Networking with Macs

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    enfiladeDTS

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    Alright, I'm not sure if anyone here will know much about Apple, but I just had a question.

    I have decided soon, that I will be purchasing an Apple laptop. Now, my current PC setup is a network of two computers in my house running on Verizon DSL. Westell, ethernet, connected to a Linksys router. My question is, if I get the Apple laptop with an Airport Extreme card, as well as the extreme base station, would I have to do anything else besides plug everything in? I was reading on Apples site, about the base station, at the botom it says something about AOL only. Is there a base station made specifically for verizon's service? Any help appreciated.
     
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    i'm not sure what the base station you are talking about is. i am almost certain that all new apple laptops, the G4 ibooks, have built in ethernet ports and wifi reciever.
     
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    Nevermind, I figured everything out, thanks anyway.
     
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    The base station will work with almost any DSL/cable connection. And as far as networking the Mac works seamlessly with Windows file sharing. You click 'Tools' and then 'Connect to Server' and a list of Windows boxes with file sharing enabled will appear.
     
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