iMac to Airport Extreme (for stereo) direct?

Discussion in 'Mac Peripherals' started by ehodder, Nov 25, 2005.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    first, yes, they have lured me away from PCs with the iMac.

    I'm planning on picking up an iMac and an AirPort Express Stereo connection. I currently have an 802.11b network.

    Will the iMac communicate directly with the AirPort stereo connection via 802.11g or do I need to upgrade my wireless router? I'm not concerned with upgrading the entire network to G at the moment but would like the fatter pipe for music. (Physical location of incoming internet is not located near the stereo and isn't moving.)
     
  2. macrumors Penryn

    rdowns

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    If your router is b, then all connections will operate at b speed. Streaming music over the AE at b speeds works just fine.

    Then again, I think you can set up a new network with the AE. Comments anyone?
     
  3. macrumors regular

    betty02

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    Yes there are ways of setting up networks wit the AE, but i don't think its an easy process,

    The iMac will be able to connect with no problems im not sure if it will be via 802..11g although i may be wrong, but the stereo works diffrent, and like rdowns said aslong as your router is b then there should be no upgrades required.

    Hope this helps, but i hope someone can expand on what ive said, as im not entireley sure (because i don't have a mac)

    Thanks
     

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