Airport Base vs. Wireless router?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips, Advice and Discussion (archive)' started by cyks, Apr 26, 2004.

  1. cyks macrumors 68020

    cyks

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    Westchester County, NY
    #1
    I'm planning to get a 12"Pbook in the near future and was curious if there was any benefit (other then spaceship styling) to get the Airport Base over any other Wi-Fi wireless router out there....reception, speed...etc.

    I'm sure the set-up would be a little easier- but then, it wasn't as if the Linksys (wired) router I've been using was a problem.

    For now, I don't understand the reason to spend 3x as much...

    Thanks.

    Also- what kind of distance/reception could I expect? (planning to keep the laptop on the level above the base)
     
  2. TheT macrumors 6502

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    If you don't need the USB-Printer port, I recommend the Netgear one (I thing it was something like WGT914, about 100 bucks in Europe). It actually has better test results than the Apple AEBS. I had 'em both, didn't notice any difference.
     
  3. mactastic macrumors 68040

    mactastic

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    #3
    This has been covered extensively. Do a quick forum search and you'll find all the info you need.
     

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