Question about Router

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by volcomsurf, Aug 6, 2005.

  1. volcomsurf macrumors newbie

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    Okay, someone told me that I had to have an Airport card in order to hook up two computers (Dell PC & G3 iMac) to a Linksys B Router. Is this true? If it is then I might as well sell the iMac because I'm not willing to spend a lot of money to get my iMac to the internet. All I would like to know is can I just hook up a router to the cable modem and run lines to the Dell and G3 iMac? Do I really need an Airport card? Thanks.
     
  2. tikibangout macrumors regular

    tikibangout

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    #2
    You'd need an aiport card for wireless internet. All you need is the router.
     
  3. CanadaRAM macrumors G5

    CanadaRAM

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    You can run Ethernet cables from a Cable/DSL router to both a Mac and a PC -- as long as the router has 2 free ethernet jacks on it (very few routers don't have a hub built in)-- is that your question?
     
  4. DarkNetworks macrumors 68000

    DarkNetworks

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    i think the answer for this is u do not need an airport card. "can I just hook up a router to the cable modem and run lines to the Dell and G3 iMac" i think u already have an idea about the solution.

    My recomendations,
    Solution 1,
    Get the wireless router u told me u want to buy and get an airport card for the mac and i assume ur windows can recieve wireless internet connection.

    Solution2,
    Get a normal router, two ethernet cables.
     

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