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

which router should i get


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i own a mac and windows pc, and they are about 60 feet away from eachother. Eversince i've gotten cable we've been loosing connection and i dont feel like i'm getting full speed out of it. i have webstar modem and am currentally renting a netgear router. i plan to buy a router. which one would solve my problem?
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All routers should work well with your systems. I use a Linksys which works great with my PC and iMac.
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why - airport express or airport extreme of course:black:
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i thought airport was just for mac and not pc
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no way airport supports windows seemlessly

http://www.apple.com/uk/airportexpress/

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and you would say that's prob. my best bet
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i thought airport was just for mac and not pc
"AirPort" is simply Apple's name for 802.11x WiFi.

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Don't skimp on quality. I've had some frustrating experiences with cheap routers - go for something like netgear, linksys or apple airport.
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On a network with about 6+ computers, both Mac/PC, I use an Airport Extreme Base Station and an Airport Express at my entertainment center for Xbox360/PS2 network connectivity. I have never had any problems with them, since I set them up over a year ago I've never had to touch them.

One thing I did have to do was replace my cordless phones with 5.4GHz ones, everytime someone would use the phone I would get bumped offline or get a nasty speed decrease no matter what channel I was using. Once I got the 5.4 GHz, the problem went away.
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i dont have the AirPort Card on my computer,i dont plan to buy one. i have to hook it up directly
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Buy a Linksys/Dlink both work very well with a Mac
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