iMac Router Compatibility

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  1. iMacBoy macrumors 6502

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    Hey Guys,

    I am getting a 21.5" iMac Tommorrow,

    I am wondering will it be fully compatible with my wireless Belkin router (Not sure which specific model it is)

    Thanks for any help!:apple:
     
  2. dborja macrumors 6502a

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    It should be. The iMac does a very good job of sniffing out wireless networks and making the connection process easy.
     
  3. Chris. macrumors regular

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    Hi,

    I don't think you will have any problems. Very rare that a router wouldn't work with a computer.
     
  4. iMacBoy thread starter macrumors 6502

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  5. trainguy77 macrumors 68040

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    Yeah this stuff is pretty much all standardized. The only case you might have issues is with wireless N. As everything is draft N as that standard has not been finalized. Cabled networks won't have an issue. Wireless will work just not necessarily at N speeds.
     
  6. iMacBoy thread starter macrumors 6502

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    So when im setting up my mac, it will find the router and i will be away?

    Thanks
     
  7. trainguy77 macrumors 68040

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    Yeah it should.
     
  8. dborja macrumors 6502a

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    +1

    If it detects that the network uses a key, it will prompt you and then set itself up properly.
     
  9. iMacBoy thread starter macrumors 6502

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  10. Fishrrman macrumors G4

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    "I am wondering will it be fully compatible with my wireless Belkin router (Not sure which specific model it is)"

    You shouldn't have any problems with the router.

    Though, a question:
    Is the router itself located nearby the computer (i.e., within 15-20 feet)? If so, my recommendation is to get an Ethernet connecting cable and "go wired" instead.

    If you're not actually moving the computer around (as in a laptop), removing the "wireless factor" is one less thing that can go wrong on you.

    Others may disagree, but for "close connections", wired beats wireless hands down.
     
  11. iMacBoy thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks all for replies

    Got My iMac now and am typing this from it :D

    Found my wireless no problem connected straight away.

    Recommend getting this iMac (21.5)

    Thanks again
     
  12. dborja macrumors 6502a

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    Congrats! Yes, Macs and Mac OS X are much easier to set up...

    Enjoy!
     

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