Non-Apple ($$$$) Wireless Networking Gear

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by brhmac, Nov 25, 2003.

  1. brhmac macrumors regular

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    Hi,

    Could someone PLEASE recommend a good wireless DSL router and PC card for my G3 PowerBook (Wallstreet) running 10.2.8? I'd like to spend less than $200 and have a system that works. Will be staying indoors, within 100 feet of the router.

    I've seen a lot of good-looking stuff, but the system requirements almost never include Mac. And if the router does, the companion card doesn't.

    Appreciate your recommendations.

    Thanks.
     
  2. mymemory macrumors 68020

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  3. slowtreme macrumors 6502

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    I use the belkin stuff. The current generation of Belkin's 802.11g stuff is rated tops over most other products. the throughput does not drop 60% everytime another wireless user connects. Distance and sustained speeds are very high.

    The Dlink extreme-g is really nice... if you only have one wireless connection, and the "extreme" part (108kbps) is useless for macs.

    I dont have anything good or bad to say about linksys. In many ways it's like Macs, It just works, however it generally is *just* working. Thier stuff is not top of the list in performance or features, but you could do worse.
     
  4. brhmac thread starter macrumors regular

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    More info please

    Thanks for the suggestions, but could you please give the company name and the exact product name? The companies you mention feature several products, and I don't know which to choose.

    I'd like an 802.11 g network.

    Thanks.
     
  5. groovebuster macrumors 65816

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    Check out this netgear router:

    Link to product page...

    I have a netgear access point and I am satisfied with it, especially consodering the prize (I paid 80.- € for it).

    But what is a PC card for 802.11g good for on a wallstreet with MacOS X? I had a wallstreet running 10.2.8 (or bettter: I tried to) before I upgraded my Laptop to an iBook G4 and I found it too slow to actually work with it at all. The PC card will just put additional system load onto the processor and it would get even worse.

    The wallstreet is good with MacOS 9, but you can't be really serious to use it with OS X for serious tasks? Even browsing the net or writing an e-mail was a pain in the ass.

    groovebuster
     

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