|Nov 13, 2012, 01:30 PM||#1|
Purchase New AP? Asus RT-N66U or AEBS?
I am currently running a Linksys WRT54G v.2 stock FW. I currently have a 10/1Mbps connection via Time Warner, but I receive closer to 15-20Mbps down thanks to my Motorola SB6141.
I have been thinking about purchasing a different router so I can have a guest network and right now the AEBS and Asus RT-N66U are both on sale for about $140 (see techbargains.com).
(1) Will an N-router provide more speed than my current G-router or is the 10-20Mbps down within the ability of 802.11g?
(2) I own a MB and an iPhone and my daughter has a DS. Any thoughts about which router to purchase since our household is primarily Mac-based?
[Edit: Only other consideration is that I would like to set up an NAS to be an iTunes media server and DVD/BD repository which I will hook directly into my DLNA BD player. Can the AEBS read media files from an NAS?]
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Last edited by Val-kyrie; Nov 13, 2012 at 02:26 PM.
|Nov 13, 2012, 03:19 PM||#2|
asus, i have the wireless ac version of that and it is rock solid. excellent range and GUI.
1 those speeds can be expected on a g connection n will help with range also it will work with more devices better.
2. i dont think it matters being mac based network protocol is the same
3. i dont understand why you would need your router/gateway to view files from your media server/nas
Last edited by bhall110; Nov 13, 2012 at 03:24 PM.
|Nov 13, 2012, 03:22 PM||#3|
No the only special feature that AEBS has in regards to audio is that you can plug speakers into it and use it as an Airplay destination from iTunes or an iOS device. It can't read media files itself.
Late 2013 15" Retina MBP; iPhone 5S; iPad Air
|Jan 13, 2013, 10:49 AM||#6|
Same question: ASUS NT-R66U or new Airport Extreme. My home is all Apple, and this would be an upgrade from a 2007 Airport Extreme (that seems to have performance problems)
But I'm concerned that the router's configuraiton tools aren't OS X Safari (or iOS Mobile Safari) compatible.
In researching, this one negative review at Amazon got me concerned:
Will I be able to setup and manage an Asus router with a Mac or iPad? Or am I better off with a new Airport Extreme from Apple?
|Jan 15, 2013, 01:08 PM||#7|
which says it works fine in Safari and mentions a couple other mac users that are fine with the router
15" RMBP 2.6 GHz
|Jan 15, 2013, 07:09 PM||#8|
It is an N router but that only gets you faster in-building speeds and won't help with TimeWarner's often exaggerated and inconsistent bandwidth coming into the house.
I have devices of different manufacture on my TC network and they all play nice: BRP, Wii, PC, MBPs, DSs, Ooma, iPad, NAS and iPhone.
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