Wireless Networks

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

  1. clearchaos macrumors regular

    clearchaos

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    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

    kastenbrust

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    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

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    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

    GGJstudios

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

    clearchaos

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    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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