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PostPosted: Tue Nov 13, 2007 6:21 am    Post subject: Best wireless router for mac Reply with quote

Ok i,m thinking about buying a macbook soon so it would be nice to have wireless web.

I've heard of people complaining about the reliability and price of apple routers.

I'm looking at the Linksys Wireless-G Broadband Router WRT54G at the moment, has a good price. The main thing really is that i want ease of configuration and good speeds/ reliability.

I also have a mini on the same connection so i want to leave that wired.

I'm wondering what wireless routers are other mac users using?
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 13, 2007 1:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have a Belkin F5D7230-4 and an Airport Express. They're working together with WDS, the Belkin as the main and the Express as the repeater.

I don't have any complaints really. Both do what they should, and I rarely have any issues.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 13, 2007 1:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Airport Express here. No issues, none, nada. Print wirelessly from 6 machines - 5 Macs and 1 Windoz box. Been using for almost 2yrs...
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 13, 2007 5:40 pm    Post subject: Re: Best wireless router for mac Reply with quote

macdave wrote:
Ok i,m thinking about buying a macbook soon so it would be nice to have wireless web.

I've heard of people complaining about the reliability and price of apple routers.

I'm looking at the Linksys Wireless-G Broadband Router WRT54G at the moment, has a good price. The main thing really is that i want ease of configuration and good speeds/ reliability.

I also have a mini on the same connection so i want to leave that wired.

I'm wondering what wireless routers are other mac users using?

Do not get a Linksys router ever there are not good at all. I have had trouble with at least 3 of them. But i would definitely recommend the belkin very good, ease of use is pretty good and it is very reliable.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 14, 2007 12:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ok i've been checking out the belkin and it looks good at only €40 here in europe. Like i say its just for a macbook so i didnt want anything expensive. See you can set up a printer too.

Do you find the speed good?. g is the latest right.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 14, 2007 1:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

macdave wrote:
ok i've been checking out the belkin and it looks good at only €40 here in europe. Like i say its just for a macbook so i didnt want anything expensive. See you can set up a printer too.

Do you find the speed good?. g is the latest right.


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 15, 2007 5:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ok i see n is 300mb and g is 54mb. but does this only matter is your networking you computers and sharing large files.

im sure theres a drop in connection speed between router and computer but would it be that bad as to really afffect web browsing.

Ya i havnt to a clue about all this wireless stuff
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 15, 2007 6:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

G is what you want since your computer most likely has a G card in it.


And I've had Linksys along with everyone else I know and they're great. Much better than D-Link or Netgear, that's for sure.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 15, 2007 9:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jrb599 wrote:
G is what you want since your computer most likely has a G card in it.


And I've had Linksys along with everyone else I know and they're great. Much better than D-Link or Netgear, that's for sure.

Linksys is definetly the worst, I still am going to say to get a belkin. I bought my linksys about 3 years ago and they are still the same crap and the same price today. Belkin was cheaper and a far better product.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 15, 2007 11:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've had good luck with most of my WRT54G variety linksys routers. You can flash some models with a Linux based firmware giving you better control of the device.

I find d-link to be the worst, netgear works well. But it's basically universal that people like the Apple based routers. Should my d-link router ever die I'll replace it with an Airport from Apple.
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