Belkin N1 vision or Airport Extreme

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by shanec2008, Jun 1, 2009.

  1. shanec2008 macrumors newbie

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    My router is starting to die and I'm unsure what router to get. I'm looking for a router with a strong range and I don't know if the N1 or the Airport Extreme has a stronger distance. Money isn't a big issue, I just need reasons why the Airport is better (if it is) to convince my mom. :) Please help, Thanks.:)
     
  2. JoeG4 macrumors 68030

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    Aside from the N1 vision, Belkin's rep is spotty. I know this is funny, but I'd say a D-Link DIR-855 is the direct competitor to an airport extreme right now, since they both do dual band. If you're not interested in the screen, the DIR-825 would do the trick as well.

    Funny that, because D-Link has a spotty rep too, but not with their high end hardware. Thing is, it's just as expensive as Apple's hardware.

    I have a DIR-655 myself, it's only 2.4GHz 802.11n (a little slower), but a damn solid product otherwise.

    The only problem is the USB port is useless.
     
  3. dacreativeguy macrumors 68000

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    Apple sells the entire experience. Belkin does not. An Airport will blend seamlessly into your Mac environment and OS X already has all the software you need to run your Airport (Airport Utility).
     
  4. rgarjr macrumors 603

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  5. Santabean2000 macrumors 68000

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    The Extreme under 10.5.7 doesn't work for me. (Express flawless though?!)

    I'd recommend anything else over the Extreme at this point.:mad:
     

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