What effect will new iMac have on existing WiFi network

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by GovtLawyer, Jan 4, 2014.

  1. GovtLawyer macrumors 6502

    Sep 6, 2008
    I will shortly be going from my 2008 iMac to a new 2013 one. I intend to set up the new machine via either Migration Assistant or TM. I have my current iMac connected to an Airport Express (ethernet to cable Internet), and I have 2 iPhones, an iPad, Apple TV, a Yamaha AV receiver and my printer wirelessly on the same network. I use the iPad extensively to control the entire system when I am too lazy to get up from the couch.

    Will I have to start from scratch with my network - setting up a new network and individually finding it and supplying a password with each of my peripherals, or will it all work the same as now simply by setting up the new iMac identically to the old?


  2. Weaselboy Moderator


    Staff Member

    Jan 23, 2005
    Everything will work exactly the same. All you need to do is add the iMac to the network when you set it up and you will be in business.
  3. GovtLawyer thread starter macrumors 6502

    Sep 6, 2008

    I think a surmised that. The network goes from my Airport Express outwards. I thought it might start with the computer, in which case I would have to change everything. Thanks for your help.

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