Why not get an 802.11N router? Backwards compatibility isn't an issue-- and your 12" Powerbook won't last forever. Think about your next machine and all the potential that lies with its WiFi card!<br><br>I'm very pleased with my new Airport base station (aside from the fact that I cannot yet use Time Machine to back up to an airdisk). The file transfer speeds are dramatically faster than they were with my old Airport-- and the range is far better too.<br><br>