Router Set-up Question

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

  1. Poseidon macrumors regular


    Feb 14, 2007
    Coralville, IA
    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


    Jan 21, 2002
    Langley, Washington
    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.

  3. brop52 macrumors 68000


    Feb 26, 2007
    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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