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Old Sep 14th, 2005, 10:01 PM   #1
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Airport Extreme router necessary?

Hi Friends
These are the options my Pusher has offered me.
Do you think the Apple Airport Extreme router is necessary?

a couple of quotations for your transformation to AirPort/AirTunes:

System 1:
Apple Airport Extreme card for G5 ... $ 99.00
Sonnet Aria PC Card for PowerBook Titanium .. $ 89.00
Apple Airport Express Module, situated beside stereo and phone line
(dual purpose, serves as router and as Airtunes module ... $ 159.00


System 2:
Apple Airport Extreme card for G5 ... $ 99.00
Sonnet Aria PC card for PowerBook Titanium ... $ 89.00
Apple Airport Express Module, for stereo .. $ 159.00
Apple Airport Extreme router situated, including ethernet port ... $ 259.00


I have a TiPb in one room, a G5 tower in another, and I'd like to have a wireless internet connection and stream music from both computers to my stereo.
I don't know wireless from a football so I'm not smart enough to make this choice. Would you clever EhMaccers choose option 1. or option 2.?
(I'm not asking about the prices)

Here is more info LeRoy has provided me;

System 1 requires that your Airport Express serve as a router and as an AirTunes provider, so has to be located near a)your stereo, and b) your telco line for internet access.

System 2 gives you an Airport Extreme as a router, plus it has an ethernet port for adding additional ethernet networking. It will feed audio from the computers to the Airport Express, which is connected to the stereo. It also extends the range of airport use around the house, as there are 2 airports.
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As you may or may not know, you can play music that is located on the G5, controlled by the PowerBook, and have this music come out of your stereo.
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Old Sep 14th, 2005, 10:12 PM   #2
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The Express is great on it's own.. I'd save the money Works just great here.
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The Express is great on it's own.. I'd save the money Works just great here.
Also, I guess if I found option 1. to be lacking, I could always get the Apple Airport Extreme router, including ethernet port later, right?
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Old Sep 14th, 2005, 10:51 PM   #4
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Yeah SoyMac, I'd say start with the Express. If you find you need the wired Ethernet port later, or your network expands to include a lot more clients, you can add the Extreme later
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Old Sep 15th, 2005, 12:57 AM   #5
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Thanks, jkojima and Vexel!
I've now gone ahead and ordered option 1.

Can't wait!

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Enjoy your express! I love mine
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