Linksys Router and a Powerbook

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by mdt562, Apr 18, 2006.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    k, well heres the deal. Well all know the wi-fi range on the powerbooks isnt the greatest but, I want to know if i can use a Linksys router to connect to a wifi connection and extend it too my powerbook. I did some research and found out something about "WDS" i think i can pull it off but. I need you guys to recommend me a router

    Heres some i found,

    http://www.linksys.com/servlet/Sate...804580&pagename=Linksys/Common/VisitorWrapper

    http://www.linksys.com/servlet/Sate...435381&pagename=Linksys/Common/VisitorWrapper
     
  2. jsw
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    jsw

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    I'd imagine that both of those would work fine, but, honestly, the range of my AirPort Expresses and, before them, my Linksys WRT54G are/were just fine with my 12" PB, so I'm sure that the extended-range Linksys products would well fine, too. But are you sure you need more than a normal WiFi device?
     
  3. macrumors 68000

    calebjohnston

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    My 12" PB gets a wireless reception just fine as well.
     
  4. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    my wireless connection is decent, but im still on a wireless B. When i travel my wifi connections drops in and out. So im looking for a new router for the house and one i can use on the road as a WDS extender or whatever the term is. I have all the nescessary connections in the car to make it possible but im just looking for the right router.

    i found an other router that looks promising. its a Belkin product, never used them before

    http://shop4.outpost.com/product/4235334?site=sr:SEARCH:MAIN_RSLT_PG
     
  5. jsw
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    jsw

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    If you're planning on using it while traveling, the AirPort Express is small and works well and can even use the PB's extension cord for the power brick.
     

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