Just Got my 24"

Discussion in 'iMac' started by apcpa2000, Nov 29, 2007.

  1. apcpa2000 macrumors member

    apcpa2000

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    Hey Everyone.

    My new 24" iMac just arrived at my office this morning. I am all set to get it hooked up at home later tonight. I upgraded to a 500gig HD and got an extra GIG of memory (aftermarket only $25). Waiting for my vmFusion and clean copy of windows to get here then I will be setting it up for that.

    Trying to decide if I should set up a wireless network. I hate to have such a beautiful machine only to have an ugly cable modem sitting next to it. I could hid the modem somewhere and set up the Airport Base Station in another room. Also this would finally let me use my wife's iPhone with Wifi instead of the slower EDGE service. Any thoughts?

    Thanks.
     
  2. Italchef macrumors 6502

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    I say go for the wireless network. In my house I have my new iMac in the office and my G4 flat panel in the living room. My epson printer is hooked into the AEBS and shared by both computers. The other day I had some friends over and wanted to show them the 2 macs side by side, so I just unplugged the new iMac and put it under my arm, then plugged it in and set it on the coffee table. Connected immediately and away you go. It's really sweet to have the ability to truck the thing around the house even though its not a laptop. No wires hanging out, and you can still share your printer. Wireless all the way.

    Mick
     
  3. flopticalcube macrumors G4

    flopticalcube

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    My WiFi (AEBS) is really smooth. If all you are doing with your network is internet access, you could easily just buy a cheap g router for as little as $20 and it would serve you well.
     
  4. HDproducer macrumors member

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    go wireless

    I agree if only for internet, go wireless and go cheap.

    The 802.11n will be faster than your internet connection so you don't have to worry about the wireless slowing you down.

    If you want to connect a printer and/or HD the airport extreme is great.

    I also like the fact that it works with back to my mac right out of the box. I had to do a lot of messing around with my mom's router to get video chat and screen sharing to work at my moms house. I know a lot of new routers will work, but I sure like my airport extreme.
     
  5. chameleon81 macrumors 6502

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    Yeah but even G is faster than the internet. Connection speed is required when it comes data transfers btw computers in the same network. N has speed and coverage benefits.
     

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