Need Router Recommendation for Mac and windows setup

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by KMarie, Jan 8, 2007.

  1. KMarie macrumors newbie

    Jan 8, 2007
    I am scheduled to receive a Macbook Pro laptop this week. :)

    This is my first Mac and I have not set up a network system before. Just trying to plan to make this transition as painless as possible.

    I would like to access the internet and some files from my windows based pc.

    What router would you recommend and any tips would be appreciated?

  2. Reflow macrumors 68000


    Mar 30, 2005
    Well anyone will do. I guess is all depends on what you what to do with it. I use Belkin and AE which work fine on my end
  3. tsvb macrumors 6502

    Jan 28, 2006
    Syracuse, NY
  4. KMarie thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jan 8, 2007
    Thanks. I was looking at reviews for Linksys G and Belkin Pre-N then I wondered if Apple's wireless setup would be any better. At that point I started confusing myself.
    I would like to have reliable extended range since I plan on being in an area
    that is at least 80 - 100 feet away from the base.
  5. hoggdogg macrumors newbie

    Oct 15, 2004
    Colorado, USA
    I used to have my iMac, iBook and a peecee connected to a linksys wireless G router and could communicate and transfer files among all three just fine.

    Really though, why would you possibly want to mix apples and orang.. err peecees?
  6. Tarkovsky macrumors 6502


    Jan 4, 2007
    I have had lots of luck with lynksys products, and the airport express, which may be updated tommorow looks set to be a sexy bit of kit.
  7. KMarie thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jan 8, 2007
    I'm on a well-rounded diet.:)

    I have a Sony Vaio that has been/still going strong for 4+ years of almost 24/7. But I have outgrown the memory system. I am doing more work with pictures and videos. This computer will still be used by other family members as the new Mac is all mine.

    Applications that I enjoy using are Microsoft Office, especially Outlook since it syncs with a Siemens SX-66 phone really nice, Roxio, Paint Shop Pro, Fxfoto, Evernote, and Firefox. Looking forward to using the Mac equivalent or conversions.

    My decision to purchase the MacBook Pro 17" was influenced by a lot of favorable reviews, especially Consumer Reports. Still waiting for delivery from the Apple Store.

    I think I may just purchase the Linksys router since I can pick up locally and the reviews seem pretty good.
  8. XFce macrumors member

    Feb 17, 2006
    KMarie I have a 2 wire home portal works great
    cheek out their website for more information
  9. KMarie thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jan 8, 2007
    Thanks for the info. I had not considered going through my DSL service provider. That would be extra support.

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