2579 Views 3 Replies Latest reply: Apr 12, 2008 4:12 AM by maclover
Hi, and a Warm Welcome to Apple Discussions and the Power Mac G5 Forum!
Depending on exactly which iMac you have
if you check the specifications here
you may already have an Airport Extreme! wireless card installed.
There are some Windows networking links here
But - you may have better fortune browsing, searching or posting in the iMac Forums
If you have a 1.83GHz processor - then you probably have an Intel iMac and the Forums are here
You may wish to state which wireless router you have - and explain clearly what exactly you are trying to do.
Please post again if you have any questions. Good Luck.
Thank you for all your help and the resources provided. I've reposted under the intel imac section of networking. Hopefully, I'll find answers there. Someone told me I may have to install a card as well as get a router but I'm not sure. System profiler is telling me that I have AirPort Extreme (0x14E4, 0x89) installed on my 1.83Mhz imac G5. Will I just need the router (planning on airport extreme) then?
Well - it sounds as though you have wireless on the iMac, and just need a wireless router.
Not sure how you currently access the internet - but note that the Airport Extreme base station is a router only - and requires an ethernet connection to a DSL or cable modem for internet access.
Hopefully the Airport router will come with comprehensive instructions...
If you have a question you can click on 'Support' in the menu bar at the top of these pages and enter the question in the search box at top left. If the topics offered are, let's say, semi-relevant, then subtle variations to the wording of the search term can produce more helpful results.
Presumably the Windows box has wireless built-in, also? If not, it probably has a wired ethernet port that can be used instead.
A simple overview of simple networking (with links to other info, most of which work) is here
Assuming that you wish to use wireless access for internet browsing from the iPod Touch - using the faster USB connection to iTunes on the iMac, and charging - I have seen an instruction-manual-resistant Touch owner connect via a (non-Apple) wireless router almost instantly - so that may not be a problem. And there's always the manual...
Wii wireless support is here
and, no doubt, in the manual...
Windows networking links are here (also linked-to in post above)
Once you have the wireless router up and running, connecting to it may be easier than it sounds. If you do have a problem, the more specific details you can give, the more likely it is that someone will be able to suggest a solution.