Airport

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Seasought, Nov 7, 2005.

  1. Seasought macrumors 65816

    Seasought

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    Just looking for personal impressions and experiences with this. I wouldn't mind having it but in favor of cost (yet again, bleh) I'll probably invest in a slightly cheaper Netgear wireless router.

    Unless I can find enough change under the couch of course.
     
  2. katie ta achoo macrumors G3

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    I have an airport express and I love it! It's awesome!

    It's awesome for a travel router.

    Eh, if you don't need AirTunes, and don't want to easily plug in and use a USB printer, go netgear.

    Airport is awesome for the cost, IMO. Very much the easy with the usb printing setting up. I plug it in and BAM! working!
     
  3. Bear macrumors G3

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    One of the benefits of the AirPort Extreme base station is the ability to plug a USB printer into it to be used by any computer on the LAN.
     
  4. nsknike macrumors regular

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    I have a question about the airport extreme as well. I already own one but can't check this out seeing as its at my home but I'm in college right now. Is there a way that I can plug a printer and a scanner into it? Trying to go completely wireless when I get home. Thanks in advance.
     
  5. katie ta achoo macrumors G3

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  6. nsknike macrumors regular

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    OK so i can't buy a thing that will make the one usb go into two and just plug them both in? There is actually software that tells if its a printer? Just trying to clarify. And thanks.
     
  7. katie ta achoo macrumors G3

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    I'm not sure of what it is, but I asked once, and it's printer-only.
    you CAN use it to charge your shuffle, though.
    *shrug*
     
  8. SpaceMagic macrumors 68000

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    I'm using an Airport Express here in University. It is fantastic as I get wireless to my connection from anywhere in my Dorm and I get wireless printing/wireless speakers.

    If you just need one to route the internet and not printers/speakers then go with the netgear.
     
  9. Seasought thread starter macrumors 65816

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