Recommend a router (draft N)

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  1. The Dark Horse

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    Hi

    I want to buy a new router, one that is Draft N compatible and can be wireless or connected via ethernet. Can anyone recommend a decent one please? I don't want to spend a fortune.

    Also if I buy one with a built in firewall does that mean I do not need a firewall on my macbook?

    thanks.
     
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    I haven't come across many yet to answer one way or the other but generally I find that Netgear trouters are pretty good, so I's have a look at them.

    You still need a Personal Firewall on your Mac.
     
  3. mickevh

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    Are you aware that you will only get "N" wifi performance if you have "N" wifi devices in you end stations as well as the router.
     
  4. The Dark Horse

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    sorry what do you mean by end stations? My macbook is Draft N compatible, is that what you mean?
     
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    D-Link DIR-655 has performed very well for me with 802.11n on the Asus 901.
     
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    Yes - "end stations" is anything not an access point (PC's, Mac, PS3's, XBox etc. etc.) So if your Mac has a "N" network adapter built in, you should be OK.
     
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    Does a PS3 have a 'N' network adaptor???
     
  8. The Dark Horse

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    No. Only B and G compatible
     
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    Thanks!!
     

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