Router?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by kerouacknew, Jun 30, 2007.

  1. kerouacknew macrumors newbie

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    Hi,
    Just bought another computer for my house(emac).
    Now need to set up both for the internet.
    I take it i do this with a router?
    Any recommendations on which brand to buy or one to stay away from?
    Any problem with having the two computers on different floors?
    thanks
    shawn
     
  2. Plymouthbreezer macrumors 601

    Plymouthbreezer

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    As long as both of the computers have a wireless card, you should be all set.

    I use a Belkin N router, but in the past, I've had good luck with other brands as well.
     
  3. kerouacknew thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Do u mean like airport of something?
    My old one is a imac 400 do not think it has one for sure.
     
  4. KJmoon117 macrumors 6502a

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    I say STAY AWAY FROM LINKSYS!

    I currently use this router
    it doesn't have 802.11n but it's still nice if you're a gamer.

    Also if your computers are on two difference floors make you could use wired (wired always has better strength) or get a strong wireless router and/or a wireless extender.

    Don't forget that Apple also makes their own brand of it's just that they don't have a Gigabit ethernet port for fast file sharing w/ other computers on your network and they only have 3 LAN ports. If only they made one w/ a Gigabit LAN and 4 LAN but the wireless-n makes up for that I'm sure.

    I'm really not an expert on this but this is just my 2 cents.

    ~Kjmoon117
     

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