Router Question

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Macnificant, Jun 16, 2010.

  1. Macnificant macrumors 6502a

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    I have a Netgear Wireless G Router and was wondering if this is sufficiant or is there something out now that is faster/better. Mainly used for my macbook and wife pc laptop and 2 IPhones.
     
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    There's wireless-n routers which will be "faster" with your Macbook.
     
  3. dXTC macrumors 68020

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    In most cases, G is enough to share the Internet. WiFi-G is rated at 54 Mbps; the average residential internet connection is less than 10 Mbps in many countries, including the USA.

    However, file transfers between devices are noticeably slower on G than on N, which is often rated at 150 Mbps. Many N routers uses multiple connection (MIMO) technology to increase throughput even further.

    So, it depends. Are you strictly sharing your home Internet connection, or do you transfer files or print wirelessly? If the latter, get N. If the former... well, get N anyway and futureproof your network. :D
     
  4. Macnificant thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    thanks for the info

    we are just sharing the internet, no transferring files or printing
     

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