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

    X1Lightning

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  2. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    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

    X1Lightning

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    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

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    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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