Do all 802.11n wireless routers work fine with MBPro?

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  1. nerveosu macrumors member

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    I have a MacBook Pro with the 802.11n airport card. I want an n router to get a better signal across the floors of my home. I am considering getting something other than an Airport Extreme 802.11n base station.

    Because n is a draft specification.. will all the n routers out there still be fully compatible with my MacBook Pro's card?

    What 3rd party routers seem to work best?
     
  2. ::Lisa:: macrumors 6502a

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    I'm using a Linksys router which isn't the n range and it works absolutely fine for me, I get full range mostly anywhere in my home.
     
  3. nerveosu thread starter macrumors member

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    Yeah.. I have a 3 story townhome with my office/cable modem on the top floor. My signal is strong on the lowest floor but I think I am dropping a bunch of packets with my airport extreme g because it takes a while to load web pages down there. So I want to go with n to see if I can get a clean connection down there. I have changed my channel and repositioned my base station too.

    So do 3rd pary n routers work fine with apple airport extreme n cards?
     
  4. CANEHDN macrumors 6502a

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    It will. Wireless routers and wired routers use standard protocols. This allows anything following the standards to be compatible.
     
  5. aethelbert macrumors 601

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    Most routers should work, but remember that 802.11n is a draft version. If a router is using a different draft of 802.11n, it might not be compatible.
     
  6. darwinian macrumors 6502a

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    My purely anecdotal experience suggests that Netgear routers should be avoided (annoyingly difficult for my MBP that was running Tiger at the time) to connect) -- cannot remember the model number. However I've been running this D-Link n router with zero issues (well, discounting Leopard ones). DIR-615.
     
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