Networking a iBook, Dell laptop and an x-box using a router?

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  1. MichaelPR

    MichaelPR Second Unit

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    So i want to run all 3 up to my cable modem using a router...is it possible to include the mac? I'm using optimum online both computer are very recent. And I purchase the X-Box live pack...not sure if this belonged here or in the video game section....here's a link to a router i was interested in http://www.compusa.com/products/prod...578&pfp=SEARCH
    Thanks again for all the help I really appreciate any input you might have!
     
  2. Jason_Els

    Jason_Els Screenwriter

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    Yeah, you can do this. Just be sure everything's set to DHCP. Shouldn't be any problem.

    If you have 2 notebooks then I HIGHLY recommend getting a wireless 802.11g router. It will have the ports on the back to connect via wires if you still want to that for the X-Box, but having wireless notebooks is sweet.
     
  3. MichaelPR

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    SethH Cinematographer

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    Any router (including that Linksys) will work perfectly fine. Do you want to share any files between the Mac and Dell? If so, you're playing a whole different ball game. If you're just trying to have an internet connection shared between them then any router will do just fine.
     
  5. Kris McLaughlin

    Kris McLaughlin Stunt Coordinator

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    Any router will be fine to network a Mac & a PC. I use a $30 (Canadian even!) wireless router (SMC barricade) with a couple Macs & PCs - works like a charm for internet sharing, file transfers, etc. I've had an Xbox on there too, no problem.
     

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