> Wireless is nothing much different than wired as far as set up goes.
> Sharing files/printers between Mac and PC may need some work.
> If OS X is running on the Mac, they have something to accommodate PC
> side. There are also some programs you can buy to make this task easier,
> such as Dave, PCLan, etc.
> And one important on wireless from my experience. I set up a PC, and
> iBook on a SMC wireless router with printer server at kids' condo few
> weeks ago. When I fired it up, it picked up nearby Linksys WAP even
> before our wireless router/printer server
> upstairs responded. Whoever in the building complex was using his
> Linksys in default setting without any security measure. After setting
> our wireless PC card, I got rid of his interference. So make sure you
> make the wireless link as secure as you can using WEP, Firewall,
> different channel, adjusting the signal strength, etc. Once it is set
> up, it is as solid as wired. Kids haven't complained about anything yet.
> tired techie wrote:
> > I am helping a friend install a small home network. They seem to be
> > okay with a wired network today and will consider adding wireless
> > later. The basic config is two PCs and a Mac want to share a DSL
> > connection and each others printers. No web server or Internet gaming
> > is envisioned.
> > The D-link DI-604 ($35) appears to do the trick. If they upgrade to
> > the D-link DI-704P ($52) they get a printer port.
> > Will the Mac be able to communicate with the printer port? Or will it
> > be happier talking to one of the PCs to get to the printer?
> > Any opinions on D-link gear? I built my network a while ago with SMC
> > and am very happy. Recent posts have stated that SMC has really lost
> > it's edge. Should I be looking at Linksys, Buffalo, Netgear ?
> > I assume for the $35 they will have a functional device but no bells
> > and whistles, like Stateful Inspection. Are other important features
> > missing? Will we regret getting this entry level device? Is there
> > something much better in the $100 or less price range?
> > Thanks in advance.
> > Tired Techie