Connect airport extreme directly to pc

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by paperstarxo, Oct 13, 2010.

  1. paperstarxo macrumors newbie

    Oct 11, 2010
    I know the title sounds like many other forms of connecting to pcs but hear me out.

    Shortly after my pc laptop died, my linksey's router died. Since I was also in the market for a mac book pro later on, i thought that instead of getting another linksey's to get a airport extreme instead. Which brings me to my question; since my mom's pc desktop is our only desktop, could I connect the airport extreme directly to this computer. Or should I buy a linksey's router and buy a airport express for the laptop? (I know I don't have to buy a express to connect the laptop to internet if i had a linksey's, but i like the idea of air tunes)

    Thanks in advance!
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core


    Jul 24, 2006
    The Ivory Tower (I'm not coming down)
    An airport extreme base station is like any other router- compatible with Macs and Windows machines.
  3. alust2013 macrumors 601


    Feb 6, 2010
    On the fence
    If you mean a wired connection, yes. You can use the airport extreme in the exact same way as the other router, the setup is just a little different (has its own software, etc)

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