Wireless Router

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by Croatian, Nov 29, 2006.

  1. Croatian macrumors 6502

    Oct 14, 2006
    Ontario, Canada
    What is the best wireless router for mac systems, i need something that has good speed (since there will be 5 laptops using the internet connection and 1 desktop computer) and very good range. The price is not really an issue but i don' want something that’s going to cost me more then $400

    Thank you
  2. thewhitehart macrumors 6502a


    Jul 9, 2005
    The town without George Bailey
    $400? You'd be hard pressed to find one that comes even near that price for basic home users :)

    If you're not restrained by a budget, macs work best with an airport extreme or express. But then again, macs work well with all sorts of routers. Many routers have lan ports for wired connections as well as wireless ones. You'll only need a wireless g router; macs only have g cards, but I've heard that the new imacs may be wireless n capable.

    It depends on what you need - I don't have any wired connections, so I prefer the airport express because it has wireless printing capabilities. My old D-Link was great, and was configurable via a web browser with many options.
  3. sblasl macrumors 6502a


    Apr 25, 2004
    Heber Springs, AR
    I would hold off on purchasing the Airport Extreme until MWSF to see if they update to the Draft n standard, seeing as the latest computers released by Apple has the Draft n standard plus the iTV will most likely incorporate the standard as well.

    Just my 2 cents, the Airport Extreme is way overpriced considering options from Buffalo & Linksys plus the size/shape is so unconventional. Had one of the original Airport Base Stations, unique but...:(
  4. pastrychef macrumors 601


    Sep 15, 2006
    New York City, NY
    I have a D-Link DGL-4300 that I'm very happy with. One of the main selling points to me was the built-in gigabit ethernet switch. Tom's Networking has also had some nice things to say about it.

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