wireless router for a macbook pro in UK PLEASE HELP??????????

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by iMatt89, Oct 26, 2006.

  1. iMatt89 macrumors newbie

    iMatt89

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    hi

    im looking to buy a wirless router for a cable modem (NTL) i live in the uk, im looking to buy a router with good range and is really easy to use and set up. i have no clue of what makes are good or bad has anyone got any advice of what is worth a look at?????????:confused:

    thanks
     
  2. bartelby macrumors Core

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    I use a Linksys WRT45G router with my NTL modem. It works just fine.
     
  3. benthewraith macrumors 68040

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    I use a netgear router for my sierra-atlantica.
     
  4. kim0785b macrumors newbie

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    Yeah dont get any net gear routers if you can, bloody nightmare time with them. I used DG834 and DG834gt they both died after about a month, firstly the wireless range, and then the actual routers. Try a D-link, ok ok, they dont look as sexy, and they aren't as cheap but both are about 10 times better. :mad:
     
  5. iMatt89 thread starter macrumors newbie

    iMatt89

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    thanks kim0785b for the advice, anyone else got any recomendation on a good cable mosem wireless router

    thanks
     
  6. rmarasa macrumors member

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    Although you can no longer buy an Airport Extreme in the EU due to hazardous materials... you can buy an Airport Express. Works great for me!
     
  7. AdeFowler macrumors 68020

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    I've had no problems with Netgear routers. I've only had two; DG834g I've given to a mate and it's still going strong – I replaced it with a DG834PN.

    Having said that, I've heard good things about ADSL Nation (UK company, great Mac support).

    http://www.adslnation.com/
     
  8. benthewraith macrumors 68040

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    So far the router hasn't gone out once. I decided to get a netgear because at the time they were cheap and the $49.99 Linksys routers were sold out! :mad: Needless to say, Netgear is going 1 for 1 in my book. 1 crappy router, one good router. I'm almost willing to forgive netgear....eh, maybe not. So long as this router works however, it will be fine.
     
  9. Mhill macrumors member

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    My girlfriend has NTL Cabel Broard Band and uses a Airpodt and i find it is rather impressive!
     
  10. menziep macrumors 6502a

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    Belkin Wireless G+ Router

    I use it with my NTL Connection and My Mac and had no problems with it,
    had model down but upgraded free when older Router had died, within 2 weeks i had a new router, this is Belkins Lifetime Warrenty! (Its Great!) :)
     
  11. Bill Gates macrumors 68020

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    I recommend a WRT54G for the Core Duo MacBook Pro and the WRT300N for the Core 2 Duo MacBook Pro.
     
  12. drcosmos macrumors newbie

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    Did you try to run the WRT300N togheter with a Macbook Pro C2D? I consider buying one as I can not make my NAS harddrive to work with my C2D Macbook Pro.
     
  13. Soton Speed macrumors member

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    WTF? Which materials?
     

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