Wireless modem/router with Macbook?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by VMAn, Dec 8, 2006.

  1. VMAn macrumors newbie

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    Hi,

    I've recently found out that I will need to purchase a new modem/router when I get my Macbook wirelessly connected to my broadband.

    I've been searching the 'net for possible models. I read somewhere that Belkin has free-phone support, lifetime guarantee and is compatible with Mac so I was drawn towards them.

    My questions relate to the wireless types (e.g. 'b', 'g' or 'n'). Now I know that the Macbook uses a 'g' standard wireless, but also read that they'd included 'n' capabilities but don't promote this.

    My research so far has thrown up basic 'g' (54mbps), the next level up 'g+' (108mbps) and then 'g+' with MIMO technology. Will my Macbook be able to take advantage of MIMO or is it not worth the extra cash???

    I had my eye on this model http://catalog.belkin.com/IWCatProductPage.process?Product_Id=272220 - has anyone any experience with it?

    Can anyone make any recomendations of other modem/routers I've missed.

    Thanks!!!

    PS - I have a PC right now, and will look to connect that thru Ethernet cable and then have Macbook wirelessly so any suggestions need these capabilities. Thanks again!
     
  2. codo macrumors 6502

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    I don't *think* the MacBook will take advantage of the extra speed.

    Checking the MB specs:
    But, you might consider getting it anyway. More future proof?

    I have the Netgear DG834Gv3, which I find to be very reliable. However, I think the whole g wireless is starting to feel a bit slow now, particularly with large files.
     

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