Need a New Router... but which one?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by galstaph, Dec 7, 2009.

  1. galstaph macrumors 6502a

    galstaph

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    So my old dlink has started to drop connections randomly... I'm thinking it is time to upgrade and get a new router. I use wireless exclusively so naturally having 2 N draft macs I want to go to an N router. I do not stream video or music (might eventually who knows), I do move files wirelessly between my mbp and mac pro. I also have my iBook and a pc laptop connect via g spec to my current network.

    I am leaning toward the Airport Extreme base station (referb unit save to some $$, just had another kid;)), but.... dlink's dir-825 doesn't look so bad and is the same price as the referb AEBS. Or I could go for a linksys wrt610, but I'm not sure of it based on the poor reviews and issues, but I do like its features...
    What would you guys recommend?:confused:
     
  2. MacMini2009 macrumors 68000

    MacMini2009

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    Airport Extreme!

    It's a great router. Although, my Airport Extreme tends to get hot.
     
  3. Badger^2 macrumors 68000

    Badger^2

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    So you have a "g" router now?
    How is the transfer speed?

    I would recommend a Buffalo myself, mine has been in constant use for several years, and I have yet to ever touch it. totally plug in and forget. 4 wireless macs, and we get 25,000 down with our cable connection and its "g" speed.

    Do you need any extra ethernet connections?

    You could get away with an Airport Express...
     

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