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Bob Cook, Mac Genius
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Experience:  I have sold Macintosh Computers since 1984. I started Sun Remarketing in 1983 and sold over 25,000.
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I have a macbook running Leopard 10.5.7. I want to be able

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I have a macbook running Leopard 10.5.7. I want to be able to get online using the Airport wireless connection. The networks that come up all need passwords to connect, except for a few like linksys but these come in only sporadically and not very strong. So how do I get my OWN network and password XXXXX connect anytime anywhere?
You need to purchase a wireless router and connect it to your DSL/Cable modem. Linksys http://www.linksysbycisco.com/US/en/products/Routers and Dlink http://www.dlink.com/products/category/?cid=1 are popular routers and you can buy an Airport Base Station from Apple http://store.apple.com/us/browse/home/shop_mac/mac_accessories/airport_wireless?mco=MTE2MjA . You can configure your router to have a password XXXXX none of your neighbors can use your signal.
Customer: replied 7 years ago.
Hi Bob,

Just a quick question...Do I need a wireless router AND an Airport Base Station, or is it one or the other?
No it is one or the other.
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