Resolved Imac vs router for House wireless

Discussion in 'iMac' started by kdog679, Jan 20, 2012.

  1. kdog679, Jan 20, 2012
    Last edited: Jan 20, 2012

    kdog679 macrumors member

    Jul 9, 2011
    So I recently came across an article stating my iMac could be used as my houses router. Just asking you guys if you think my imac ( 2.8GHz Intel Core 2 Duo) would be better to use than my linksys e2000 for spreading my signal across the house. What are the pros and cons to using both?
  2. btbrossard macrumors 6502a

    Oct 25, 2008
    A dedicated router is going to provide better coverage and features than using your iMac to create an ad hoc network.

    You can certainly create a network with your iMac (I've done this a few times for temporary needs) and see how it works for you, but I would use a real router.

    Also - the iMac can't go to sleep and provide the network, so it would have to be awake at all times you want your network available.
  3. GimmeSlack12 macrumors 603


    Apr 29, 2005
    San Francisco
    The wifi range is much larger with a router. The iMac will work if you're in a small place but if you have several rooms then the iMac range will fall short.
  4. kdog679 thread starter macrumors member

    Jul 9, 2011

    Alrighty, thanks for the quick replies!

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