Wireless networking

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by i0Nic, Jul 26, 2006.

  1. i0Nic macrumors 65816

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    Just need some help regarding setting up a shared internet access network at my place, I don't know much about this stuff.

    We have 2 macbooks and a PC. I'm planning on getting an Airport Express for upstairs (connected to the cable modem) and another one for downstairs which will be a range expander.

    The PC is downstairs, can I get any old wireless-G network card and it will work fine with the airport express?

    Cheers!
     
  2. Queso macrumors G4

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    Yep. Airport is simply Apple's 802.11 product line. The Airport Express is 802.11g.
     
  3. macdragonfl macrumors regular

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    Download bonjour for windows on the pc, then you can print wireless using usb on airport express easily :)
     
  4. Kelmon macrumors 6502a

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    In theory. In practice I have a PC upstairs with a wireless PCI card (I forget who made it, maybe Belkin) that for some unknown reason refuses to connect to my Airport Extreme network. I have a Belkin PCMCIA card in an old Dell laptop and that connects to my network without trouble and a newer Dell connected after I spend an afternoon tearing my hair out. You should be fine but based on my experience it isn't a 100% guarantee.
     

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