Mac's and WiFi and Airport Express, oh my
by Dan Filice - 12/13/09 10:58 PM
In Reply to: ok by Kenneth Suna
I have a Mac and I use an Airport Express, but I don't use it for Internet access. I tried, but my phone company is not compatible with the Apple modem products so I use a 2Wire combo modem / router. I use my Airport Express strictly for playing iTunes wirelessly. Unless you want to transmit iTunes wirelessly, don't get one. If you do get one for Internet access, check with your phone company to see if their system is compatible. I almost went nuts trying to configure my Airport Express for wireless Internet until I found out it wasn't compatible. Our Mac laptop, our two PC's, our iPod Touch, Blackberry and multiple cell phones all use the wireless function of the 2Wire to get Internet access. In addition, we have a PS3 that also uses the wireless function of the 2Wire network to play online games, download games and movies and we can browse the Internet with the PS3 too. The PS3 is in a different room from the 2Wire. There are multiple DVD players now that can get wireless access the same as the PS3. I think both of my Panasonic BD players need a hard-wired CAT5 connection to go online for downloads.
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