wireless router for under $50?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by bill4588, May 22, 2006.

  1. bill4588 macrumors 6502a

    bill4588

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    Hey all! I'm getting a MacBook this week for graduation (and it kills me that it's downstairs in a closet waiting to be opened!....parents dont know that I know lol). I would like to get a wireless router (for under $50) so I can go all over the house with my MacBook. I have Bellsouth DSL. First I would like to know if wireless routers work well with PPPoE connections (where you have to connect with a UN and password). And which one do you recommend? I did some research online for reviews but they all seem to be mixed and it just confused me even more.
     
  2. gallagb macrumors 6502

    gallagb

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    i'm pretty sure most wireless routers will do as you want-
    a) work w/ the macbook
    b) allow you to put a password on it
    c) work w/ your DSL

    i'm not sure- however- what the "UN" means

    (self promotion...shameless:)
    i'm selling one:
    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=202328
    (for under $50)
    it is a d-link DI-524
     
  3. realityisterror macrumors 65816

    realityisterror

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    I've used a D-Link DI-614+ (discontinued) and a Linksys WRT-54G with BellSouth. I got each for $49, one in '03 and the second a few months ago.

    You'll probably be fine with any router from a name brand company. The more expensive ones just do the same thing in fancier, more cutting-edge ways, and it's usually not worth it.

    A low-end router from D-Link, Linksys, or Netgear will do you more than enough. And as far as PPPoE, it won't make a difference to the end-user.


    Cheers,
    reality
     
  4. bill4588 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    bill4588

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    hey thanks! oh and UN means username....i guess I shouldnt be so lazy lol. sent you a PM....
     
  5. Bobjob186 macrumors 6502

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    Not to be a bust, but Compusa usually has sales on really good routers, check them out cause you'll get a 1 year warranty which is always good.:)
     

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