Connect airport extreme directly to pc

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

  1. paperstarxo macrumors newbie

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    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

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    An airport extreme base station is like any other router- compatible with Macs and Windows machines.
     
  3. alust2013 macrumors 601

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    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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