Router Set-up Question

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by Poseidon, Feb 14, 2008.

  1. Poseidon macrumors regular

    Poseidon

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    Coralville, IA
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    So on my current (read: crappy and old) PC, my wireless connection runs by having the PC connected to a wireless adapter, which in turn communicates with my Netgear Router, which is linked via cable to our modem.

    If I take the risk and buy the Airport Extreme Base Station for my new Imac, am I going to be running the same way? That is, will I have to buy a router (such as the AEBS) plus a wireless adapter to hook up?

    (I apologize if this is an silly question, but I'm concerned as it is given the wide range of reviews on the AEBS and I want to make sure I have all the proper equipment the first time around.)
     
  2. TEG macrumors 604

    TEG

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    The iMac has a built in Wireless card. It can connect to any 802.11a/b/g/n network. If you buy a base station, it can replace your router and wireless adapter.

    TEG
     
  3. brop52 macrumors 68000

    brop52

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    The iMac will work fine with the setup you have now. If the speed is sufficient try it and stick with it.
     

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