Wireless networking

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by i0Nic, Jul 26, 2006.

  1. i0Nic macrumors 65816

    May 17, 2006
    Sydney, Australia
    Just need some help regarding setting up a shared internet access network at my place, I don't know much about this stuff.

    We have 2 macbooks and a PC. I'm planning on getting an Airport Express for upstairs (connected to the cable modem) and another one for downstairs which will be a range expander.

    The PC is downstairs, can I get any old wireless-G network card and it will work fine with the airport express?

  2. Queso macrumors G4

    Mar 4, 2006
    Yep. Airport is simply Apple's 802.11 product line. The Airport Express is 802.11g.
  3. macdragonfl macrumors 6502


    Jan 11, 2006
    Ft. Lauderdale,Fl
    Download bonjour for windows on the pc, then you can print wireless using usb on airport express easily :)
  4. Kelmon macrumors 6502a


    Mar 28, 2005
    United Kingdom
    In theory. In practice I have a PC upstairs with a wireless PCI card (I forget who made it, maybe Belkin) that for some unknown reason refuses to connect to my Airport Extreme network. I have a Belkin PCMCIA card in an old Dell laptop and that connects to my network without trouble and a newer Dell connected after I spend an afternoon tearing my hair out. You should be fine but based on my experience it isn't a 100% guarantee.

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