best wireless router for mbp

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  1. heron88 macrumors 6502

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    I was just wondering what the best wireless router for the Macbook Pro is not including apple wireless routers.
     
  2. MusicallySilent macrumors member

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    My friend has a late white imac and a new MBP purchased today

    He has this wireless N router
    http://www.dlink.com/products/?sec=1&pid=530

    Here is his situation.

    His cable modem is in the basement and he has jacks in the basement with wires to various places in his house.

    Old setup
    Modem->Belkin Wireless Router (4 10/100Mbit)->Jack->Upstairs->100Mbit switch->Imac

    New setup
    Modem->Belkin Wireless Router (4 10/100Mbit)->Jack->Upstairs->Dlink Router->Wireless N->Imac (30-40 feet away)

    The new setup beats the old setup and both of them are being bottle necked by the 10/100Mbit belkin router. Apparently it is very powerful and good throughout his house.
     
  3. Fenir macrumors regular

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    Linksys wrt54gv1 (old blue box) and v2 (newer, sleeker black box) give me great range with my MacBook. Either way, all current routers do great jobs.
     
  4. fuziwuzi macrumors regular

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    are there any more suggestions. i am currently getting my MBP replaced by apple due to massive wireless issues. if the problems continue i may have to look at replacing my wireless router. currently i am using a dreytek 2800VG modem router. but if i get a new router (i will keep the dreytek for modem and voip) i want one that is compatible.

    so can i get some more recommendations of good routers compatible with an MBP
     
  5. Bobioden macrumors 68000

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    I use a AEBS. I tried a cheap one from Office Depot and kept getting dropped. I then tried a Linksys WRT54G, which was OK at best. I bought the AEBS and couldn't be happier. The speed is incredible, as fast, if not faster then when I had the Macbook. It doesn't hurt that I live across the street from the Qwest Switch Station.
     
  6. sahni130 macrumors 6502

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    usually wireless cards in laptops tend to work better with routers made by the same company ( a lot of people told me this, even a apple employee). my airport extreme works "extremely"( get it, hah ha) well with my mbp. the airport extreme is awesome and worth the money.
     
  7. fuziwuzi macrumors regular

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    how good are airport extremes at going through walls and stuff.
     
  8. iphonematt Guest

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    i recommend Apple's AirPort Extreme. The range lasts through my entire house, and even across the street. You cannot beat the signal of the AirPort in such a small package. I had an old D-Link that was a piece of crap. Of course, i only buy apple anyways but whatever.
     
  9. markrivers macrumors 6502a

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    if you only buy apple..
    how credible is your "extreme" review? comparing it to... NOTHING!

    i use the extreme as well.
    if the OP needs something non APPLE i suggest NETGEAR N MIMO, around $100 at best buy or cheaper online.
    no major issues connecting with my MBP ( current generation released last Feb)

    the only advantage when you get the APPLE Airport Express, is you can hook it up with your speakers/ home theater and listen to your itunes wirelessly.. and it's handy, so if you travel a lot, this one is a better choice.
     
  10. Tilpots macrumors 601

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    Pretty sure you mean the Express can hook up to speakers, NOT the Extreme.
     

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