Wi-fi router / Belkin N+ (F5D8235) vs. TP-Link TL-WR1043ND

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by 2Southern, Oct 11, 2010.

  1. macrumors member

    2Southern

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    So... i need a new router after my old belkin pre-n f5d8230-4 stopped working.

    I was looking at the two metioned above but now im confused. I do not want to buy an unreliable router... i have read many reviews but after reading those im even more confused on which to buy...

    So is Belkin any goodt? Some say that the usb port is not working well...

    And TP-Link... I have heard that mac's dont like it a lot (its chipset or something)... Any truth in that?

    i have a 24mb down and 2mb up connection.and i want to make the most out of it.

    Which one do you suggest?

    Tnx :)
     
  2. macrumors newbie

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    I got the TP link WR1043ND for over a year now, and no complaints, transfer over ethernet is about 80MB/s. Over wireless I get about 8MB/s. I use it with my iMac i5 (wired and wireless), 13" MBP (wireless) and my i7 870 PC. I connect to the internet with a USRobotics ADSL2+ ethernet/USB router (bridged mode).
    The TP link was a lot cheaper than the competition, its very reliable and I haven't known it to stop working unless there's something wrong on the ISP's end.
    Boxee and plex for some reason stutter with 1080p streaming via the router when I'm just connected with the ethernet cable, but for some reason wireless is fine, with no dropped frames.
    Hope this helps...
     
  3. thread starter macrumors member

    2Southern

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    And what is your connection? in mb up and download speed i u would please :D

    It is helpful, tnx!
     
  4. macrumors newbie

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    I was gonna write it but forgot...anyways...at the moment I've only got a paltry
    2MB ADSL connection...I get about 230KB/s down, and 50KB/s...
    this probably wont decide for you since your speed is 10x as much.
    Initially I was never gonna buy TP link, but its build quality and web interface
    is a lot better than the link-sys router I had before.

    I dont know if this is normal, but my imac is connected to the router with
    airport and the ethernet cable, and when I'm downloading a file both are
    used at the same time.
     
  5. macrumors 68030

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    why Belkin?

    Apple Airport

    Set it and forget it!

    Better yet, buy the one with the 2 TB hard drive and use as time machine.
     
  6. macrumors newbie

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    Hello, I am a new user for MBP and TP link TL-WR1043ND. The Baffalo external USB thumb drive could work fine when connected to the MBP. However, it could not be "seen" when connecting to the USB port of the TL-WR1043ND. Do you have any hint for me? Thanks very much in advance
     
  7. macrumors newbie

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    Try mounting it, in the routers web interface, and it has to be ntfs/fat formatted I think. I haven't got access to my router at the moment, so I can't give u anything definitive.
     

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