Wireless Router

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by camerons, Sep 15, 2004.

  1. camerons macrumors newbie

    Sep 13, 2004
    If there is a wireless router already working at my house.. When my new powerbook comes would it catch the signal automatically or will i have to buy the apple base station.. Or will i have to set it up from the powerbook, the wireless router works on my dads pc but it should work with a mac right? . Thanks.. i suck at this kind of stuff
  2. t300 macrumors 6502a


    Apr 10, 2004
    The PB will pick it up right away...provided that Airport is turned on. (You'd be surprised how many people think it doesn't work, but it's not even on) Good luck!
  3. OldManJimbo macrumors 6502


    Jun 1, 2004
    California Coast
    This one of the most valuable benefits of using a PowerBook. I travel a lot and the PB is always finding wireless networks for me to join.
  4. emw macrumors G4


    Aug 2, 2004
    If for some reason is DOESN'T work, check these:

    1. Airport is on and active (as mentioned)

    2. Router is setup without MAC (not Mac) address filtering. If it is, you will have to add the address of your airport.

    3. Router is setup to distribute enough addresses (via DHCP) to give one to your Mac.

    Most likely, it will just work, though. Enjoy the world of wireless!
  5. makisushi macrumors 6502

    Jul 15, 2004
    Northern VA
    Wireless signals are standard. So your powerbook will have no problem!

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