I'm looking to get an 802.11g wireless router so I can use it with my Powerbook, but it also needs to provide good backward compatibility with 802.11b for my wife's notebook. I've been reading on Cnet that the Linksys routers have poor "mixed" mode performance. Anyone have any experience in running a mixed WiFi network? <br><br>BTW, I'm looking for this new router because the D-Link 802.11b router allows my Powerbook to connect fine with it, but I'm having a damned hard time getting my wife's notebook to connect to it. I've been able to get her notebook to connect on other networks (someone else's WiFi controlled by a Linksys router), but even after updating the firmware on the D-Link, no such luck.<br><br>
If you remember a few months ago we had a lot of threads about routers, and I (and some others here) ended up getting the Linksys 802.11g. I haven't had a single bit of trouble with mine. All the setup is browser based, and although they don't directly support macs, I can't see how that would be problem. If you shop around a bit you can find it for about $75, I think.<br><br><br><br><br><br>
The Linksys 802.11g doesn't play well with Airport Extreme, unless they fixed it but when I ran into the problem they didn't seem to care. They said it is a known problem and to solve it back the speed of the router down.<br><br>Are you using it with Airport Extreme or regular Airport, and can you access it through a browser?<br><br>
Its wired to a Powermac G5 and a Dell something-or-other. The WiFi connects to a TiPowerbook 667 (regular airport card) as 802.11b/g mixed signal.<br><br>Yes, no problem accessing through Safari or Camino. I've also updated the firmware once using a free utility I downloaded from versiontracker (I forget the name).<br><br>
I have a D-Link wireless router, and it works fine with my PM Airport, my son's iBook Airport Extreme, my wife's Wallstreet PB with 3rd party card, the household iBook with Airport, and my son's Dull with PCI card. I also have two non-WiFi computers wired to it.<br><br>
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I have the D-Link DI-614 hooked to my cable modem in my spare bedroom. I have a G4/933mhz with Airport Card, a Dell GX1/450mhz with D-Link Wireless Access Point and a Compaq Laptop with a wireless card (brand ?). It all works flawlessly. I set it up with my browser on the Mac (thru the wireless connection) and it isn't even physically attached to a computer at all. <br><br>Larry Spencer<br><br>
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