All the reviews and FAQs I've seen say that an Airport card is a
prerequisite for using the base station. However, I've already got an
ethernet hub and plenty of cable. Since the base station has 2
ethernet ports, is it possible to use it entirely by plugging the hub
into it, and multiple computers into the hub? Or is there something
in the configuration process that requires going through the wireless
If a wireless card is a hard prereq, is one really needed for each
computer or could I have a laptop with the card, but plug my desktop
into the other ethernet port on the base station?
Any good deals to be had on the Airport equipment? All the retail
prices I've seen are within $5-10 of list price. Some of the auctions
on eBay quote model numbers or features where I'm not sure if they're
the most recent model or some older model. E.g. "ML.../B" or whatever
model number, or "supports up to 10 users".
I presume on the base station at least, the latest model is a must.
Any danger with getting a slightly older Airport card?