2 Replies Latest reply: Feb 11, 2013 9:17 PM by Chaz1138
Chaz1138 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

Hi!

 

I'd like t create a small home network with an Intel-based Mac laptop, a PPC desktop and a normal PC.  I am guessing that the 802.11g/n standards are universal, so I can use either an Airport Extreme or a regular wireless router that supports those standard.  Am I correct?

 

Also, has anyone ever tried to connect a wireless router to a regular wired router.   I may not be able to get airess for the PC and I was thinking of running a cable to a wireless router fot the Macs.

 

Thanks!


Dual 1.8 G5, Mac OS X (10.5.8)
  • edex67 Level 4 Level 4 (3,250 points)

    Yes, you can use any WiFi router, as 802.11 standards are universal. Netgear and Apple are the best two medium and high end brands, and the best budget brand is TP-Link (their stuff is incredibly cheap).

    Wired routers aren't necessary as all WiFi routers contain Ethernet ports. If you need more ports connect a switch. If you absolutely have to have a wired router then you want to set the router up in bridge mode which makes it just an AP.

  • Chaz1138 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks, edex!