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soccerkid656
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 23, 2005 8:15 am    Post subject: I GOT ME ONE!!! Reply with quote

Yes, I did say that I got me a brand new mini! I just installed it yesterday and it's great! It's still not connected to the internet though because I have no idea how to do all that router crap. Does anybody know? The PC in the other room has DSL and the mini is in my room. How can I get DSL on both of them? Well, thanks for everything guys and suddenly I don't think I need 512MB of RAM anymore. I mean 256MB isn't all that great, but it's suitable for what I do. Thanks again for all of the advice and I'll post a setup pic later. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 23, 2005 8:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Congrats! Very Happy

Did you get an Airport Extreme card? If so buy a wireless router.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 23, 2005 9:08 am    Post subject: No... Reply with quote

nope sorry, no wireless card...
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 23, 2005 10:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome to mac. I guess I'm not the new guy anymore.

To get you on the internet you need:

1. DSL or cable modem. I prefer the cable - I hate the phone company and I use Vonage.

2. Connect the DSL modem to a router. This gives you several ports with wich to plug in different computers. Unless you have a DSL router with either a wired or wireless router. Most do not have this feature. Not shure??? Take a look at the modem...does it have an antenna yes it has wireless. Take a look at the modem...does it have several ports that say computer, it has a switch. a switch is not a router but it will work.

3. Connect the mac to the router via a ethernet cable. Dont want to run a cable to the bedroom? Use wireless!

4. If you dont have a router or wireless router here is what u need to get:

For wired:
router (get one with a firewall and learn how to use it, just read the manual)
Long ethernet cable

For wireless:
Wireless router to connect to DSL
Wireless router to connect to Mini. I suggest the wireless card at $100 installed at the mac store.
You can get wireless routers for as little as $30.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 23, 2005 3:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There ya go! I would suggest the Linksys WRT54G as a good affordable router.

http://www.linksys.com/products/product.asp?grid=33&scid=35&prid=601
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 23, 2005 4:48 pm    Post subject: Re: I GOT ME ONE!!! Reply with quote

soccerkid656 wrote:
Yes, I did say that I got me a brand new mini! I just installed it yesterday and it's great! It's still not connected to the internet though because I have no idea how to do all that router crap. Does anybody know?


Sorry for the image sizes in advance...

First, make sure your router is setup to assign IP address (act as a DHCP server):



Connect your mini to the router and...


Hope that helps!
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 25, 2005 7:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I can't think of any reason for someone not to invest a measly $35 to double their memory in a mini. Even the most basic tasks will benifit. Plus if you sell the 256mb stick to me for $10, it will only cost you $25 to upgrade Wink
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 25, 2005 8:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

DoFa wrote:
I can't think of any reason for someone not to invest a measly $35 to double their memory in a mini. Even the most basic tasks will benifit. Plus if you sell the 256mb stick to me for $10, it will only cost you $25 to upgrade Wink


I agree - 256MB is going to be painful, even if you're just running basic tasks. You may even want ot skip over 512MB and get a 1GB stick. You can pick up a 1GB stick for around $80.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16820145505
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 26, 2005 4:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I can also recommend this ram from newegg.
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