Modem/Router recommendations please...

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by urchinboy, Mar 17, 2008.

  1. urchinboy macrumors member

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    Money no object... (well not much of an object)

    I need to set up a network between my Mac Pro (which may as well be wired gigabit ethernet as its stuck in the same room all the time with whatever modem/router I get), a desktop PC (gigabit wired in same room) and my macbook pro (wireless N). I obviously want to feed the ADSL connection to all three.

    My instinct was the Airport Extreme but it annoys me that it's not a modem as well. I don't want two boxes when one will do.

    I would just really like to hear about very positive or very negative experiences with any current models of 802.11n modem/routers. I'm in the UK by the way, which may make a difference to what's available (and certainly makes a difference to how much it costs).
     
  2. Father Jack macrumors 68020

    Father Jack

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    Netgear make a nice range. Pop along to your nearest PCWorld store and have a look.

    I use a netgear modem/router and have the airport extreme connected by a short ethernet cable. This allows me to switch from one to the other.
     
  3. urchinboy thread starter macrumors member

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    Is there an advantage to being able to switch between either of these? Would the netgear one not do the job on its own?
     
  4. Father Jack macrumors 68020

    Father Jack

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    I have the quad core Mac Pro and a Mac Mini both in my study.

    It obviously is to due to the location of each computer in the study but the Mac Pro gets a more reliable signal from the Netgear router and the Mini gets a better signal from the Airport Extreme ... ;)

    ps
    Yes the Netgear will do the job on it's own. Perhaps if I had have chosen a better location for the router and / or the computers, both the Mac Pro and the Mini may have received the same strength of signal.
     

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