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In the name of saving money...Wireless question


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samiamnurnot

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This may be a silly question, but I'm gonna ask it anyways. I would like to set up a wireless network for my family. We have a grand total of four PC's, all running Windows XP, one laptop running WinXP, and one Mac IBookG4 running OSX. The mac has built in Airport, and I don't foresee any problems with that. My question is, in the interest of saving a buck or two, can I use wireless adapters from different companies on the PC's, and a router from yet a different company? Some friends gave me several adapters, so all I would need to buy would be the router, and an adapter for the WinXP laptop. One friend gave me a DLink Air adapter, another gave me a Linksys adapter, etc., etc. Any thoughts would be appreciated. :whistling:
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The equipment is standard across all manufacturers, in the interest of competition different brands exist. They work in the same way, it doesn't matter if you have a Netgear router, a D-Link USB Dongle, and a RaTech internal card - they'll all talk to the router.
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Awesome! That's exactly what I needed to know. Thank you.
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