Looking for a simple and stable wireless router.

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by c073186, May 29, 2009.

  1. c073186 macrumors 6502a

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    Hi

    I'm looking for a wireless router that is (a) cheap; (b) stable; (c) simple to use. It does not have to be the latest and greatest (i.e. 802.11n); as it will not be used for any strenuous tasks. I just need something that will provide the internet to wireless users and a reasonable speed (I'm thinking wireless-G). I would like to spend as little as possible, but, I need something that isn't going to need any fiddling with (as some routers seem to require resets fairly often, etc.).

    Does anyone have any suggestions? Remember: simple, effective, cheap. Basic stuff here. Should be easy but my past experiences have been somewhat disappointing.

    Thanks!
     
  2. neiltc13 macrumors 68040

    neiltc13

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    No, but that is a trick answer!

    Airport is overpriced, unstable and can be extremely frustrating with its proprietary software required to configure it. Avoid!
     
  3. obeygiant macrumors 68040

    obeygiant

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    Okay. That's fine if you feel that way. But I can't imagine a linksys or cheaper device could be easier to use with a mac. Occasionally there is a hiccup but not to the point where I would consider some other brand.
     
  4. edge540 macrumors regular

    edge540

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    I used to have an Airport Express until lightning struck our home and fried it. But it gave un-interrupted internet for 3 years straight (other than about a restart every 2 months or so).
    Seeing as I was trying to cut costs this year, I decided to pick up a $70 Linksys N router. That thing has been problems ever since the beginning. It took about 4 tries to set it up as it hung every time I tried loading the configuration. Since then, I get periods where I have to restart it every day to get the internet back. And finally the other week, I got back from a trip and it was not working. It took me TWO days to get it back working, resetting, refirming, reconfiguring and just waiting for the damn thing to start again. I almost just gave up and bought an airport. When its working its great, but it been a HUGE headache. If I could go back, I would definitely have gotten an airport express or even just the regular airport. Just my 2 cents.
     

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