Airport Xtreme/Xpress. And WiFi setup (noob question)

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  1. Mobius 1 macrumors 6502

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    Shold i but the xtreme or the xpress?

    I only will use for download and flie sharing [very rare]

    -I want the network to be hidden (so ppl can only find it by mannualy entreing the name and pssword.)
    -I want it to work on windows too
    -Hard to be hacked
    -transmits w/o lag
    -password easily changeable

    or it's ok with normal routers?

    Ethernet btw
     
  2. blevins321 macrumors 68030

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    All those things are possible with your everyday router. I prefer Linksys myself. Here is a link to the one that I have. :) Note that the "newer version" that Amazon is mentioning is actually somewhat of a downgrade because the wired ports are only 10/100, not 10/100/1000.

    The only thing that might come up with using this is the file sharing that you mentioned. With the Apple routers, you can plug a USB hard drive directly into the router and use it as a network drive. With the Linksys though, you can setup file sharing between the computers directly to accomplish the same thing.
     
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  4. blevins321 macrumors 68030

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    Sorry, how to setup what..the router or the file sharing?

    File sharing, open Preferences, then Sharing. There is a checkbox called File Sharing. Then select the details/locations that you want to share.

    Router, you'll plug it all in then go to http://192.168.1.1, and login with the details in your user manual. (Can't remember the original details). Then a web-based interface will guide you through setup.
     
  5. Mobius 1 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    will it support 2MB/s internet from ethernet cable?
     
  6. blevins321 macrumors 68030

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    Easy. Between my NAS and iMac I get 60MB/s read and 30MB/s write, but the write difference is NAS overhead, not the router.
     

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