I need a new router, is Airport Extream the way to go?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by X1Lightning, Apr 22, 2010.

  1. X1Lightning macrumors 6502


    Feb 19, 2007
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core


    Jul 24, 2006
    The Ivory Tower (I'm not coming down)
    It depends on your internet connection. I don't like the AE because it only has three ethernet ports, while the one linked above has four. One nice thing about the AE is that it can simultaneously handle g (like the iPod touch) and n devices (a standard notebook) without compromising speed.
  3. X1Lightning thread starter macrumors 6502


    Feb 19, 2007
    the only thing i have hardwired to my current router is my xbox, the rest of the house is wifi, so it doesn't really matter if it only has 3 ports

    ohh and my internet is 8mb cable, i may upgrade that, but right now its plenty fast
  4. gumbyx84 macrumors 6502


    Dec 7, 2008
    AE is a nice piece of hardware, but you can usually find dual-band routers for a bit cheaper. I like my AE because I can connect an USB external HD to it and use it as a NAS. Other routers have this feature, but require you to install a Windows-only tool to use it.

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