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How do I setup WiFi?

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vbbuilt Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Apr 4, 2009 8:23 AM
I bought my iMac in January and started exploring WiFi. So far, I haven't had any luck getting it to work with my iPhone. The WiFi on the iPhone works well, because I use it anywhere I find a hotspot. I was also thinking of setting up WiFi, so that I can use my WIN XP laptop in another room. So, is there a step-by-step guide somewhere that tells me how to set up WiFi on my iMac?

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Dell, Mac OS X (10.5.6)
  • planb77 Level 7 Level 7 (32,255 points)
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    Apr 4, 2009 8:27 AM (in response to vbbuilt)
    13 .3" MacBook (Late 2008) 2.4Ghz 4 GB RAM, Mac OS X (10.5.6), 80 GB 5th Generation iPod, 160 GB iPod Classic
  • Larry Gage Calculating status...
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    Apr 4, 2009 8:42 AM (in response to vbbuilt)
    B-rock provided links to excellent tutorials if you're using Apple's airport base stations for wireless networking. However, your iMac also works well with most wireless routers. Try a google search for "wireless router configuration". Most of the effort is involved with the initial setup of your wireless router. Some routers come with a setup assistant, others must be configured manually from your iMac after connecting with an ethernet cable. Check the user guide that came with your router for instructions.

    Once you have the wireless router configured, turn your iMac's airport "on", it will scan for your network, enter the password, and you're connected.
    Alum iMac 20"/iBook G4, Mac OS X (10.5.6)
  • Larry Gage Level 2 Level 2 (275 points)
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    Apr 4, 2009 10:08 AM (in response to vbbuilt)
    This new information invalidates everything said before. If your iMac is wired to the internet and you want to share that internet connection with your notebook, then go to "system preferences" and click on the "sharing" icon. Choose "internet sharing" and follow the steps for configuring that sharing, including the security "Airport options".
    Alum iMac 20"/iBook G4, Mac OS X (10.5.6)

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