06-07-2005, 12:34 AM
So I've been giving some thought as to the best and cheapest way to set up a wireless network. The only problem is that 1) I have a bunch of macs 2) I have dial-up. I know that the airport has a dial up port, but other than that specific router, which is pretty exspensive, would there be any other way to set up such a network on macs. I know most wireless routers don't use the dial-up and that the signal would be slow due to the dial up, but could I use one main computer to dial in, and then use the ethernet port on the computer to send a signal to a wireless router such as a linksys, or netgear? My thoughts is that it would work... would it detect the signal, or do you think I might need a crossover cable to make the computer and router think that they are directly connected. I'm not so sure it would work either way as I'm not very proficient with macs.