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altekameraden
05-21-2010, 08:30 AM
I have five year old G5 20" iMac with OS 10.4.11. Runs great and wife is primary user and wants to keep it. Also have MacBook with 10.6.3. I have used airport on iMac to wifi macBook but don't want to leave the iMac running. Also desire to wifi to printer currently connected to iMac. Looking at routers, I have looked into Airport Extreme, Express, and Cisco Valet. Although more expensive, I am leaning towards Extreme. But I read I can't set up Extreme with iMac due to OS 10.4.11 and must use MacBook. Question: Can I set it up and hard wire the iMac into Extreme and use it with no problems; and if I run USB from printer to Extreme, can I still print from both iMac and MacBook? It appears I can use Express as well, but has less capabilities if I wish to expand to other things. Any comments on Valet?

osxx
05-22-2010, 08:38 AM
I think the Extreme will work just fine as you mentioned with added capabilities for the future not to mention they seem to last or at least mine is 4 yrs old.