Why go Airport?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by lankox, May 7, 2008.

  1. lankox macrumors regular

    Jul 5, 2007
    What is the advantage to using Apple's AEBS versus using a non-apple brand such as Linkys, Belkin? I will be using with a SR MBP. Thanks for your help!
  2. steeler macrumors regular

    Jan 30, 2008
    There's two reasons I know of:
    1. The friendly interface
    2. It's pretty

    I don't own one and opted for the Linksys WRT54GL instead. It works just fine with my SR MBP, PB G4, a friend's iBook G4, and my sister-in-law's Dell Inspiron.
  3. err404 macrumors 68020

    Mar 4, 2007
    The AEBS is also a decent 'n' router with a built-in bonjour Print Server and NAS support and with TM*. The OS X integration offers automatic feedback of router problems and near seamless updates.

    I should add that a Wireless TM solution is very important for a laptop...

    I would have preferred if Apple had included a basic Web UI for non Mac clients in addition the the Mac friendly/robust UI. As it stands you have to install additional software to administer the router from Windows and there is no way to access the configuration with Linux at all.

    *I don't recall if TM officially support, but it does work out of the box...
  4. wordmunger macrumors 603


    Sep 3, 2003
    North Carolina
    It's also the only way you can play protected iTunes AAC content over the network.

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