Need to buy a new wired router for a cable modem. <br><br>I want to share my broadband internet access and file sharing with other Mac computer. Just return the Belkin F5D5231-4 router to Office Depot because the installation software for Mac OS X doesn't work, and setup this router manually is difficult. Need advise for a cheap router.<br><br> Can the Airport Extreme card from a computer connected to a wired router be used to set up a wireless network?<br><br>thanks.<br><br><br><br><br>
Do you already have the modem, but just need the router?<br><br>If you need both, I recommend the Netgear DG834, which is modem, router, firewall, and 4-port ethernet all in one, and worked straight out of the box with my tibook AND the Win98/WinXP pc that sits next to it.<br><br>- padmavyuha<br><br>[color:purple]A lopsided man runs best along the little side-hills of success<br>- Frank Moore Colby</font color=purple>
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You don't need to install any software to set up the Belkin, just go to to 192.168.2.1 via a web browser. In my experience, Belkins are some of the easiest routers to configure. The only thing easier would be an Aiport base station but you'll be paying for the convenience. <br><br>
<blockquote><font size=1>In reply to:</font><hr><p> Do you already have the modem, but just need the router?<p><hr></blockquote><p>Yes, I have the cable/modem, need the router for share internet and files. Thanks.<br><br><br>
I used to have a Netgear wired router, and it was a breeze to set up. Now I have a D-link wireless, and it's more or a pain to set up. I helped somefriends set up a Linksys wireless, and that was pretty easy. I'm surprised you ahd trouble with the Belkin.<br><br>. . . . . Here's lookin' at [color:red]you</font color=red> kid.
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The 2nd Mac does have internet via the Hub thats plugged into the cable modem.<br><br>Cable modem is up linked to the Hub = Mac Mini is plugged into Hub port 1. Mac 2 is plugged into Hub port 2<br><br>
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