Can I connect my iMac to the AirPort Extreme for a wired connection and still use it to establish a wireless connection with a laptop PC?

I currently use a Linksys router. My laptop, which uses Vista 64-bit, works great. But my iMac 24" constantly loses connection if I connect it to one of the ethernet ports on the router. The same thing happens if I use try going wireless. The Genius Bar couldn't give me a reason why, nor could several techie friends of mine.

The only thing any of us could think of is that there is something in the router that doesn't mesh well with the iMac. As a result, I've connected the iMac directly to the external modem and put the router back in its box.

So would the AEBS permit a wired connection with the iMac while still allowing me to set up a secured wireless connection with my laptop?

Question number 2 is: will the AEBS work with Windows 7, if I were to upgrade my laptop PC from its current Vista 64-bit?

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1 Answer from the Community

  • Best Answer:

    I have my AEBS connected to a separate router and connect my iMac with an Ethernet straight into the back of the AEBS with no problem at all.

    Can't help you with regards to your Q2 though.