Wireless Router Suggestions

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Holmes89, May 15, 2008.

  1. Holmes89 macrumors regular

    Holmes89

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    I am planning on purchasing a Macbook ASAP and my wireless router is dieing, so I am in the market for a new one. I'm looking for a Wireless N-Router and would like suggestions on which wireless router I should buy. I need at least 2 ports and I only want to spend at the maximum $125. Could you help?
     
  2. velocityg4 macrumors 68040

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    The Belkin F5D8231-4 is only $80 at the moment.

    This is over your budget but if you want Gigabit ethernet as well then this D-Link DGL-4500 would work well.

    With any router you buy the first thing you should do is go to the manufacturers support page and download the latest firmware.
     
  3. Consultant macrumors G5

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    Airport Extreme N works great but that's slightly out of your budget.

    Linksys and D-Link works pretty well overall.

    Don't get Netgear.

    Always read up on reviews.
     
  4. Holmes89 thread starter macrumors regular

    Holmes89

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    My question is I found a Belkin but I hear there are a bunch of problem connecting to Mac products? Is this Belkin the same way?

    Oh and isn't it kind of old? 2006?
     
  5. T-Mac macrumors member

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    I have a Netgear that I purchased to use with my Macbook 7 months ago. Plugged it in, setup the security online, haven't thought about it or looked at it since.

    Works flawlessly and fast all throughout my two story home.
     
  6. nimbuscloud macrumors regular

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    My Belkin SUCKS. I had it for one year and now it won't stay powered. I've ordered Apple's wireless router...should be here today or tomorrow.

    :apple:
     
  7. Goldenbear macrumors regular

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    I've had very good results with ZyXEL. They put out firmware updates semi-regularly, both for bug/performances fixes, as well as new features.
     

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