Best Non Airport Wireless Router for my MBP?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Steve Jobless, Sep 12, 2006.

  1. Steve Jobless macrumors 6502

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    Im looking for wireless router and i saw the thread below but it isnt much help and i need help picking a cheap reliable router. it will be attached to a Windows PC with MEdia Center and would like to stream videos and music. I like airport but its expensive if someone knows where i can get one for cheap ill put it into consideration.

    Thanks for any help.
     
  2. ChickenSwartz macrumors 6502a

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    What are you streaming the videos and music to/from?
     
  3. Steve Jobless thread starter macrumors 6502

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    from windows to os x
    i already have a streamer but the quality sucks and either it or osx has file types that are unsupported
    rarely i may try to stream to the pc
    also i may use the router for wifi on either xbox 360 or ps3
     
  4. generik macrumors 601

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    Linksys WRT54GL.

    One kickass router, with some opensourced firmware you can turn it into the equivalent of a $1000+ Cisco router :cool:

    No matter what just avoid Netgear
     
  5. Steve Jobless thread starter macrumors 6502

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    i used to take ccna (cisco certification) and my school had cisco wireless routers and i must say ?t sucked, 60% of the time google or any other website wouldnt open
     
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  8. ChickenSwartz macrumors 6502a

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    I have the Linksys WRT54G. It is pretty much the cheapest router you can get. It works very well for me. I have heard the WRT54GL is better.
     
  9. Steve Jobless thread starter macrumors 6502

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    i belive its only a 10 or 20 dollar difference, plus i looked into the little hack and may consider buying it.
     
  10. mmmcheese macrumors 6502a

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    The GL is the G versions 1-4....

    Linksys changed to another OS with version 5, so they released a GL version for enthusiasts...it still runs linux, and is modifiable...
     

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