Wireless Router

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  1. BPK1984 macrumors newbie

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    What do you guys use? The ae basestation seems steep compared to non apple products.
     
  2. grapes911 Moderator emeritus

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    I'm in a college dorm and use a dlink 614. I paid $30 on sale. It works like a charm. My roomate has an ae. I'll sacrifice the fact that he has a "print server" on his router and I don't for the fact that I can go down to our friends room (about 175 feet) and still use my wireless and he can't use his.
     
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    I have this router in the 802.11G version, and i got it for like $40 from amazon.com.. its EXELLENT and i love it. Go with netgear or linksys... The Airport BS is overpriced.
     
  7. DGFan macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah, my neighbor (I don't know which one) is running an unsecured Netgear that I could use. Still, the ease of configuration and print server work nicely for me. Besides, it's so cute and white. :p
     
  8. grapes911 Moderator emeritus

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    And expensvie as all hell. It would be cheaper to buy another brand and get some spray paint.
     
  9. jamdr macrumors 6502a

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    What is the difference between b and g?

    I have an airport extreme card in my iBook. Which kind of router do I need? One that ends in 'b' or one that ends in 'g'?
     
  10. strider42 macrumors 65816

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    airpotr extreme is a "g" standard. A B basestation would work, but only at B speeds. For the internet, you probably wouldn't see a difference. For network file sharing, you'd see a big difference.
     
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  12. DGFan macrumors 6502a

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    True, but for the prices people are bandying about here you don't get a print server. The only print server I could find from DLink goes for $120. Other manufacturers have similar prices.

    I have done quite a bit of checking online and heard many more horror stories with DLink/Linksys/etc. Maybe they're all idiots. Heck, I don't know.

    What I *do* know is that for $60 more I got an easy to install and configure wireless print server.
     
  13. vwguy macrumors member

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    If you choose either Netgear or Linksys, you are good to go. I tried both of them and they work out just fine....

    Well... unless... you have this big lead/steel/iron wall surrounding your house... thats a different story. :rolleyes:
     
  14. 7on macrumors 601

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    Or a damn washer+dryer between you and the WAP. I guess it's the ducts in the walls or something because I get a full bar drop on my PB just 12 ft away. Even upstairs get 4 bars. I like my Linksys, a little expensive because I didn't have time to look around (it was like $90) but overall it is good.
     

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