Airport confusion

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by kenglade, Dec 23, 2008.

  1. kenglade macrumors 6502

    Dec 20, 2008
    I just inherited an iMac G5 (10.4.11) which I would like to add to my existing PC setup. I currently have a DSL modem (2Wire from Qwest, my local phone service) hardwired to my PC. I understand if I want to connect the iMac wirelessly I will need an Airport connect. But I'm confused about the types available. There is a basic Airport Card, an Airport Extreme Card, and an Airport base station. Which of these would best suit my needs. BTW, distance from the modem is not a factor. The modem is about four feet from the iMac.
    Advice much appreciated.
  2. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

    Tallest Skil

    Aug 13, 2006
    1 Geostationary Tower Plaza
    First go to Apple System Profiler to see if you have an AirPort card installed.

    If you don't you'll need the proper AirPort Extreme card.

    Then you can get an AirPort Express, AirPort Extreme, or Time Capsule.
  3. Solemony macrumors 6502


    Nov 26, 2008

    Your iMac G5 already has an Airport card b/c I have an iMac G5 so I know..and Linksys router would be a good choice..Easy setup and use :) great connection :)

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