Wireless-N gigabit Router with Mac

Bunker

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I had read through the manual for Airport Extreme and it doesn't look like it can be a NAT.

Have anyone tested any other 3rd party wireless-N router with gigabit network that will work well with iMac's wireless-N adapter?
 

rogersmj

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I had read through the manual for Airport Extreme and it doesn't look like it can be a NAT.

Have anyone tested any other 3rd party wireless-N router with gigabit network that will work well with iMac's wireless-N adapter?
Doesn't the very definition of a router require it to do NAT? It has to translate external addresses into internal addresses. I'm not a big proponent of the APX, but I'm pretty sure it can do NAT or else it wouldn't work as a router at all. I'm sure someone will correct me if I'm wrong though.
 

Bunker

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Doesn't the very definition of a router require it to do NAT? It has to translate external addresses into internal addresses. I'm not a big proponent of the APX, but I'm pretty sure it can do NAT or else it wouldn't work as a router at all. I'm sure someone will correct me if I'm wrong though.
No.

Not all routers allow you to do port forwarding or DMZ or port trigerring.

And, wireless-N works best with product from same manufacturer. Trying to match different manufacturer will not yield the best performance of the N-spec.
 

rogersmj

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Not all routers allow you to do port forwarding or DMZ or port trigerring.
OK now this makes a little more sense. You're mixing up terms. NAT is not the same as port forwarding. Port forwarding is a specific feature of NAT, and yes all routers have to at least have basic NAT, but you are right in saying they don't necessarily have to have port forwarding...although I've personally never seen one without it.

As for port forwarding, you can indeed do that with the APX, although I believe it's rather basic. Go to "Advanced", then the "Port mapping" tab. I don't know about DMZ or port triggering.
 

Bunker

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As for port forwarding, you can indeed do that with the APX, although I believe it's rather basic. Go to "Advanced", then the "Port mapping" tab. I don't know about DMZ or port triggering.
Thanks mate!

Does it has DDNS support too?
 
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