Wireless Networks

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by clearchaos, Mar 3, 2009.

  1. clearchaos macrumors regular


    Feb 8, 2009
    I'm seriously considering buying a new mac mini in a couple weeks, and i have a question about the wireless network setup.
    there are 2 PCs in my house that are already setup to a wireless network with a router and everything. Can my mini connect to that network problem-free? Or will i need to buy an Airport Station?
  2. kastenbrust macrumors 68030


    Dec 26, 2008
    North Korea
    You can connect in the same way

    Airport = Wireless (its just Mac's name)
    Macs can connect to Wireless networks in the same way Windows machines do.

    Infact with a Mac you tend to get added bonuses like being able to parouse through Windows machines documents on your networks.
  3. John Doe 57 macrumors 65816

    John Doe 57

    Jan 26, 2008
    Los Angeles, CA
    You should be able to connect. I bring my MacBook Pro to my friend's house all the time and it connects instantly. This after you enter the connect password if any.
  4. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    You can connect your Mac to the existing network. No additional hardware required.
  5. clearchaos thread starter macrumors regular


    Feb 8, 2009
    thanks guys!
    in less than a month i should be the proud new owner of a Mac Mini.

    my old school used to use Macs exclusively, and i loved the look and feel of them. i haven't used one in a few years, but im certain within a day we'll be best friends again. :)

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