Apple vs. Linksys

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by partyBoy, Nov 20, 2009.

  1. partyBoy macrumors 68000

    partyBoy

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    hello macsters..what do you think is the best router for a mac,could it be a linksys simuitanius dual band wireless n router OR apple extreme router,i am currently using the old blue linksys g router but i want to upgrade,the linksys has been good to me so far,they are about the same price :apple:
     

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  2. Malithion macrumors member

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  3. MacMini2009 macrumors 68000

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    Apple
     
  4. caonimadebi macrumors regular

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    the ability to run DD-WRT alone justifies the linksys
     
  5. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    As far as ease of integration the Apple router will obviously be "better", but the Linksys isn't that hard to set up and has more features.
     
  6. bruinsrme macrumors 601

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    having both they both have advantages an disadvantages.

    The usb interface and guest network is a big plus for the apple.

    I prefer the linksys interface/settings and the price point.

    Performance I haven't notced any difference.

    Make sure you look on the web for the best pricing. Newegg wa $38 cheaper than best buy for my linksys.
     
  7. s3e3 macrumors member

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    BOTH
    I use a linksys with Tomato firmware as my router for MLPPP and have an Apple Time machine and use it for 802.11n and backups.
    Also threw and Airport Express for wireless printing and scanning.

    My new iMac i5 is setup with NO wires, just the power cable.
     
  8. partyBoy thread starter macrumors 68000

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    thanxs for the help :)
     
  9. beg_ne macrumors 6502

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    I love my (really old, UFO shaped) Airport Base Station. Monumentally easy to setup with Macs.

    One of these days i'll upgrade (for the wireless HD capability and 802.11n), my original has been chugging along for about 5 years straight so far.
     

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