Results 1 to 7 of 7

Thread: New router time

  1. #1


    Member Since
    Feb 23, 2008
    Location
    Shelby Township, Michigan
    Posts
    58
    Specs:
    MBP 2.4 DUO,8GB,G4SE 8600GT 256,leopard 10.5.8
    New router time
    I have a linksys 54g currently. Have been having to reset it a lot to maintain wifi. This also happened about 3 years ago. Anyways I'm looking into a new router but am not up to speed with all the g,n,AC options. I remember when we first switched to Mac in 06 I bought the best at the time. Some $250 router and I ended up using the $50 cheap linksys cause it worked way better, or should I say it actually worked.
    With that said is there a router that suits my 08' MBP , 12' iPad, and iPhones. The only foreseeable thing that I'm not doing now, is I would like to add a wireless backup/time machine for the house. I don't know if its easiest to do this thru the router or just buy a Time capsule.
    I've read several reviews where it mentions using the g speed band if you don't have the latest and greatest apple gear. We do plan on getting a new laptop or iMac in the next 1-2 yrs. thanks


    Stick with a new reliable $50 linksys
    Or get into airport or other higher end router.....
    MBP 5,1 ~ 2.4 Duo ~ 8gig RAM 1066mhz ~ Crucial 120gbSSD ~ Mavericks ~ Airport Extreme Time Capsule 2TB
    3rd Gen 16gig iPad ~ Late 2012, 2.5 i5, 4GB RAM, 500GB HD ~ El Capitain
    iPhone 4 & 5c Lots to learn on syncing and control

  2. #2

    osxx's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jan 19, 2008
    Location
    houston texas
    Posts
    4,695
    Specs:
    09 MBP 8GB ram 500GB HD OS 10.9 32B iPad 4 32GB iPhone 5 iOs7 2TB TC Apple TV3
    I bought the latest Time Capsule and not only does it have better range than my older Extreme the inclusion of a wireless drive for backing up was a plus not to mention faster than a USB drive attached to the Extreme.
    Plus when I get a new MBP I will be able to use 802.11 ac.
    The footprint is very small compared to the competition another plus.

  3. #3

    RadDave's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jan 20, 2012
    Location
    North Carolina
    Posts
    2,992
    Specs:
    MBP 13" (2013); 8 GB RAM; SSD 256 GB; OS 10.11.3
    Hi Plummer - well, your MBPro (late 2008 model according to HERE has 802.11 a/b/g/n, as do your iDevices, so an 'n' router would certainly be a nice upgrade.

    As already posted the newest Apple Extreme Router & Time Capsule (router + storage) will do the newest approved standard, i.e. 802.11 ac, but the wireless network will broadcast on the band of your 'slowest' active device. I bought an Airport Extreme last year, so I'm getting 802.11 n which is plenty fast since the real limiting factor will be the speed of your connection provided by your ISP. Dave

  4. #4


    Member Since
    Feb 23, 2008
    Location
    Shelby Township, Michigan
    Posts
    58
    Specs:
    MBP 2.4 DUO,8GB,G4SE 8600GT 256,leopard 10.5.8
    Thanks very much for the help. I've wanted an excuse to get one of those. Always wanted the wireless back up and to make more use of the OS. I'm really interested in the wireless access to my home from the job site
    MBP 5,1 ~ 2.4 Duo ~ 8gig RAM 1066mhz ~ Crucial 120gbSSD ~ Mavericks ~ Airport Extreme Time Capsule 2TB
    3rd Gen 16gig iPad ~ Late 2012, 2.5 i5, 4GB RAM, 500GB HD ~ El Capitain
    iPhone 4 & 5c Lots to learn on syncing and control

  5. #5


    Member Since
    Feb 23, 2008
    Location
    Shelby Township, Michigan
    Posts
    58
    Specs:
    MBP 2.4 DUO,8GB,G4SE 8600GT 256,leopard 10.5.8
    Question about the extremes, just one has a built in HD and the other doesn't. Anything else I might be missing or details someone could share.

    I'll be picking one up soon , extreme time capsule. Today if I swing by the apple store.
    MBP 5,1 ~ 2.4 Duo ~ 8gig RAM 1066mhz ~ Crucial 120gbSSD ~ Mavericks ~ Airport Extreme Time Capsule 2TB
    3rd Gen 16gig iPad ~ Late 2012, 2.5 i5, 4GB RAM, 500GB HD ~ El Capitain
    iPhone 4 & 5c Lots to learn on syncing and control

  6. #6

    RadDave's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jan 20, 2012
    Location
    North Carolina
    Posts
    2,992
    Specs:
    MBP 13" (2013); 8 GB RAM; SSD 256 GB; OS 10.11.3
    Quote Originally Posted by PLUMMER View Post
    Question about the extremes, just one has a built in HD and the other doesn't. Anything else I might be missing or details someone could share.

    I'll be picking one up soon , extreme time capsule. Today if I swing by the apple store.
    Hi again Plummer - check HERE for details - Apple offers 4 routers: 1) AirPort Express; 2) AirPort Extreme; 3) Time Capsule 2 TB; and 4) Time Capsule 3 TB - the latter two being basically an AirPort Extreme w/ storage; prices escalate by $100 going up that list, so you'll need to decide - good luck. Dave

  7. #7


    Member Since
    Feb 23, 2008
    Location
    Shelby Township, Michigan
    Posts
    58
    Specs:
    MBP 2.4 DUO,8GB,G4SE 8600GT 256,leopard 10.5.8
    Well thankfully work has been good, and is sprung for the extreme time capsule. Man what an improvement over the old linksys 54g. Snap, snap quick. Range is more than double. I can use it at my neighbors , about 80-100' away I think. I struggled with my own garage before.
    The time machine is a great piece of mind too. All automatic. Big thanks for the suggestions. I just have to figure out how to get my MBP to sync with my other devices. Keeps saying I have to allow the MBP to sync, but I have it on. Maybe it's the Snow leopard. Still reading
    MBP 5,1 ~ 2.4 Duo ~ 8gig RAM 1066mhz ~ Crucial 120gbSSD ~ Mavericks ~ Airport Extreme Time Capsule 2TB
    3rd Gen 16gig iPad ~ Late 2012, 2.5 i5, 4GB RAM, 500GB HD ~ El Capitain
    iPhone 4 & 5c Lots to learn on syncing and control

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Time Machine Router Access
    By chag in forum Internet, Networking, and Wireless
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 03-27-2013, 09:04 PM
  2. Time for a new Wireless Router?
    By pendlewitch in forum Internet, Networking, and Wireless
    Replies: 12
    Last Post: 11-17-2011, 04:08 PM
  3. Time for a new router, I think
    By cwa107 in forum Internet, Networking, and Wireless
    Replies: 40
    Last Post: 05-26-2011, 03:58 PM
  4. Time Capsule and Router
    By jasonh2015 in forum Other Hardware and Peripherals
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 07-26-2009, 06:41 AM
  5. Time Machine w/ a non-Apple router?
    By daghostdog in forum OS X - Operating System
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 03-25-2008, 05:06 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •