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Connecting to a Windows Wireless Network using a MacBook

by computer_genius / March 19, 2007 2:11 PM PDT

Is it possible?

My parents are going to give me a 2GHz MacBook for my birthday, but I'm having second thoughts because I don't know how to connect to our wireless network. My current computer has a LinkSys wireless adapter, and I connect to a LinkSys model #WMP54G. We are on PLDT myDSL(Philippines) and the main computer is running Windows XP Professional.

Do I need to buy extra hardware to connect to the wireless network? Should I buy an AirPort Extreme card or anything? I'd really appreciate help!

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Follow-up..
by computer_genius / March 21, 2007 12:01 AM PDT

Hi um.. can anyone please reply? My mom's going to get me one by Saturday and I really have to know if a Mac can connect to a Windows network. Thnx.

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Yes, Macs connect to wifi networks.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 21, 2007 12:14 AM PDT
In reply to: Follow-up..

You'll see them at hotspots using the same wifi servers (access points) PC owners use. I wonder why this question comes up?

Bob

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so..
by computer_genius / March 21, 2007 12:54 PM PDT

Don't I need to buy an AirPort Extreme Base or card?

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Only if you don't have any cards.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 21, 2007 12:56 PM PDT
In reply to: so..

Let me state this as simply as I can. WIFI is a standard called 802.11x You see a, b, g and n. Most of us will want 802.11g. So if I have an 802.11g router, my mac, pc, linux and other 802.11g things can use that.

Bob

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(NT) Thanks
by computer_genius / March 21, 2007 1:09 PM PDT
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