I have a PowerMac G4 Tower connected to a DSL modem....Verizon DSL....on the second floor of a two family house.
Downstairs is a family member with a Dell Laptop....Inspiron 8000....using Windows XP.
An Apple base station costs $249....a bit pricey for the downstairs family member to shell out in order to share my DSL connection. What are some of my more inexpensive options for sharing a DSL connection. Its an older home...but solid wood frame with plaster walls. I am using Mac OS X 10.3.5 with no wireless card installed inside my tower....so I guess I need a wireless G router that will accept both my DSL modem and PowerMac G4 Tower. Plus a router that works well with Mac OS X.
I hear Linksys is the best and cheapest when it comes to PCs...but I heard they have Mac issues...especially with OS X...I have heard Buffalo works well with Mac OS X and is half the cost of an Apple Airstation.
Will that solve the issue...and enable roaming downstairs with the laptop ? Both home offices are right above each other...but how will house roaming be affected with the downstairs laptop ?
Not that I need to hide anything....but when sharing a DSL connection....do I give up any privacy of my web surfing and or access to my files on my hard drive?