New iMac! question

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Airwaven, Nov 11, 2007.

  1. Airwaven macrumors newbie

    Mar 12, 2007
    I just bought a new iMac and i love it. If you guys are not sure of what to get go with the 20" 2.4ghz model it's probably the best value. Anyway i was just wondering which router you people use because i need to get one. So yeah, I need to know what router is the best, for the lowest price and best speed on wireless.

  2. atl27426 macrumors member

    Nov 7, 2007

    Should work with just about any wireless router. I use a linksys wrt54g works great, 5meg on the download, WPA protected no problems at all. Think it was about 50 dollars.
  3. martin1981 macrumors newbie

    Nov 11, 2007
    Malmö, Sweden
    Airport Extreme 802.11n!

    I have tested many routers including 3COM, Linksys, D-Link and I am very happy with my latest router - the Airport Extreme with 802.11n and gigabit ethernet. The only problem i've had is that when connecting a USB hard disk to it, the transfer speed to the disk is about 3 MB/s when the disk connected directly to the computer is about 17 MB/s (and even through a network the speeds should be able to accommodate higher than 3 MB/s speeds - i've tested both wired and wireless).

  4. gattotimo macrumors newbie

    Nov 5, 2007
    I'm using a Netgear dg834g. It's a wireless one with built-in ADSL modem, and works without a flaw with the iMac built-in airport extreme card.
  5. RevToTheRedline macrumors 6502a


    Sep 27, 2007
    I'm using a Linksys WRT54GS v1.1, the ultimate 802.11G router, have it running an IRC bouncer and used to also run a web server off it. Overclocked, and radio output bumped up also. it's basically a Linux box thats why it's so good. They don't make it anymore unfortunately, they make one similar, but it doesn't have near the RAM, storage or CPU speed.

    Only thing I haven't done to it yet is the memory card reader mod to bump the capacity up even more, add a nice good 2GB of more of memory to it.
  6. 23am macrumors regular


    Oct 7, 2007
    Stockholm, Sweden
    Get a Linksys WRT54GL and install DD-WRT firmware on it. :)
    I havn't rebooted mine for more than a month! :D

    Firmware: DD-WRT v23 SP2 (09/15/06) std
    Time: 13:12:21 up 45 days, 3:59, load average: 0.16, 0.03, 0.01

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