looking for new router

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by notwist, Jul 31, 2008.

  1. notwist macrumors regular

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    I'm looking into buying a new wireless router since I just moved a month ago. Are there any models (other than the airport extreme) that have USB support for connecting a printer and/or external hard drive?
     
  2. gsahli macrumors 6502a

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    There may be, but the question will be do those features work with OS X? Airport Extreme/Express have built-in Apple software that enables these features. Other brands don't.
     
  3. pinktank macrumors 6502

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    I'm using asus wl500gp at the moment and it's pretty nice, you can even make it run linux with custom firmware
     
  4. SnowLeopard2008 macrumors 604

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    AirPort Express?

    Try the AirPort Express, it has a USB port. But you may would like to consider another solution than Apple network hardware, however I do not know of any other brands that carry a USB port and works with OSX. I recently bought the AirPort Express (802.11g) and that works great with my printer.
     
  5. Chris Rogers macrumors 6502a

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    Dude, go airport EXTREME. It's just awesome. You can connect virtually any USB device to it and access it from any computer with wireless internet access. Look on craigslist, i picked one up off of there for $60 compared to $180 in the store which is well worth it. Also, consider looking at a time capsule.
     
  6. notwist thread starter macrumors regular

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    The router I'm looking for will need to support a PS3 as well. I've been researching online about PS3-Airport Extreme connectivity and have found some problems with connecting the two. I have an old Linksys WRT54GL so I'll see if this one will suffice (I'm going to have to sacrifice the USB port for now).
     
  7. Pili macrumors regular

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    There are a many other models out there besides the airport extreme that have usb ports in them but just an fyi, i have no issues with the PS3 and my airport extreme on WPA2.
     
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