Best Non Airport Wireless Router for my MBP?

Steve Jobless

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Im looking for wireless router and i saw the thread below but it isnt much help and i need help picking a cheap reliable router. it will be attached to a Windows PC with MEdia Center and would like to stream videos and music. I like airport but its expensive if someone knows where i can get one for cheap ill put it into consideration.

Thanks for any help.
 

ChickenSwartz

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Steve Jobless said:
Im looking for wireless router and i saw the thread below but it isnt much help and i need help picking a cheap reliable router. it will be attached to a Windows PC with MEdia Center and would like to stream videos and music. I like airport but its expensive if someone knows where i can get one for cheap ill put it into consideration.

Thanks for any help.
What are you streaming the videos and music to/from?
 

Steve Jobless

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ChickenSwartz said:
What are you streaming the videos and music to/from?
from windows to os x
i already have a streamer but the quality sucks and either it or osx has file types that are unsupported
rarely i may try to stream to the pc
also i may use the router for wifi on either xbox 360 or ps3
 

generik

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Linksys WRT54GL.

One kickass router, with some opensourced firmware you can turn it into the equivalent of a $1000+ Cisco router :cool:

No matter what just avoid Netgear
 

Steve Jobless

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i used to take ccna (cisco certification) and my school had cisco wireless routers and i must say ?t sucked, 60% of the time google or any other website wouldnt open
generik said:
Linksys WRT54GL.

One kickass router, with some opensourced firmware you can turn it into the equivalent of a $1000+ Cisco router :cool:

No matter what just avoid Netgear
 

ChickenSwartz

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I have the Linksys WRT54G. It is pretty much the cheapest router you can get. It works very well for me. I have heard the WRT54GL is better.
 

Steve Jobless

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i belive its only a 10 or 20 dollar difference, plus i looked into the little hack and may consider buying it.
 

mmmcheese

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ChickenSwartz said:
I have the Linksys WRT54G. It is pretty much the cheapest router you can get. It works very well for me. I have heard the WRT54GL is better.
The GL is the G versions 1-4....

Linksys changed to another OS with version 5, so they released a GL version for enthusiasts...it still runs linux, and is modifiable...