Cheapest wifi possible

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Mac'nCheese, Dec 4, 2011.

  1. Mac'nCheese macrumors 68030

    Mac'nCheese

    Joined:
    Feb 9, 2010
    #1
    A friend at work wants a wireless router for her small apartment. The airport is too expensive for her. She has a comcast modem and an imac and iphone. She simply wants to be able to use her comcast modem with the cheapest router she can get. Any suggestions?
     
  2. Wolffie macrumors regular

    Wolffie

    Joined:
    Sep 6, 2008
    #2
  3. Mac'nCheese thread starter macrumors 68030

    Mac'nCheese

    Joined:
    Feb 9, 2010
    #3
    Yes she is and thank u, I will pass this on to her.
     
  4. pat park macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    Nov 29, 2011
    Location:
    California
    #4
    Airport Express is $99, I think it's a steal for that kind of price.
     
  5. Mac'nCheese thread starter macrumors 68030

    Mac'nCheese

    Joined:
    Feb 9, 2010
    #5
    Agreed. But she is broke and wants to spend as little as possible.
     
  6. Richdmoore macrumors 65816

    Richdmoore

    Joined:
    Jul 24, 2007
    Location:
    Troutdale, OR
    #6
  7. LeandrodaFL macrumors 6502a

    LeandrodaFL

    Joined:
    Apr 6, 2011
  8. reebzor macrumors 6502a

    reebzor

    Joined:
    Jul 18, 2008
    Location:
    Philadelphia, PA
    #8
    This is an option if the person is truely broke. However, I would recommend they go to bestbuy with $40 and buy a router. Unless they need any special features, which it sounds like they do not, any cheap-o wireless router will do fine. The hardware firewall is essential and you wouldnt have to worry about keeping the iMac powered on at all times.
     
  9. TrentS macrumors 6502

    TrentS

    Joined:
    Sep 24, 2011
    Location:
    Overland Park, Kansas
    #9
    Why not just use the regular internet, if you truly are flat broke. Or just find a used router for $10 on Craigslist.
     
  10. Mac'nCheese thread starter macrumors 68030

    Mac'nCheese

    Joined:
    Feb 9, 2010
    #10
    She tried, it was too weak. Even had their permission since she's friends with them.

    ----------

    Sounds like the best idea, we'll see if we can get this to work for her ASAP. thank u!
     

Share This Page