Wireless Router Suggestions???

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by jackfrost9p, Jul 9, 2009.

  1. jackfrost9p macrumors newbie

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    Hi, I am looking for a Mac friendly wireless router, except I dont want to spend $170 on the Airport Base Station. I have a new Mac Pro that would be wired to the router, and a new ipod touch that I would like to connect wirelessly. I appreciate your help.

    Jack
     
  2. Cynicalone macrumors 68040

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    Do you have the Airport Card in your Mac Pro? If so you could just turn internet sharing on.
     
  3. Hellhammer Moderator

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    I have two D-Link's DIR-635s and they work very well with my iMac.
     
  4. geoffreak macrumors 68020

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    A Linksys WRT54G will do you well. It is one of the best routers in existence, and very well priced. You don't need a wireless N router because the iPod touch is wireless G. It is only 100mb/s wired, but since you say you only have one computer on your network and I assume your internet connection speed is well under 100mb/s, a gigabit network is overkill.
     
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  6. jackfrost9p thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for your replies. I did not get the wireless card, but oh well. I think those router will do fine.

    Thanks again.
     
  7. Shake 'n' Bake macrumors 68020

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    I may be a bit late, but I've got the Belkin N+ router and it works great for me.

    I've got a Dell XPS 410 and PowerMac G4 hooked up via gigabit ethernet and a Mac mini, Dell Studio 540, iPod Touch, PS3, Wii, and soon a Dell Studio 1537 connected wirelessly.

    Setup wasn't too hard either.
     
  8. j5045096 Guest

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    I use an AirPort Express at my house shared by a MacBook Pro, iPhone 3GS and iPod Touch. It's been awesome--very easy to use; great signal and I have it set up to stream music from my computer to living room speakers via the audio out (1/8") port on the router. It's like the size of the power brick for a MacBook pro so very tiny -- I take it on trips sometimes to use at hotels that only offer ethernet.

    The Time Machines have built in wi-fi too right? If I was to do it all over again I'd probably go for one of those to use as a file storage server but for $99 the AirPort Express has been awesome.
     
  9. 1ne macrumors regular

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    Cisco AP1252 Wireless N dual radios Autonomous Mode

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    This AP is expensive but awesome. Sorry I had to bring this up.
     
  10. iMav macrumors 6502

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    McAfee UTM firewall.

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    the SG565 is an incredible wireless router.
     

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