Hooking an IMac into an existing home network

EdT

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Hopefully, my new IMac will arrive Tuesday. But I have a question that I had not thought of before, about networking. My current home network has an encrypted D-Link router. I know how to add Windows computers to this network, but I have no Mac experience at all. The only reason I have any concerns about hooking up to this network is the encryption. I can't imagine the Windows auto-install feature for adding new computers onto the router works for non-windows computers, but maybe I am making a mountain out of a mole-hill. Anyone have any advice or experience?

Thanks in advance.....
 

termina3

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Assuming you purchased your iMac with Airport (or is that standard now?), you'll be prompted to set it up. Otherwise go to system preferences -> airport -> setup (or something of the like)
 

CanadaRAM

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Don't forget -- Google for tips if you have trouble: "DLink {model number} Mac"

Certain routers do not support WPA on Macs through Airport cards, they have to use WEP or nothing.

There are some gotchas that aren't covered in the manuals.
 

EdT

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Once again, thanks everybody. Computer arrived a day early, had no problems with initial powerup or the wireless mouse. Was still worried I would have problems connecting to the Internet. I had no problems hooking up what-so-ever. Plugged the ethernet cable from the DLink in and it worked. Didn't have to do anything else.

Now I just have to get use to a completely different command set. But after hearing of the 'Windows Genuine Advantage' problem from this weekend, I'll not be sorry to leave MS behind.