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BarbaRosa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-03-10 02:10 PM
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iMac, external WiFi antenna question from an iNewbie.
I'm very new to the Mac world, so in all reality I have a ton of questions.

I'm most interested in this, if anyone can answer. With his permission, my high speed connection is borrowed from my neighbors (and guitar player) wifi. I purchased a G-Sky GS-27 USB WiFi adapter, an external antenna, which works pretty well with my Acer/Vista machine.

Unfortunately the instructions do not include Mac instructions, although the specifications say it is Mac compatible. When I look at the driver disk under mac drivers, there are two drivers, and I'm not sure which one to use.

I have an iMac with OS X 10.6.2 Snow Leopard.

Any knowledge or ideas?

thanks...
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MagickMuffin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-10 12:15 AM
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1. Check out this site
It is one of the best forums for Mac related stuff. You have to join to post a question, but it's well worth it. So, maybe someone there will be able to answer your question, as I don't have an answer to for you.

http://forums.macrumors.com /


Good Luck :hi:


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alfredo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-10 12:23 AM
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3. macnn.com can come in handy too.
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alfredo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-10 12:22 AM
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2. Tried a google search. I don't know enough to discern
what is relevant and what is not.
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cbayer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-10 02:15 PM
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4. Do you have airport built in? If so, why are you not using that?
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Atman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-10 08:41 AM
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5. I thought all iMacs had airport built in
Which does beg the question; why not use it? Works beautifully for me (I especially the Airport Extreme that let's me control iTunes and my whole-house stereo system from anywhere in the house using my iPod touch).
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BarbaRosa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-20-10 05:03 PM
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7. Distance
My friend's house is to far away for AirPort to pick up. Same with my PC, that's why I got the external antenna.
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Touchdown Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-10 10:59 PM
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6. My recent experience in upgrading my network...
http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...

My opinion. Buy an Airport Extreme. The expense is more than worth it.
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