Resolved Imac vs router for House wireless

kdog679

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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?
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btbrossard

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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.
 

GimmeSlack12

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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.
 

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