New G5 and PC need to see the internet

MacRob

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Original poster
Feb 8, 2005
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I need some help. My wife has a sony desktop and I just bought a new mac G5. I need both computers to see the internet. How is the best
way to do this?
Should I get a Linksys Wireless G router and Wireless G card for the sony desktop and then plug my G5 from the ethernet port into the back of the Linksys wireless router.
Will the Linksys wireless router work with the G5? How hard is it to set the G5 up to see the internet?
OR
Should I buy the Apple Airport Exress and the Linksys Wireless G card for the sony? How hard will it be for the Airport Express to see the
sony desktop. Are the instructions easy?
What should I do?
Is there a better way?

Thanks for all your help!
 

Flyinace2000

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Sep 28, 2004
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Blue Velvet said:
Best not to double post the same thread topic in different forums... for many different reasons.

http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=109316


Give it time. Somebody will come along with the right answer...
Save some bucks and get the Linksys WRT54G. Awesome router with lots of possibilities when it comes to Firmwares. get a corisponding wifi card from Linksys. If you buy both at radioshack they have some double rebates going on when you buy two wireless networking products.

That aside here is what i would do

Internet------ISP-------YourModem-----WRT54G-----PM G5
-))))Sony Vaio

Since the G5 is wired you can use it to configure the router's settings. Make sure you enable WPA (if your laptop supports it). I also enable MAC addy filtering and set the max # of DHCP IP's to 3 more than i have computers (for breathing room). Good luck!
 

Le Big Mac

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Jan 7, 2003
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MacRob said:
I need some help. My wife has a sony desktop and I just bought a new mac G5. I need both computers to see the internet. How is the best
way to do this?
Should I get a Linksys Wireless G router and Wireless G card for the sony desktop and then plug my G5 from the ethernet port into the back of the Linksys wireless router.
Will the Linksys wireless router work with the G5? How hard is it to set the G5 up to see the internet?
OR
Should I buy the Apple Airport Exress and the Linksys Wireless G card for the sony? How hard will it be for the Airport Express to see the
sony desktop. Are the instructions easy?
What should I do?
Is there a better way?

Thanks for all your help!
Since both are desktops (well, not portables), you could also get a wired router for about $50 (or less), assuming both computers are in the same room and near the cable modem. Even easier to configure--just plug both machines into the router, the router into the cable modem, and the cable modem into the cable in the wall (cat 5 cable all around). Your computers are probably already set to automatically get an address, so you're essentially done.
 
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