Router Advice - Both MBP and Torrent friendly...

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by BullMooseFilms, Aug 11, 2008.

  1. BullMooseFilms macrumors regular

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    I'm looking for a wireless router that will play nicely with a MBP and torrent downloads, and after the problems I had with my last netgear (I am comfortable configuring it and all, but I got tired of it not working for seemingly no reason, so I just got rid of it) I'm wary, but I'm going to need SOMETHING so I'm not internetless on the laptop at home...
     
  2. TEG macrumors 604

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    AirPort Express or AirPort Extreme (g or n) would work just fine for what you want.

    TEG
     
  3. BullMooseFilms thread starter macrumors regular

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    And it's also $159... There has to be one of the $50-$80 routers around that would do the trick as well?
     
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    The airport express (802.11a/b/g) is $80 at my local electronics store. But if you want N, you could try the $100 airport express, with N.
     
  5. BullMooseFilms thread starter macrumors regular

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    Does the airport line play well with Vista? The router is going to be connected to my Vista machine, and I'd like to have it already set up when I get the MBP. Maybe this is a dumb question...
     
  6. darkcurse macrumors 6502a

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    Any one of the popular brands of routers should play nice with all your OS's. I personally use Belkin and find it ok for the most part. I have friends using Linksys and Buffalo routers which are flashed with custom firmware and they seem to like it.
     
  7. Trip.Tucker Guest

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    Netgear or Belkin.

    Odd issues with some of the Linksys WRT models and reported poor performance with D-Link.
     
  8. BullMooseFilms thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks for the advice

    ended up with the Belkin N1 Vision - it was on sale for $120 (list $200 - I'm a sucker for a good deal) at Circuit City this week and I couldn't resist the pretty looks and the screen. My biggest problem with the Netgear I had 2 years ago was that I couldn't get in to configure it sometimes if it wasn't talking to the computer, with this one you have a separate interface.

    Now lets just hope it plays nice. If I disappear for a while you'll know it's fail.
     
  9. BullMooseFilms thread starter macrumors regular

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    Up and running, amazing - plug and play for realz.

    I just had to go into the setup page to flip on UPnP and eMule is working totally unrestricted without even setting the ports up, same with uTorrent.

    And I'm a sucker for info screens - half the reason I wanted my Prius...
     

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