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wireless network with old mac.

Hi, I just got me a new Imac intel, I got another old mac a G3, 500 mghz, I want to know how can I share mi DSL in both machines, the G3 got an airport card, but I`m not sure how to use it. My new mac got the modem,and the G3 is going to be in my son room, I know I need a router, but what do I got to do to the G3 to get the signal in another room? what if I get one of those wireless cards with a usb connection, will it work with mac or are they just for windows? I`m runing Panther on the G3 and Tiger on the new mac, any help will bw apreciated.

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Does the old mac have ethernet?

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a thought...

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Doesn't the new IntelMac have airport built in when shipped?
If so, how about this?

Connect the IntelMac to the DSL as usual.

Use Airport on the IntelMac to create a network.

In the IntelMac's "sharing" prefs pane, turn on internet sharing to computers that connect to it via Airport.

Using the Airport card in the G3 iMac, connect to the IntelMac's network.

The G3 should have internet access. Yes?

I've never used internet sharing, but I remember seeing it there.

isn't that how it works?


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"Shared Internet" is an option but it would mean that the G3 would only be able to use the internet when the new iMac was up and running.
A wireless router would solve this problem. Apple sells one, Apple Airport Extreme Base Station, that would ensure that you have no problems with compatibility. It is not the cheapest route, certainly the easiest, as there are a number of wireless routers out there that will work just as well with the Airport cards currently installed in both machines.


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I don`t have an Airport router, so I was wondering if I get a diferent router, will it work with the airport card of the G3? and if so, do I have to mess around with the OS in both machines? or is just a plug and play kind of thing?

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It should do

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All of the Wireless routers operate on the same frequencies so the Airport card should work with another brand of wireless router.
Buy one from a reputable store so that if you have difficulties, you can return it.
Belkin and Linksys both make wireless routers that work with the Airport card.
There is a setup assistant built into the Mac OS for setting up the wireless card

Good luck


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That's cheating!

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Oh Yea, Sure! Spend money to fix it. That's the easy way out! LOL

I don't have any so I sometimes forget it's an option for others. Happy

Lampie The Clown

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(NT) (NT) Stop, you're breaking my heart!

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