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

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Last night I ordered a Macbook Pro, the one with the Airport Express 802.11n card and I want to know if the apple Airport Extreme router is the best suitable for my laptop for GAMING. That basicly also asks if the apple router that is $179.99 is the best one I can get for my Macbook Pro. Im wondering how many channels the router comes with since its not listed on the apple website, and if there is another router that will be better for the wireless 802.11n card in my Macbook Pro.
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the apple new apple airport router(with the wireless n support) would be best. It is the highest rated across the board among all wireless n routers

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you bought a Mac for gaming?
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I bought this one - router is at the opposite end of the house - have spent considerable time playing WoW - have had no issues with connectivity (at least none related to the router - my service provider is another story)

and it's nice looking device

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Originally Posted by jamesx View Post
you bought a Mac for gaming?
LOL. I have no idea how your going to convince me differently. For the specs I got on my Macbook Pro (2.4ghz core 2 duo, 256 gddr3 8600m GT, 2gb ddr 667mhz) it was 1000$ cheaper then the alienware i was originally going to order, it comes with a better OS, I found out the hard way that these laptops run 100 x better then windows laptops, and Im absolutely in love with the way it looks and feels. Oh and did I mention i can partition a drive and install windows on it? Oh and the new "high-tech" games that i WONT be bothering to install on the laptop can be ran by my mammoth-of-a-beast pc? I only play WoW occassionally and Ultima Online... and if a Macbook (non-pro) can play wow better then my cousins PC im convinced my Macbook Pro can handle just about anything I throw at it.
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I have one of these; Aztech ADSL 2/2+ Ready Ethernet USB Combo Bridge/Router (DSL 600EU) and plan on using it to send the adsl line to a Airport extreme, will this work with wireless 802.11n or should a get another one??

ANSI T1.413 issue 2, ITU-T G.992.1 (G.dmt) and G.992.2 (G.lite) compliant
ADSL2, ADSL2+, RE-ADSL compliant
Rate Adaptive modem at 32 Kbps steps
Dynamic Adaptive Equalisation to improve Carrier's service area
Bridge Tap Mitigation support
ATM Layer with Traffic shaping QoS Support (UBR, CBR, VBR-rt, VBR-nrt)
AAL ATM Attributes - AAL5
Multiple PVC up to 8 support (Bridge Support)
Spectral compatibility with POTS
F5 OAM Loopback/Send and Receive

Encapsulation Support

RFC2684 Bridge and Routed LLC and VC Mux support
RFC2364 PPPoA Client support
RFC2516 PPPoE Client support
RFC2225/RFC1577 Classical IP Support
Transparent Bridge Support

PAP/CHAP/MS-CHAP for Password Authentication Support

Network Support

Static IP, Dynamic RIP routing support
IP/TCP/UDP/ICMP/ARP/RARP Application Support
Network Address Translation (NAT)
Port Mapping/Forwarding
Easy setup of Port Forwarding rules for popular Games/Application
NAT Application Level Gateway for popular applications
DHCP Server/Relay/client
DNS Relay Agent
DMZ support
Single Session IP Sec and PPTP/L2TP VPN pass through support
PPP Always on with configurable timeout
PPP Dial on Demand

Management Support

Web Based HTTP management GUI
TFTP/FTP Support for Firmware Upgrade
Web Based Firmware Upgrade (Local)
Soft Factory Reset Button via Web GUI
Diagnostic Test (DSL, OAM, Network, Ping Test)
Telnet/CLI (Read Only)

Syslog Support
Firmware upgrade-able for future feature enhancement

Security Support

NAT for basic Firewall support
Packet Filtering Firewall Support
Stateful Packet Inspection Support
Protection against Denial of Service attacks
Password Authentication to Modem


Texas Instrument TNETD7300 Single Chip Network Processor/AFE/Line Driver Chipset
2 MB Flash ROM

Dying Gasp Support
ITU K.21 Support

Platform support

For Ethernet :
- OS Independent
For USB :
- Windows 98SE
- Windows ME
- Windows 2000
- Windows XP
- Windows 2003

Power Requirements

Input Voltage : 9V DC +/- 10%
Input Current : 1A

Physical Specifications

1 x Power LED
1 x DSL Link Status LED

1 x Ethernet Link/Activity Status LED
1 x USB Status LED

External Connectors

1 x RJ-11 Telephone socket for ADSL line
1 x RJ45 for 10/100Base-T Ethernet (MDI-X)
1 x USB 1.1 Type B
1 x DC Jack for Power Input
1 x Factory Default Reset Button


Dimension : 144 (L) x 109 (W) x 30 (H) mm
Weight : Approx. 250g
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