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    Question Do You Use An Adsl Modem With Air Port?
    hey guys im looking to buy an airport this weekend, im unsure as to weather its a modem its self? or weater i plug my modem into it?

    *confused*

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    The Airport base station is Apple's wireless router. An Airport Extreme card is the wireless card inside your computer that lets your computer connect to the base station (or any wireless router), wirelessly, and let you surf the net (if you have it set up to your router), and share files over the network itself.

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    Yes, you plug your ADSL modem into the Airport Base Station.


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    Personally I'd just go with a decent third-party router with a built in ADSL (ADSL2 would actually be more useful in the coming years) modem.
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    ok so i still dont understand?

    my ADSL modem atm is wireless (i work for Bigpond internet) lol

    but i just dont understand how the airport works?

    i plug my modem into it?

    and it just acts as a wireless router would as per usual..?

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    lol thanks guys, i have a good router/modem now, i guess i just want to be just that more of an apple freak then already am lol

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    Airport/Airport Extreme is Apple's "term" for wireless connectivity.

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    will i gain more speed being that its "apple" with "apple" rather then using my netgear router im using with my PB?

    Or it wont change?

    Im on a 20/1 MB ADSL +2 plan..

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    If your current ADSL Modem is also a wireless router, you have no need for an Airport Base-station. The Net Gear will work fine.

    Your speed will not be faster than the speed of your ADSL connection, but it may vary depending on if your current ADSL Modem/Wireless router is 802.11B, G or N compliant. The airport card in your Mac should be at least 802.11 B & G compliant and may even be N compliant as well. The airport card in your Mac will conform to whatever the Router supports and runs at, so if your router is set for G then your airport card in the Mac will work at G speeds and so on.


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    Quote Originally Posted by bennjiboi View Post
    will i gain more speed being that its "apple" with "apple" rather then using my netgear router im using with my PB?

    Or it wont change?

    Im on a 20/1 MB ADSL +2 plan..
    Jealousy ensues.

    No, an Apple router won't be any faster than any other (well any other that supports 802.11n... but I suspect you won't be able to use 802.11n on your PB anyway).
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