Question regarding Airport.

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by Sender, Jan 29, 2004.

  1. Sender macrumors newbie

    Jan 29, 2004
    Im buying a Powerbook soon and was going to install airport on it. Do I have to buy the Apple Airport Base Station, or can I used any 802.11 g (or b for that matter) receiver?
  2. mactastic macrumors 68040


    Apr 24, 2003
    Most any router will work. I like the AE base station though because it offers wireless USB printing, which is good for me since the only computers in my house are laptops. I have no desktop to use to share a printer with so that was pretty important to me.
  3. virividox macrumors 601


    Aug 19, 2003
    Manila - Nottingham - Philadelphia - Santa Barbar
    i think most powerbooks sold bye apple now come airport ready

    but getting to ur question, you dont need to get the airport base station itself, any b or g network will work with the airport extreme cards and any b station will work with the original airport card. that being said, i would go for linksys or netgear base stations if you arent getting an apple

    the apple basestation is the simplest to set up and like the previous poster mentioned can do wireless usb printer sharing

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