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Internet, Networking, and Wireless Discussion of networking, internet, and wireless including Apple's Airport products.

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I'm a recent switcher to an iMac and am getting ready to purchase a wireless router for my home. I've been using an old linksys and the performance on the iMac and my ThinkPad is a bit poor. I'm also intrigued by the Time Capsule and will most likely buy one.

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Does anyone use something other than an Airport for their Mac setup? Was it by choice or just (like me currently) out of convenience?
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Pretty much any wireless router will work, it is sort of like dial tone for a phone. The Extreme is great, pricey but elegantly configured. The only thing you need to look at is the need for an "N" speed device. Your ThinkPad is probably "G" speed, if your iMac is also, then you can get a "G" speed router for less than 30 bucks.
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I have a D-Link DIR-655, which is an 802.11n router, and it works great. I currently have a total of eight computers hooked up to it, three Macbooks, a Dell laptop and an iMac via wireless, and three connected via Ethernet. I also have an Xbox360, a Wii, and two iPhones hooked up to the router. So it's a very capable router, not to mention cheaper than an Airport Extreme.


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Kash,

The reviews for the Dlink are quite positive whereas I'm seeing a lot of mixed information on Airports and TC in particular.

Assuming that money isn't an option (I'm still giddy about Apple right now so I don't mind spending the money on their stuff), would you consider TC or just stick with your Dlink? I have an external 600gb NAS from my previous Dell PC and could still use Time Machine to back up to that, right?

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I have netgear wireless N range max that i am rather pleased with, it is NOT the weak link in my internet, the dsl is( it sucks living in the country, i want fios, **** i want t3)
it supports my 2 computers and my neighbor sometimes
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Kash,

The reviews for the Dlink are quite positive whereas I'm seeing a lot of mixed information on Airports and TC in particular.

Assuming that money isn't an option (I'm still giddy about Apple right now so I don't mind spending the money on their stuff), would you consider TC or just stick with your Dlink? I have an external 600gb NAS from my previous Dell PC and could still use Time Machine to back up to that, right?

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There's only one main feature that the Airport Extreme has over the D-Link, and that's the ability to use its USB port for plugging in external hard drives and printers. The DIR-655 has a USB port, but it's essentially useless.

I personally don't know whether Time Machine will work with a NAS, perhaps somebody else can answer that question.


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Ran into this thread looking for information about the DIR-655, which I just bought to replace my WRT54G.

Interestingly enough, I just ran into this tutorial for setting up an aftermarket NAS for Time Machine. I haven't tried it yet, but intend to soon and will let you know how it goes (I have a D-Link DNS-323 NAS).

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