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    Feb 04, 2007
    Question Do I need a Base Station?
    Hi there,

    Been meaning to find a Mac Forum to ask this question for a while, and what better a place than a forum called 'Mac Forums'...

    Anyway, I have an iMac G5 with Airport built in and I have an iBook also with Airport built in. My question is, can I connect these two computers together (ie: to share/copy files and share internet connection) with just the inbuilt cards or do I need a base station to make them talk to each other? If not, how do I do it as I can't figure it out!

    Also, what is the difference between an 'Extreme' and 'Express' base station?


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    Jan 04, 2006
    Hamburg, Germany
    MacBook Pro | iMac(2.1 G5) | MacBook(2.16 C2D) | MacMini (1.67 CD) | iPhone 4 | iPad (3rd Gen)
    Yes. You can use the built-in Airport card to communicate between the iMac and the iBook provided that you keep them not too far away from each other.

    Airport Express is only a wireless Modem with an integrated AirTunes functionality(latest). Airport Extreme on the other hand allows you to share printers (print server) using Bonjour and contains more server capabilities.

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    Feb 04, 2007
    What would not too far away be? Do they need to be sitting next to each other, or can they be in another room of the house? And how do I set them up to communicate to one another?


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