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Need internet; Mac upstairs, Windows downstairs

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I have a computer that runs on Windows downstairs and has an internet connection. I have a Mac desktop upstairs and need a connection up there. I was going to buy a wireless router but everyone says that they don't work if you're trying to get the internet from a Windows to share it with a Mac. What's the easiest/cheapest way to get the internet on my Mac upstairs?
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Wireless router would replace your original router as the access point it would transmit indpendantly of the operating system windows wouldnt be involved in the wireless transmission, your OS is the end of the internet path the router is the junction it doesnt matter about the systems the junction will always be open.

So a wireless router would work just fine.
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It will work just fine. It's TCP/IP, which every OS uses. If you want to share resources between machines. ie. files and printers, you need to be running at least OS X 10.3 and have Windows Sharing enabled.
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