networking question

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by MacUser1, Jul 26, 2003.

  1. macrumors 6502


    Aug 23, 2001
    ok, i have had our airport network up and running perfectly in our home for awhile. now, i would like to purchase the ps2 network adapter to play games online. my question is what is the type of hardware will i need to do this (reccommendations welcome).

    i think that all i need is to have my cable modem connected to a router which is then connected to the airport base station. then all i would have to do is get another ethernet cable to the ps2. am i right or am i way off?

    i apologize in advance for not replying quickly, leaving today for Boston.
  2. macrumors 68020


    Jul 16, 2002
    Salt Lake City, UT
    I believe that the Airport Base Station doubles as a router, so just hooking the network adapter up might work jsut fine. However I don't have an Airport or a working PS2 right now, so take my information how you will.

  3. macrumors 6502

    me hate windows

    Jan 18, 2002
    Try what P-worm said, and if it doesnt work, get a router
  4. macrumors regular

    Aug 22, 2002
    If you have a new AP Base Station, that would work as it has the port for the extra computer. If you are starting from scratch or looking to upgrade, I'd get a Linksys Wireless Access Point/Router. It has more options to customize in software than the Airport does. It will be cheaper in the long run and just as good if not better. You could even get the 802.11g part to allow for future expansion.
  5. macrumors 6502

    Jan 15, 2002
    connecting into the Basestation with the ehternet cable will work just fine. if you want you can even take your PS2 wireless. Linksys makes a device that is basicly a stand alone wireless-lan card connects to anything with an ethernet port RJ-45 jack. You configure it from your computer and then it saves the settingsto the device

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