imac + airport setup...

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by phocus, Aug 16, 2006.

  1. phocus macrumors newbie

    Aug 16, 2006

    im new to this forum, i joined up cos im about to buy an imac and im thinking of getting airport for wireless broadband but i havn't a clue how it would be setup, can anyone pls explain the basics of what i need, and how to connect it?

    i currently have a pc in my room upstairs that i will give to my parents to use downstairs, i'll have to give them my ntl modem aswell so can i just plug the airport thing into that downstairs an surf from my imac upstairs?.. that how it works? or do i need to buy another modem for my room?


    ben :D
  2. steamboat26 macrumors 65816


    May 25, 2006
    Arlington VA
    Welcome to macrumors
    Are you talking about an airport card? Or an airport base station? One of them is a card that you put in your computer to get wireless internet, and the other is a wireless router.
    Anyways, it sounds like you would need to purchase a wireless router to use along with your ntl modem to get wireless internet. your modem would plug into the wireless router, and your wireless router would plug into the computer. Then you could get a wireless signal on your mac, after you set up the router.
    Another thing, if you wanted to have a wired internet connection, then you could just get another modem for you room, but for a wireless connection, you are going to need a wireless router.
    BTW, which imac are you looking to get?
  3. phocus thread starter macrumors newbie

    Aug 16, 2006
    thanx man it sounds like what i need is the base station thing then. .. im getting a iMac 20" 2.0GHz Intel Core Duo, but it will be a few weeks yet, i just want to get everything sorted so i can get straight online when i get it.
    thanx for ur help.

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