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

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

  1. Whackintosh macrumors 6502

    Whackintosh

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    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

    GimmeSlack12

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    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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