Is the Airport Extreme Base Station what I need?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by TeeBoi, Nov 7, 2009.

  1. TeeBoi macrumors newbie

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    I'm in the market for a new wireless router. After an hour on the phone with D-Links technical support, I believe my DIR-655 has died.

    I'm looking at getting an Airport Extreme Base Station.

    I would be using the AEBS to connect a 13" uMBP, Windows XP desktop, PS3, Wii, Printer, PSP, DSi, and an iPhone. I have read that there have been some problems with setting up the AEBS to run smoothly with a PS3.

    I have a few questions: Is the AEBS right for my situation? Can I setup the AEBS with my uMBP then run an ethernet cable to connect my XP desktop (as it doesn't have wifi capabilities?

    Thanks for your time, it is greatly appreciated.

    -tyler
     
  2. belvdr macrumors 603

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    Unsure about the PS3, but the 360 works fine with my setup.

    The AEBS has 3 internal LAN ports and one WAN, so you can hook as many WiFi devices as possible, and up to 3 wired devices. You can expand those internal LAN ports by purchasing an external switch, if you need more than 3.

    EDIT: I just bought two AEBS and have them linked wirelessly to supply LAN ports to my devices in the basement that do not have WiFi.
     
  3. tdgrn macrumors 6502

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    The AEBS works perfectly with everything that I have, which includes a MBP, Windows XP Media Server, PS3, Xbox 360, Multiple iPhones, various laptops (fiancé's friends come over to study), and netbooks. Everything works like a champ, right out of the box, as it should. Get it, forget it.
     

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