best router for imac?

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  1. sjma1990, Mar 28, 2011
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    sjma1990 macrumors newbie

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    i have an imac in my bedroom and my internet modem is downstairs, where i would like my imac i can't pick up a good wireless connection, if i move my imac 3 metres the other way (in an awkward position) it works perfectly...is there a router or a modem that i can buy thats good for macs so i can have my computer in the desired place in my room.

    thanks guys
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    You may get better response to your thread with this tip. Good luck!
     
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  4. Drewbie macrumors member

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    airport express in the awkward location with an ethernet running to your preferred location ;)
     
  5. sjma1990 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    i've read alot of good things on the airport express, being a relatively new apple user could you explain what it actually does? would i have to plug anything into my computer if i purchased the airport express?
     
  6. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    No. http://www.apple.com/airportexpress/
     
  7. Drewbie macrumors member

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    airport express can do 2 things, create a new network to join up to, or it can also join to an existing network to extend the range it reaches
     
  8. definitive macrumors 68000

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    two routers i recommend:

    1) linksys wrt54gl with dd-wrt firmware (version 1 or 1.1)

    2) netgear wndr3700 or wndr3800 (3700 has v1 and 2. i think 2 has a bit more memory)

    i've used both awith several macs connected to them wirelessly, and haven't had any problems.
     
  9. product26 macrumors 6502a

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    I use a wrt54gl with tomato firmware. SOLID and STABLE!

     
  10. Newbe macrumors member

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    best router for imac?

    I am new to wireless and I bought a WL Rosewill RNX-EasyN4 RTL router in order to switch over to a home wireless system. Unknown to me this Rosewill product is primarily used for pcs. For me it was a total waste of time and money plus an unwelcome trip to the post office for return mailing. That Rosewill router would not work at all even after contacting a Rosewill tech for assistance.
    I checked the Apple online Store only to discover that the refurbished Airport Extremes and Time Capsules are out of stock. So, I will probably go with Airport Express Base Station. As usual Apple products may cost more but they work! Sometimes, the so-called monetary savings is not worth your time and inconvenience. Good luck on whichever router you select to purchase.
     
  11. Badger^2 macrumors 68000

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    routers are platform agnostic, they could care less what kind of computer you are running.

    Im sure the Rosewill was configured via browser -- just like every other router on the planet -- and it was just a set of simple steps to get it running.

    I setup a $35 belkin g router that we bought at Target for my mothers G4 iMac in about 5 minutes.

    If you just need a basic router Airport Extremes are 10X overkill.

    For the OP, to extend the network an A Express makes sense -- since replacing their current router with a better one will cost the same.
     

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