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wireless internet help
need help connecting with a G3 and no knowledge

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Msg#: 794 posted 5:25 pm on Jun 1, 2005 (gmt 0)

Can anyone help me out with hooking up a G3 IMAC with a cable internet wireless connection? The other computer in my household has the cable modem attached and I am forced to find another way to connect. I have looked at the Airport options, but am confused if I have to get multiple items, and then how to configure them if I do. Can anyone please help me out in the most basic of answers as I am completely lost when it comes to networking?
Also, I have heard that you can network the connection through the power outlets in the house? Does anyone have info on this and the quality?



10+ Year Member

Msg#: 794 posted 2:50 pm on Jun 2, 2005 (gmt 0)

Why not either connect the cable modem to the G3 and share it via the airport card. Or ditch the modem and get a adsl router. (By cable modem do you mean an Adsl modem?)


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Msg#: 794 posted 3:29 pm on Jun 2, 2005 (gmt 0)

Well, the main reason I cannot connect the cable modem directly to my G3 is that the other computer in the house is a PC and for some reason cannot pick up a wireless signal with any regularity. As for the type of modem, I am not sure...this is a cable modem provided by Cox Cable service. What I really want to do is find the easiest solution, but I cannot hook up directly with cables based on the setup of the house.

If I do use an airport card, do I have to get anything else? Also, I saw something about an external hub, but unsure as to what that does...


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Msg#: 794 posted 3:43 pm on Jun 2, 2005 (gmt 0)

Well... Find out what the modem is and then you can perhaps use a wireless hub with an adsl modem built in. Since the PC can't use wireless you can plug that into the hub through a network card. (Or replace the wireless card in the PC)

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