How do I setup up a network>?

WillMak

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Jul 29, 2005
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All three of my computers right now (2 pcs one mac) all usewireless internet. I'm sure there's someway where I can connect all three so that I can easily swap files with them correct? I've been using the preference setting on my notebook but I can't seem to get this accomplished. Do you guys have any suggestions on what I should be doing? :confused:
 

PaRaGoNViCtiM

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Mar 18, 2005
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Hey guys, I have a question...I have a wireless router setup in my office via Verizon DSL. However, I never set up my Powerbook to use it. My PB is my only computer. I know nothing about wireless networking or anything, so don't shoot me for a stupid question. Can someone help me?
 

freiheit

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Jul 20, 2004
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Wireless networking requires you know how the access point is setup. If it uses AdHoc mode, you can probably connect to it by setting up your wireless card and using any of a number of tools (google for them or check some of the more common Mac program download sites like versiontracker) that will seek out any wireless network within range.

On the other hand, if the access point uses infrastructure mode, you'll need to know the SSID (essentially the network's given name) before you can do anything with it. You could get that information from whoever admins your network.
 
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