Wireless Confusion

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Washac, May 12, 2008.

  1. Washac macrumors 68020


    Jul 2, 2006

    As the title says Wireless Confusion.

    I have setup a PC laptop for sombody on wireless and it was straightforward enough

    Plugged the wireless box into the filter on the phoneline, then connected the USB stick with small ariel into the laptop and away it went.

    So nothing between wireless box and computer.

    I have received a wireless box for my iMac, now my confusion.

    It comes with a DSL cable to connect from the filter to the wireless box.

    Then there is an ethernet cable that it says connects from one of the ethernet ports on the wireless box to your Macs Network port.

    Now forgive my stupidity maybe, but how is that wireless ? What am I missing here :/ ?
  2. cdlxxvi macrumors newbie

    Apr 30, 2008

    I guess that the case with your wireless router is that it supports *both* Ethernet and WLAN. You can usually initially connect via Ethernet to set up your wireless access point and then disconnect the Ethernet cable and connect via WLAN.
    It will help of you give us the details (brand, model) of your wireless box.
  3. Washac thread starter macrumors 68020


    Jul 2, 2006
    The box is one that comes with o2 broadband in the UK.

    It is just called o2 Wireless box II, I have no idea who makes it, sorry. Thats why I left it as an open question as such.

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