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  1. #1
    Frodo
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    New and unsure??


    Hey all!

    I am planning to order an iMac G5 in the next week or so but there is just this niggle in the back of my mind about setting it up wirelessly,as I am unsure.

    I am getting an Airport card put into the iMac as I want to go online via a wireless connection. In my head I have it that I buy a router which I plug my boradband connection into. The router will then send the signal to my iMac with no need for anything to be plugged into the iMac??
    Is this the case? I am sorry if I did not make much sense, as you can tell I am kinda new to this.

    Thanx

  2. #2
    New and unsure??

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    Your Mac's Specs
    12" Apple PowerBook G4 (1.5GHz)
    Yes. That's exactly how it works.

    I would also recommend making sure that your router has some form of encryption (either WEP or WPA) turned on. This is trivial to do on an Apple router such as the AirPort Express, and not difficult on any other router.

  3. #3
    Frodo
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    Thanks! That clears it up for me.

    Now another wee cheeky question! Is

    this what I am looking for?

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    New and unsure??

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    Your Mac's Specs
    12" Apple PowerBook G4 (1.5GHz)
    Quote Originally Posted by Frodo
    Is

    this what I am looking for?
    If you're using DSL, and you don't already have a DSL modem, then yes.
    It'll be:
    phone line -> that Linksys Modem+router (((wireless signal))) your iMac

    If you already have a DSL modem (or your DSL provider will give you one for free) then you might look at this instead, since its cheaper.
    Then you'd have
    phone line -> DSL Modem -> the Linksys router (((wireless signal))) your iMac.

  5. #5
    Frodo
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    Thanks a lot for the help!

    I don't already have a modem as my Windows pc has a built in modem.
    Woo Hoo! Can't wait! I have an iBook G4 and when I get my iMac I can say goodbye to windows altogether!

    Thanx again!

  6. #6
    Stuart Grice
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    Question same boat
    I have just ordered an iMac G5 and an airport extreme base station and i think its an easy set up but i have had a couple of conflicting sites some say that the base station (airport extreme) can have the dsl connection directly form the phone socket, one or two others mention a ethernet modem must be connected.
    can anyone confirm what it deffinatley is?

    Thanks in advance, :bomb:

    Stu

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