Wireless Access Point

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by lexus, Aug 3, 2006.

  1. lexus macrumors 68000

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    I need to buy an access point but do not know which one. It needs to be easy to set up, have MAC address filtering and be easy to set up. Also it needs good range.

    Thanks alot
     
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  3. lexus thread starter macrumors 68000

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    I have used the predecessor the WAP54G and its very unreliable. So may be something else.
     
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    Personally I've never had a problem with a Netgear product and hate Linksys products. There will be people who argue the contrary.
     
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    Anything below v.5. The firmware sucks. :mad:
     
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    Do you mean WRT54g? ;)
     
  7. lexus thread starter macrumors 68000

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    No the predecessor, the WAP54g.
     
  8. bousozoku Moderator emeritus

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    I've never had anything but a Linksys product and I'm never had anything but a problem.

    Netgear sells a WAP for around $60.00 and I've seen it for sale on Amazon.com. If not that, then AirPort Express, refurbished for $99.00.
     
  9. lexus thread starter macrumors 68000

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    In my main home I use a Cisco aironet and use an AE for airtunes. I am not sure what the range is for the AE though. Is Netgear good?
     
  10. bousozoku Moderator emeritus

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    Netgear is my choice for any new equipment. Most everything I've seen says that it works well. I won't waste more money on Linksys.
     
  11. lexus thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Any netgear models in mind and any takes on the airport express?

    Thanks
     
  12. bousozoku Moderator emeritus

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    Netgear WG602 available here.

    AirPort Express is good, especially at the refurbished price, but it's a bit of overkill for some. If you want a USB printer port or AirTunes specifically, then it's a good deal.
     
  13. Bill Gates macrumors 68020

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    The WAP54G is not the predecessor. The predecessor would be the BEFW11S4 802.11b router. The WAP54G is just a cut-rate (via firmware) WRT54G that only functions as an access point.
     

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