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Hello,

I'm a complete technophobe and a newbie to this forum so please bear with me!

I currently have an Imac G5 computer (non wireless) running OSX 10.3.9. My son's recently bought a laptop running on Windows XP and we'd like to set up a wireless network at home so that he can also access the internet. But I've no idea what I'll need to achieve this (we currently access the internet via a Speedtouch ADSL modem). Also will the fact that one's a mac and the other a pc likely to cause compatibility problems with routers etc.

Thanks very much for your help.
 

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Does your iMac have a wireless card in it? If so, then you don't need to get a router as the iMac can act as a router. But if not, then just about any wireless router that has a web page setup will work, most D-link and Netgear are that way.
 

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I'm pretty sure that I don't have a wireless card (I stupidly opted not to go for this when I bought it!). Will the routers you mentioned be ok for both the mac and pc?

Thanks very much for your help.
 

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I think just about all routers will work with both Mac and Windows. I got this one at BestBuy for $40. It works great. I would just go to the store and look for the cheapest wireless-g router. If you have a really big house or you want to use it out in the yard or someplace kind of far away, you might need a wireless-n, but for most people g is fine.
 
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