Wireless modem and router or Modem/router combo?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by Beardy man, Mar 11, 2008.

  1. Beardy man macrumors regular

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    I'm looking at upgrading my network from CAT5 to wireless.

    Anyone have an opinion on the pros and cons of getting a separate modem and wireless router or just getting a single wireless modem/router.

    I was thinking of something like the Belkin N1
    http://catalog.belkin.com/IWCatProductPage.process?Product_Id=299342

    For now it's just to connect 3 macs (2 desktops and a macbook - all with wireless cards in) to each other and the internet.

    At some point in the (near) future I'd like to stream my iTunes to a hi-fi set up in the living room.

    comments/advice welcome!

    Thanks
     
  2. pastrychef macrumors 601

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    Not all routers are created equal. www.smallnetbuilder.com has a chart that summarizes things quite well. I suggest you check it out before making any purchases.
     
  3. Beardy man thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks for that link - very interesting read but not really any info on wireless modem/routers.

    Anybody else have an opinion as to any disadvantages with a modem/router rathe than a separate modem and router? (bump)
     

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