Wanting to go wireless...

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by dannnyh, Aug 21, 2006.

  1. dannnyh macrumors regular

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    I have an iBook G4. My broadband internet provider is Demon UK and i'm using the modem which they supplied.

    I'm wanting to go wireless, initially just for my iBook but will want the option to add one PC and possibly at printer at some point.

    My question is: What kit do I need to buy??? Do I just buy a router and plug the existing modem in to it, do I need to buy another type of modem. Is AirPort Express what I need or is something like a Linksys Router.

    Physically, I'll never be more than 30ft away from the phone point and it will be mainly used for internet browsing (dont know if that is relevant or not).

    I have read back through previous posts but I cant make sense of most of them.

    Any advice is gratefully received.

    Dan
     
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    Make sure that your modem has an ethernet port, that will be a must

    Most of the modems should have both Ehternet and USB
     
  4. dannnyh thread starter macrumors regular

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    My modem is a Thomson speedtouch 330. Just a USB connection. So, a new modem will be needed?
     
  5. Shadow macrumors 68000

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    I too had a SpeedTouch 330. I just went down to PC World at Teesside Park and got a Linksys router.
     
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    The router has one built in (or atleast mine does).
     
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    My DSL provider sent me a modem/wireless router combo device and it works great with my iBook.
     
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