Mac Mini Networking Question

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Afro1989, Jan 17, 2006.

  1. Afro1989 macrumors 6502a

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    Hello. I have a PC and am about to buy a Mac Mini also. They both need to be plugged into my router. Is the built-in 10/100BASE-T Ethernet which is built into the Mac Mini what I need to be able to plug into my router?

    Also, does the cable come with the Mac Mini or do I have to buy it separately and what is it called?

    Thanks so much!
     
  2. balamw Moderator

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    Yes, the built-in Ethernet port should be all you need to hook up to your router. (Plus the cable of course ;) )

    The cable is an called Ethernet cable or patch cord. Sometimes it might be referred to as a CAT5 or CAT5e or RJ45 cable for the cable and connectors used respectively. I do not recall getting one with my iBook, so I doubt one is included with the mini.

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  3. h0e0h macrumors 6502a

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    it is not included with the mini
     
  4. Afro1989 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks so much for your quick and friendly responses. I love this community! :)

    Thanks again guys.
     

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