iMac (tips about connection)

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  1. guklein macrumors 6502a

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    Hello,

    I have an iMac 20'' 2.66Ghz.

    My internet connection is by cable (1.2M). I have a iMac and a PC notebook at my home office. I use a router linksys WRT54G for my wireless network.

    1) I think my connection is a bit slow. If I buy a wireless "N" broadband router, the connection will be faster?

    2) My notebook does not accept "N". What could I do? Use 2 routers?

    3) I have a Panasonic 2.4 GHz cordless phone in my office (close the router). Is it impacting the router connection?

    Thank you so much.

    Gustavo
     
  2. iBookG4user macrumors 604

    iBookG4user

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    1) Try doing a speedtest and see what your connection is. And also try setting your DNS servers, here are some good public ones, you can set them in System Preferences>Network>Advanced>DNS.

    2) Your router should be backwards compatible.

    3) It shouldn't be impacting the connection.
     
  3. guklein thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    About 2)...iMac is compatible with "N" wireless, but my PC notebook is not compatible.

    Then, I have to use a "G" wireless? Or I can use a "N" router with my iMac and a "G" router with my PC notebook?
     
  4. iBookG4user macrumors 604

    iBookG4user

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    When your PC laptop is connected all wireless computers will be using "G" and when it is not connected the iMac will be using "N".
     

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