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Is it possible to create a local network with Mac OS & Windows system computers ? If possible, how can I do it with my MAC system wireless router?

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    Thanks, I'll try this.

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If you computers including the MAC and Windows computer are already working fine to the internet using the router so they are already now network and if you wish to share files between them , you can follow the steps from this link to do that.

http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1812?viewlocale=en_US

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