Finally, after not being able to have high-speed Internet for 5+ years, Rogers is adding support for our area. In fact, it's being hooked up this coming Friday, and our is plan is to make a wireless network throughout our house. We're planning on having this wireless router
as the base station. Our Macs, which are going to be hooked up to the network, include:
• Slot-loading iMac DV - Cable Modem Direct Connection - not wireless
• Power Mac G4 (Sawtooth) 400 - 802.11b AirPort Card
•*Powerbook G4, 1.5 GHz - 802.11g AirPort Extreme Card
• Power Mac G5, 1.6 GHz - 802.11g AirPort Extreme Card
The cable modem, with attached wireless router, will be on the second-story of our house, with the iMac DV sitting right beside it with a direct ethernet-cabled connection.
The Power Mac G4 (Sawtooth) is sitting on the same floor, but not in the same room. I'm assuming it won't have any connection problems.
However, the Power Mac G5 is sitting in the basement, making it 2 floors below the wireless router - will it have any connection problems going through 2 floors and walls?
The Powerbook G4 will be moving around all the time, so it must also be able to make a good connection.
The entire network is for Internet use, so if the range only gives us 5 MBps, it's not big deal since our Internet doesn't even go at that speed.
Second question: Suppose we want to play a lan game between the iMac DV (direct connection to cable modem) and the Power Mac G4 (Sawtooth - 802.11b AirPort card) - can we connect to each other through the router, even though one is wireless and the other directly connected? I'm assuming yes, but I need all this confirmed before it happens.