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Got my first mac for christmas, but i haven't been home yet to test if it works on my Wi-Fi connection. Will it connect to a standard wireless router like
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    Got my first mac for christmas, but i haven't been home yet to test if it works on my Wi-Fi connection. Will it connect to a standard wireless router like 'linksys' or do i need to buy an apple wireless router?

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    Nope. Hopefully you have WPA encryption setup(!), so all you'll need is your password.
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    apple's usually work with everything PC related..

    Its just PC's can't use anything Apple related.

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    Nope. Hopefully you have WPA encryption setup(!), so all you'll need is your password.
    we can catch WEP too...

    (stupid xbox 360 only accepts WEP, so i was forced to downgrade)
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    WPA is by far more secure. There are issues with older hardware and hardware that is plainly not compatible with WPA and higher.

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    apple's usually work with everything PC related..

    Its just PC's can't use anything Apple related.
    As for PCs not working with Macs, that isn't true. There can be networking issues as Apple and Windows use different file sharing protocols. As for PCs connecting to Apple hardware, there aren't issues. Wireless routers are all based on the same standards, regardless of manufacture.
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    You can still connect to linksys with WEP. Heck, it worked for me.
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    The big difference between Mac & Windows on WiFi is that Mac is stable. We used to regulalry have to restart & try to configure wireless with a variety of windows machines & OS.

    Now on mac the worst is VERY rarely the current wifi router we have restarts & one of the machines (a very old iBook) doesn't pickup the signal after the modem is back online. A simple click in the wifi symbol and it's back on though. This has happened maybe 3 times in 2 years... I LOVE MAC!

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    Default don't use WEP
    just don't. ever since i learned to do it, i crack every WEP network i come across. it takes me literally 2 minutes.

    Use WPA or WPA2. If you HAVE to use WEP... then just hardwire all of your devices and deactivate the wireless on your router. not everyone is nice like me... they'll actually go into your network to do some serious damage to you.

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    Looking for an assist with networking a Macbook pro. My main computer is a PC, I have a good wireless internet connection using the Mac but I am unable to see my wifi networked printer or the PC from the Mac. I brought in another Mac laptop and it works fine seeing both the printer and the PC. I thought it might be a hardware problem but when I use Bootcamp I am able to see the printer and PC from the Windows side. Suggestions?

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    You should find Wi-Fi printer in System Preferences with the built-in Bonjour. Look in the Default section in Print & Fax when adding a printer. If the printer is already added, change the IP address to the printer's.

    For Windows PC, make sure that the PC and Mac are in the same workgroup.

    If these won't work, then use a hardware test software (I think there is one included with Mac, but I'm not sure. Possibly the Mac OS X Installer Disc).
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