Does "internet sharing" negate the need to buy a wireless router?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Whackintosh, Mar 25, 2009.

  1. Whackintosh macrumors 6502


    Mar 8, 2009
    Montreal, Quebec
    I'm considering getting a Time Capsule, but I wonder if the Imac's internet sharing feature is powerful enough that I can save on buying a TC and just get a large external hdd for backups instead. What kind of range do the Imacs give off for shared wireless (I haven't bought my machine yet)?
  2. GimmeSlack12 macrumors 603


    Apr 29, 2005
    San Francisco
    The range isn't that big. It cannot compare with a wireless router. If you are in a dorm room or something it'd be fine, or a small studio apt. maaaaybe.

    My point is, the range is really small (radius of 10 ft. with line of sight)?

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