i wanna get my MBP wireless

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  1. jesusplay macrumors 6502a

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    well my sister wants to get her mbp wireless.


    the MBP is her only computer in her house.

    if she buys a wireless router does it need to be hooked to a computer?

    or will she have to make the mac wired?
     
  2. CrzyCanuck72 macrumors 6502a

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    no, you do not need a computer to be attached to a wireless router (hence, wireless). If she wants to be wireless, buy a wireless router (any one will work with a Mac).
     
  3. psychofreak Retired

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    The router connects to the wall, and the MBP connects wirelessly to the router :)
     
  4. jesusplay thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    soit cna be hooked directly to router and doesnt need a computer?
     
  5. gescom macrumors regular

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    I reccomend getting a wireless router and follow the step-by-step instructions. This will enable you to roam around the house with wireless internet. :cool:
     
  6. The Flashing Fi macrumors 6502a

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    I don't know how it is for DSL, but if you have cable, the router will be hooked up to a router. You don't need to have it connected directly to a computer for it to function. When you set it up, I would suggest hooking it up to the router directly with a cord (it will come with one) and set it up with that. I just suggest it because it will be a bit easier and quicker, as the laptop won't have to continuously connect to the router wirelessly.
     
  7. CalBoy macrumors 604

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    When you buy your router (or rather, when she buys her router) it needs to be Mac OS X compatible for the setup. Follow the instructions and you should be fine (it generally doesn't take very long).

    If your sister has a printer, I recommend that she gets a router that can make the printer wireless as well, as this will give her ultimate wireless freedom. :cool:
     
  8. gescom macrumors regular

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    Good call on the Mac OSX compatibility part. I competly forgot to mention that. :D
     
  9. thechidz macrumors 68000

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    I think this person wants to be wireless anywhere no? As in having a broadband expresscard 34?
     
  10. CalBoy macrumors 604

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    I don't think so. The OP mentioned "house" so my first inclination was to assume it was a standard modem to router question.
     
  11. gescom macrumors regular

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    That was my understanding as well. (Wireless at home)
     
  12. philgilder macrumors 68000

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    doesnt seem like that

    (already answered :) )
     

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