wireless router question

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by misanthrope, Jul 6, 2007.

  1. misanthrope macrumors newbie

    Apr 9, 2007

    outside of Apple's "AirPort Extreme Base Station" (its a little too much money for me right now...i gotta save for the new imacs somehow, right?) what is the best router to pick up for my macbook? the most i would be able to pay is 75.00-100.00. thanks and have a good one.
  2. EricNau Moderator emeritus


    Apr 27, 2005
    San Francisco, CA
    There's the Airport Express for $99.

    ...or you can get a Linksys WRT54G that's about $50.

    Neither of those are 802.11n, so if that's important to you, I would suggest a Linksys WRT300N, which is about $130.
  3. strider42 macrumors 65816


    Feb 1, 2002
    I've used linksys products with no problem. I think the one I have now is a WRT54, works great.
  4. RainCityMacFan macrumors 6502a

    Jun 10, 2007
    Sorry to any Linksys fan but from my experience...

    Linksys last a long time, but when it fails... All hell comes loose and it's a pain in the ass to setup.

    But if you want to go ahead w/ Linksys then...
    LINKSYS WRT150N Draft 802.11n
    LINKSYS WRT54GL (3x Winner)

    If you're a gamer or likes to share big files w/ other computers (wired) then this router has a gigabit port. No wireless N tho... Only problem I have w/ this router is it randomly (maybe it's my laptop) drops it's wireless signal. The support from their site is pretty bad, from what I hear, and their rebate takes VERY long time...

    D-Link DGL-4300

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