Networking advice

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by Europe calling, Nov 24, 2008.

  1. Europe calling macrumors regular

    Europe calling

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    The Netherlands
    #1
    Hi,
    I have the current networking setup for our home office (see pic)
    The G4 shares an external FW400 disk that is connected to the Mac Pro.

    The Mac Pro however is going to be replaced by a Macbook Pro laptop.

    While working in this room, it will be connected to the 23" ACD.
    So no need for wireless here. I can plug it in to the router.

    In another room however i want to be able to wirelessly connect to the internet, print, and have access to the external disk.
    What do i need to get this working? Can i keep using my router?
     

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  2. EricNau Moderator emeritus

    EricNau

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    San Francisco, CA
    #2
    I'm not 100% clear on your intentions, but if you want to use your MacBook Pro wirelessly, you'll want a wireless router (with a built in switch, so portions of your network can still remain wired).
     
  3. waw74 macrumors 68030

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    does the G4 have a firewire port, or can you add one (sorry not to familiar with the desktop hardware)? if so you could just plug the hard drive in there, add an airport express via ethernet to your existing router, and be on your way.

    or you could go with a time capsule if you wanted to add more storage.

    either way, you can set it up so the wireless network is part of you regular wired network so, except for speed there is no difference between being plugged in or wireless.

    or as EricNau suggested get a new wireless router. the only issue you might run into is getting a FW drive on the network, most everything these days is usb friendly.
     

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