I have a 12" PowerBook with Apple's Airport Extreme 802.11g card.<br><br>I need a powerful router to work with the PowerBook.<br>My Mac Pro is downstairs attached to a cable modem. <br>My PowerBook is upstairs. <br>Any router recommendations? <br><br><br>
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Linksys WRT54G-L<br><br>Make sure you get the "L" version. Then you can replace the firmware with DD-WRT, and do all kinds of advanced things, like controlling radio transmit times and even boost the output power. It's a great little router.<br><br>Actually you can replace the firmware of the latest version, but the firmware isn't as advanced as the one you can put on the "L" model. Also the L model has removeable antennas so you can put high gain models on it, the regular WRT-54G has antennas you can't remove.<br><br><br><br>Hey I'm an F'n Jerk!®
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why not recommend an Airport base station? <br><br>i use an airport in the basement with my Mac Pro and we have 4 wireless machines upstairs that get the reception just fine. <br><br>Airport also plays nicely with Apple (e.g., back to my Mac), etc.*<br><br><br><br>*except for me . . . back to my mac fails miserably when i am away from home. <br><br>
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>
N<br><br>I'll see if I can dig up the tests that I ran myself regarding transfer speeds...<br><br>Edit: Here. Not the most scientific tests, but they're mine!<br><br> <P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1><EM>Edited by Jashue on 02/26/08 11:09 AM (server time).</EM></FONT></P>
I always recommend Apple's AEBS 'cause it just works!!! The included software relieves a lot of stress managing wireless networks and is in typical Apple fashion - easy to set up and use.<br><br>- alec -
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