In article <com>,
Carl Wan <com> wrote:
That would be one solution. Note, most wireless routers aren't
PC-centric or Mac-centric. Typically, they are setup via a web interface
that can be run from Macs or PCs. Cards to add WiFi to both PCs and Macs
are available from a wide variety of vendors such as LinkSys, NetGear,
Proxim and so on.
It will work fine. I am responding to your post on a Apple PowerBook G4
connected via WiFi to a LinkSys router wich is connected to a DSL modem
and the internet.
Apple Airport is totally compatible. There are a few details to pay
attention to. For example, if you have WEP turned on, the router likely
hashes a passphrase differently than the Mac. So, you will likely need
to enter the password as hexdecimal instead of using a passphrase.
One other thing to watch for. The Airport slot in a Airport capable Mac
cannot accept third party WiFi cards. For an Airport capable Mac, the
antenna is built into the Mac and is not part of the Airport card. It is
possible to use third party cards with Airport capable Macs, just not in
the Airport slot.
For example, with my PowerBook I could put a third party card in the
cardbus slot and use that instead of the built in Airport card. In fact,
if I want to upgrade from 802.11b to 802.11g, this is exactly what I
would need to do.
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