Wireless modem and router or Modem/router combo?

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

  1. Beardy man macrumors 6502

    Dec 4, 2007
    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

    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!

  2. pastrychef macrumors 601


    Sep 15, 2006
    New York City, NY
    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 6502

    Dec 4, 2007
    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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