Why go Airport?

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

  1. lankox macrumors regular

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    It's also the only way you can play protected iTunes AAC content over the network.
     

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