Suggestions: Need a Router

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by crees!, Sep 5, 2006.

  1. crees! macrumors 68000

    crees!

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    #1
    So I'm in the market for a router. I have an Airport Express already. The setup is a PB, iBook, and PowerMac. The PowerMac has no Airport card so it'll be wired. The laptops I assume will be wireless and possibly wired at times too.

    I don't want to spend a ton of money and was turned off by the price of the Airport Extreme Base Station. Also I need to be able to connect via VPN to my work's Windows network.

    What different kinds of setups could I go for? I was thinking of just getting a wired router and for wireless plugging my Airport Express into it. But then I was thinking maybe I can use the Express to extend the range of my network instead.
     
  2. SpankyPenzaanz macrumors 6502a

    SpankyPenzaanz

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    I went with a netgear setup but from what i have seen from a friend's airportexpress it hasn't always worked very well with 3rd party base stations as an extender so i would just a wired router (they are under $50) and plug the airport express into it and use it as a wireless acess point
     

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