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Discussion in 'Buying Tips, Advice and Discussion (archive)' started by BPK1984, May 17, 2004.
What do you guys use? The ae basestation seems steep compared to non apple products.
I'm in a college dorm and use a dlink 614. I paid $30 on sale. It works like a charm. My roomate has an ae. I'll sacrifice the fact that he has a "print server" on his router and I don't for the fact that I can go down to our friends room (about 175 feet) and still use my wireless and he can't use his.
this is what i got:
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/t...52070-5924062?v=glance&s=electronics&n=507846 NETGEAR MR814
$26 after rebate. i've never had a single problem with it, and it set up in all of about 4 minutes, on a PC no less! great router.
I jsut got that one at bestbuy. with rebates, its came out to 30 bucks.
I have this router in the 802.11G version, and i got it for like $40 from amazon.com.. its EXELLENT and i love it. Go with netgear or linksys... The Airport BS is overpriced.
Yeah, my neighbor (I don't know which one) is running an unsecured Netgear that I could use. Still, the ease of configuration and print server work nicely for me. Besides, it's so cute and white.
And expensvie as all hell. It would be cheaper to buy another brand and get some spray paint.
What is the difference between b and g?
I have an airport extreme card in my iBook. Which kind of router do I need? One that ends in 'b' or one that ends in 'g'?
airpotr extreme is a "g" standard. A B basestation would work, but only at B speeds. For the internet, you probably wouldn't see a difference. For network file sharing, you'd see a big difference.
I've been using the D-Link 624 for a few weeks now... set-up was practically non-existant and it's been running great since then. I'm also glad to say that I haven't noticed any limited reception with my new 12"PB (as I had read numerous times on here). I haven't fully tested out the range, but I know I can go anywhere in my house/back deck and not worry.
True, but for the prices people are bandying about here you don't get a print server. The only print server I could find from DLink goes for $120. Other manufacturers have similar prices.
I have done quite a bit of checking online and heard many more horror stories with DLink/Linksys/etc. Maybe they're all idiots. Heck, I don't know.
What I *do* know is that for $60 more I got an easy to install and configure wireless print server.
If you choose either Netgear or Linksys, you are good to go. I tried both of them and they work out just fine....
Well... unless... you have this big lead/steel/iron wall surrounding your house... thats a different story.
Or a damn washer+dryer between you and the WAP. I guess it's the ducts in the walls or something because I get a full bar drop on my PB just 12 ft away. Even upstairs get 4 bars. I like my Linksys, a little expensive because I didn't have time to look around (it was like $90) but overall it is good.