i7 first start up question

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Swalo, Apr 9, 2010.

  1. Swalo macrumors newbie

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    I might be getting ahead of myself here, but I am getting my i7 delivered on monday and was wondering for the first turn on should I connect (hard wire) it to my Airport Extreme (which is connected to my cable modem) and go from there OR just go through the initial set up and then start connect to the net etc...?

    Any help appreciated

    Swalo
     
  2. skh macrumors member

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    If you plan to use it wirelessly in general then there's no need. OSX comes AirPort ready during setup.
     
  3. Swalo thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thx for the quick response!!


    I planned on using the wire 'cos I believe it is faster - yes?

    Swalo
     
  4. skh macrumors member

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    Well.. locally for sure, but in terms of the internet, chances are that your provider's bandwidth is lower than wireless N's capabilities.

    But in general, if you can easily use a wire, then go for it.
     
  5. Swalo thread starter macrumors newbie

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  6. IndustrialSpace macrumors 6502a

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    I'd start it up without anything connected. USBs, modems, externals, etc.
     
  7. Hellhammer Moderator

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    I agree. Then, when everything is set up, connect the thing you need such as Ethernet, speakers, printer etc
     
  8. natewsmith macrumors regular

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    Actually there is an addition.

    It depends upon which airport extreme you have. I have a 27" and had to buy a brand new airport extreme and had to actually use the install dvd update. But like they said above everything else is ready.
     

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