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Wireless setup question

juice

TRIBE Member
Ok so I want to get a wireless setup for my new place. I'm going to need it to support both a PC laptop and a Mac laptop. Is there a simple way to do this? I thought Mac uses some fancy pants airport stuff that doesn't exactly jive with PC. Help!
 

The Tesseract

TRIBE Member
As long as your Mac and PC have the same Ethernet cards, and are connected to the same hub, there shouldn't be a problem.
 

Syntax Error

Well-Known TRIBEr
airport is just the mac version of 802.11b. airport extreme is 802.11g. they are both compatible with each other and with pc wireless cards and routers.

if your router is 802.11g then you will have no worries with anything.
 

juice

TRIBE Member
Cool that makes my life a little easier ... 802.11g looks like the way to go if this is the case.
 

ian

TRIBE Member
Yup, at home I have a Mac laptop with an airport extreme card and a windows laptop running windows xp with a 802.11b card and they both work seamlessly. My setup has a D-link Wireless broadcasting station hooked up to my wired Linksys Router/Switch. The printer is hooked into the wired switch and both laptops can shared the printer through wireless IP printing.

It all works like a charm.

-ian g.
 
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Dr. Grinch

TRIBE Member
Originally posted by ian
Yup, at home I have a Mac laptop with an airport extreme card and a windows laptop running windows xp with a 802.11b card and they both work seamlessly. My setup has a D-link Wireless broadcasting station hooked up to my wired Linksys Router/Switch. The printer is hooked into the wired switch and both laptops can shared the printer through wireless IP printing.

It all works like a charm.

-ian g.
Thanks for the free internet connection man!

Signed,

The guy in the car across the street with the Pringles can pointed at your house.
 

Cri

TRIBE Member
I have a wireless connection that was just set up for me :) COurse I have NOOO clue..my dad did it for me!

But it's pretty cool :) and one of my neighbours has wireless too :D

my useless $0.02!!! ;)

<-- computer retarted :p
 

Dr. Grinch

TRIBE Member
Originally posted by SneakyPete
I have wireless, but I dont know why sometimes it works sometimes it doesn't. :confused:
Lots of possible reasons...

Make sure your router is set to Infrastructure, not Ad-Hoc.
Make sure SSID broadcast is turned on.
If you have a wireless network card (not built in) use the utility that came with it, not the windows XP wireless network client (which blows). Also make sure all firmware, drivers, etc are the newest versions from the manufacturers websites.
 

ian

TRIBE Member
Originally posted by Dr. Grinch
Thanks for the free internet connection man!

Signed,

The guy in the car across the street with the Pringles can pointed at your house.

I am of course running WEP (Wireless Encryption) to stymie the efforts of such Pringles types.

-ian g.
 
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