wireless router

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by jimbobyorks, Dec 2, 2007.

  1. jimbobyorks macrumors newbie

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    bit of help needed here

    have a broadband connection in the uk that uses a usb modem and wanting to go wireless. The website of my ISP shows one netgear product with the white box plus usb adapter. Have got a 1.9mhz G5 iMac and has airport built in so what would I need and what can anyone recommend. Am crap at network stuff to be honest.

    Thanks in advance

    jimbobyorks
     
  2. ahmed.hassan macrumors member

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    The 'one netgear product with the white box plus usb adapter' is all you seem to need, provided that the 'white box' is a router. If you can post a link to the page on your ISP's website, we can confirm whether or not that is the case. The USB adaptor will not be needed because you already have a built-in wireless adaptor in your Mac (namely the AirPort Card), and so you can either sell it or use it with a PC.
     
  3. jimbobyorks thread starter macrumors newbie

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  4. live4ever macrumors 6502a

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    I have one of those Netgear ADSL modem/Routers that I'm not using anymore (got the new Airport Extreme) it's a DG834G I believe. If shipping isn't too much (from Canada) I'd be willing to let it go for cheap (they go for £25.00 on eBay). Also you don't need the USB part because the iMac has a card in it already. PM me if you want to it discuss further.
     
  5. KingYaba macrumors 68040

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    Stay far away from Lynksys routers. Unless you like frequent drops in your connection.
     
  6. Aperture macrumors 68000

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    I've been very happy with my Netgear WPN824. Easy to use interface and very rarely drops the connection. I've had a few Linksys Routers die - as others have said stay away from them.
     

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