Best Wireless Router for $50-60

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  1. rcf-dds macrumors member

    rcf-dds

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    I'll be moving into a new apartment this fall - looking for a good wireless router for a about $50-60...

    i don't need time machine capabilities; the apartment is small (1 BR, living room, kitchen etc) so all i need is something that will give me signal throughout one floor.

    linksys?
    belkin?
    airport express/extreme are too expensive!

    link me to some good options!

    is 50-60 a good range or should i up my price range?
     
  2. Shake 'n' Bake macrumors 68020

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    You're not going to find anything too great for that price.

    Stretch to $120 and get this. Yes, the price is the same everywhere.
     
  3. chad2323 macrumors newbie

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    Newegg has that Router for 68.88 and comes with a PC Card.Hope this helps.
     
  4. GimmeSlack12 macrumors 603

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    Never heard of the Linksys WRT54G? It's $60.
     
  5. wordoflife macrumors 604

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  6. Phatpat macrumors 6502a

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    I have that router and I'm not a big fan. Granted it's v5 or something, but address reservation doesn't work and it bugs me. In that price range I would look for a used/refurb Airport Express, or maybe something like this Asus http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833320023

    A Linksys WRT54G is a reliable choice too.
     
  7. Shake 'n' Bake macrumors 68020

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    Because it is 802.11g. You may as well spend the extra money and get something with 802.11n. I like the Belkin.

    The AirPort Express is only $100, as well.
     
  8. GimmeSlack12 macrumors 603

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    That's logical to me, but I didn't write the thread title.
     
  9. rcf-dds thread starter macrumors member

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    think i'll go with the linksys wrt45g

    my aptment is under 700 sq ft, only one floor and all i need is a reliable signal throughout it for my MBP so i can move from my bedroom to living room etc. throughout the aptment. $60 will do the trick, thanks.
     

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