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toobe

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Icon 1 posted May 24, 2005 09:04      Profile for toobe   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Alright, so I'm about to break down and set up my own wireless internet... it's a bit more consistent than stealing everyone elses.

Anyone out there have suggestions on what hardware (ie. base station) is the best bet/best value? Any other comments, suggestions, helpful hints?

BTW, I'm running a Powerbook G4 (second to latest incarnation, 1.33 GHz), still on OS 10.3, may well be upgrading to Tiger in the near future, in case that helps.

Thanks in advance!

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angryjungman

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Icon 1 posted May 24, 2005 15:48      Profile for angryjungman   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
If you're planning on using a router, may I suggest the Linksys WRT54G? It's the best one that I've used and at least one other of my friends has one as well. From what I've heard, you'll want to stay away from anything by NetGear. I don't have any experience with them personally, but I've heard things. Hope that's helpful.

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Icon 1 posted May 24, 2005 15:49      Profile for -ct-   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
and, if you want, you can hack that router and put linux on it
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Alan!
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Icon 1 posted May 25, 2005 01:49      Profile for Alan!     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
also recommending linksys, as a subsidiary of Cisco.

However, I will have to disagree with any bad things said about netgear, particularly the beasty routers.

That, and netgear router/modems are one of the best replacements to the linksys anyway, given that linksys currently only do separate modem/routers.

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Mac D
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Icon 1 posted May 25, 2005 06:28      Profile for Mac D     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
I have had no problem with my Airport Express.

And I'll have to agree that the net gear equipment is junk. I had a router that my Airport is pluged into and also my PC. I got so fed up with resetting the thing weekly that I just put a Wi-fi 802.11g card in the PC and took the router out compleatly. Now every thing is working smooth as snot.

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