Router advice

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by mikefly, Feb 20, 2009.

  1. mikefly macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Jan 4, 2007
    #1
    heya,

    Just went to look at wireless routers, many brands - price ranged from $30 to $100 (give or take) ..

    used seems to run about 10%-20% off the cost of new, so this makes no sense.

    Any advice on what to buy?
    Brand
    G or N
    model

    I am currently living in a 1 bedroom apartment - my neighbour will probably share wireless with me - but it has been working fine with a standard bell wireless modem, so odds are whatever router will do the trick.

    I'm using an N capable macbook. -- and I likely won't be playing any bandwidth intensive games.

    Thanks!
     
  2. MAGICMOXTER macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Feb 16, 2009
  3. mikefly thread starter macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Jan 4, 2007
    #3
    fyi

    i should mention that price is a factor. .. if the airport express is much much better than other routers, then it makes sense -- otherwise, not so much.
     
  4. mikefly thread starter macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Jan 4, 2007
    #4
    more..

    and to pose another question -- how does this compare to a non-apple router? what's the range on it? ..

    essentially, if it's a good product, why is the extreme more expensive with (seemingly) less functionality?
     
  5. alphaod macrumors Core

    alphaod

    Joined:
    Feb 9, 2008
    Location:
    NYC
    #5
    The Airport Express can only support up to 10 clients; its for small apartments and such.

    Anyways, I would suggest maybe the Linksys WRT310N; good value.
     

Share This Page