Keep my Linksys wireless N router or get used Apple Airport wireless G router?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by Carmellom, Jul 29, 2009.

  1. Carmellom macrumors member

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    I want to fully convert to the apple eco-system but can't afford the new airport extreme right now. Model number of the used airport is EbM8799LL/A
     
  2. geoffreak macrumors 68020

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    Keep the one you've got. No benefits by switching to Airport Extreme unless you are moving to the simultaneous dual band N version (current gen).

    Apple's routers don't really integrate better than any others with Macs.
     
  3. thejadedmonkey macrumors 604

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    I don't understand why you would spend money to downgrade?
     
  4. Carmellom thread starter macrumors member

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    Even if I think the apple one looks cooler. Am I sacrificing speed if I make the change?
     
  5. Carmellom thread starter macrumors member

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    I have a problem, I like the way the apple one looks, it drives me nuts too... trust me.
     
  6. GimmeSlack12 macrumors 603

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    Absolutely. The Linksys is much better than the old APExtreme. You are making a poor choice if you get rid of the Linksys.
     
  7. Carmellom thread starter macrumors member

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    I need to hear that.. thanks!
     
  8. Signal-11 macrumors 65816

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    Easier to configure from the Airport utility, but that's about the only advantage. TS is better of with his Linksys, even if it ugly.
     
  9. bruinsrme macrumors 601

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    I have the wrt 610 and 310 and the airport extreme. Performance is identical, the interface after about 5 minutes of using either is easy. The airport has the configurable USB port and the guest network feature. Reception is the pretty much the same. The only thing I can say I dislike about the airport is the power supply. Where linksys puts the ac/dc converter at the plug apple opted to use a laptop style power cord requiring a 1x2x4 inch box on the desk or floor.
     

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