Alternative to airport express

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by joshysquashy, Jun 17, 2005.

  1. joshysquashy macrumors 6502a

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    #1
    I would like a reasonably inexpensive mac compatible router with
    1) wireless streaming audio (like airtunes)
    2) built in adsl modem

    if possible i would like the audio to stream from either itunes or some video application, or all system sounds (although i am pretty sure the last two aren't available yet).
     
  2. JW8725 macrumors 6502a

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    And what may i ask is wrong with the Airport express?
     
  3. dsharits macrumors 68000

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    I haven't heard of any other hardware with wileless music streaming. Airport Express looks like your best (only) option.
     
  4. witness macrumors 6502

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    You can plug an ethernet ADSL modem directly into a AirportExpress.

    I have an AirportExpress, but I use it solely for streaming when at home. I use another router for my wireless network and ADSL.

    The AirportExpress also comes in handy when travelling. I sometimes use it for creating wireless networks when not at home.

    You can also use it as a repeater to extend the range of your existing wireless network, but unfortunately it will only work with other Airport base stations.
     
  5. joshysquashy thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    thanks for all the responses,

    i was almost certainly going to get an airport express, but thought one with a modem would be nicer.

    at uni i will probably plug it into the ethernet, and at home there is already a network (it should work with the bt router right?)

    if i need to dial up in the future, i might consider the airport extreme and use this to extend the network.
     

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