Hmm..found this over at the Apple discussion boards:<br><br>Some things to consider are<br><br>1. Using a wireless base station (the AirPort extreme base station (AEBS) or something 802.11b or 802.11g compatible).<br> ›Advantages<br>Simpler configuration.<br>Uses less electrical power.<br>Unaffected by OS upgrades or software installed on Macs.<br>Reliable.<br>Supports wired (Ethernet) clients as well as wireless clients.<br> <br>›Disadvantages<br>Costs a few dollars. Wireless base stations can be frequently found on DealMac for $50.<br>One more device to sit on your desk.<br><br>2. Use a Mac as a base station.<br><br>Advantages<br>Does not add another device to your desk.<br>Save a little bit of money. But have to spend more time to keep network working.<br><br>Disadvantages<br>Very limited configuration options.<br>The Mac will use more power than a dedicated router. The Mac can not be put to sleep or turned off or the wireless clients will not be able to access the internet.<br>Can be disrupted by OS upgrades or other incompatible software installed on the Mac acting as base station.<br>From the posts in this area, it is much less reliable than a dedicated base station.<br>Does not support wired (Ethernet) clients.<br><br>
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