Can I Use A Wireless Router with Both Windows and Mac Computers?

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  1. poofusnoof macrumors newbie

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    So yet again, I think I'm asking a stupid question.
    I have an iMac.
    And I have a PC using XP.
    I only have one modem for my internet, so I wanted to get a Linksys Wireless Router, and either get an Airport card or get an Apple compatiple USB internet card thing. If anyone has set up a wireless router, is it easy, and will this work with an Apple computer? or with an Apple and Windows Computer?

    Thanks.
     
  2. swiftaw macrumors 603

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    Yes, Wireless Networking is a universal standard so all computers can use the same networks
     
  3. Sherman Homan macrumors 6502

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    The wireless signal and the DHCP function, NAT etc are all like dial tone for a phone. Your Mac, PC, Xbox, Wii whatever will connect just fine.
     
  4. poofusnoof thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Sweet.
    Ok..but now I have another question.
    I have Charter (cable) high speed internet.
    I was reading that you may have to do something with the MAC address of you modem. Like clone it or something...or else the internet wont work.
    Im thinking that i have to do this since awhile ago i tried to use a different modem and when i tried to connect to the interent it did some kind of modem swap thing.

    Does anyone know if i will have to clone my MAC address?
    And if i have to...how do i do this?

    THANKS!
     
  5. Sherman Homan macrumors 6502

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    Why do you think that?

    What are you talking about? Call your ISP, find out if they do MAC verification.
     
  6. poofusnoof thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I read it on like About.com.
    Im a pretty gullible person.
    Okey-Dokey.
     
  7. Jack Flash macrumors 65816

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    I think you'll find that your router and computer will automatically do most of the dirty work for you.

    Don't forget to put a WPA-PSK security key on there!
     

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