suggestions please for a 2 storey cement home with 2 ibook users?
Anything will do. If you need to extend the range with multiple routers than can work together to form one network, look for WDS, Wireless Distribution System.
If you want easy to use, or want to wireless play music from iTunes to your Stereo, Airport is the way.
so airport is cool yeah? i was thinking this route (pun intended)… is it cost effective?
What is easy to use and good looking worth?
Don’t you feel great not having to deal with the complexities Windows users face?
Prefer your iBook to a sub 20k nt notebook? I think so.
well i am obviously sold on mac… i just thought the airport express option was double the cost of say a d-link router? if they are around 3.3.5k then i am sold.
i havent bought mac stuff in TW though… any recommendations gary?
[quote=“AWOL”]well I am obviously sold on mac… I just thought the airport express option was double the cost of say a d-link router? if they are around 3.3.5k then I am sold.
i havent bought mac stuff in TW though… any recommendations gary?[/quote]
The price is more. But it is much much more than twice as easy to use.
I think my friend at Nova can get you a few hundred NT off.
thanks gary - i have seen them on tw yahoo for 3300… whats yr contacts details?
I’m not sure if I can get it for 3,300. I’d say 10% off at most. I’ll find out. Yahoo may be the best bet.
Talk to the Apple people and they’ll try to bullshit you into buying an air port router because it works better on your mac machine blah, blah. In reality, any weee-certified router would surfice. Don’t just settle for an expensive Apple-approved machine. Spend a lot less money to get the same performance.
can you make a recommendation then? i dont mind you dissing the mac option but offer an alternative
Airport will be much easier to setup. If you’re comfortable with networking, anything is ok.
Airport Express is the only one that offers AirTunes. If you play music through you’re stereo, you can wire Express to your stereo; it’s very convienient. Play music from any computer to your stereo.
This just in:
Apple’s Airport Base Stations scored highest in PC Magazine’s 18th Annual Reader Satisfaction Survey just ahead of Linksys and Cisco.
“Apple wireless routers receive this year’s highest overall rating score (8.9). This is especially noteworthy given that, in general, wired routers outscore wireless. Part of its high ratings may stem from ease of setup: Apple routers tend to be connected to simpler-to-do-everything Macintoshes. Apple and Linksys earn Readers’ Choices for wireless routers”
I’ve had pretty good experience with my Buffalo Router. It’s a Japanese company. They sell the routers in Taiwan. It has nice white industrial design, so far has been robust, and has never let me down. Easy to set up, good menu system with set of options. I set up a WEP pw no sweat.