[GLLUG] Anyone with experience with Macs and AirPort Extreme?
eduardo at cesconetto.com
Tue Jul 8 11:25:25 EDT 2008
I am biased, no doubt. But I am also pissed with my WRT54GL, yes, it
is full of functions, but if they worked it would be nice. I am for
quality. If you like to spend your time trying to figure out why your
network FAIL all the time, get the WRT54G, I rather spend that time
You can get a Netgear RangeMax WNR834B for 50 bucks at TigerDirect,
and be done with it. See Rick, no Apple!!!!
On Jul 8, 2008, at 8:21 AM, Michael George wrote:
> Thanks for the recommendation of OpenWRT. Others have also made that
> suggestion. I am thinking now may be a good time to do it, since I'll
> have two of them and can leapfrog from one to the other.
> On Mon, July 7, 2008 11:34 pm, Richard Houser wrote:
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>> Eduardo Cesconetto wrote:
>> | Again, you are setting yourself for failure. The WRT54GL is buggy,
>> | even worse when used with DDWRT.
>> | Give up and get a descent router. My recomendation is an Airport
>> | Extreme, but if you'd like to save some cash, get a cheap Netgear N
>> | router...
>> Overall, the WRT54GL is a pretty good router, and contains some
>> impressive features. Even if Apple is 100% to spec (doubtful), the
>> that it works with everything else implies that only Apple is likely
>> doing something different (whether technically allowed or not, the
>> behavior would still be non-standard).
>> I'd recommend you use OpenWRT instead of DDWRT though. Basically,
>> OpenWRT is the original reference OSS firmware, and DDWRT is a clone.
>> DDWRT has been under a lot of heat in the past for not releasing
>> back to the community. Many people on this list, including myself
>> several from Ideal Solutions are running WRT54G(L) units with OpenWRT
>> and we haven't been having issues with our machines.
>> Feature-wise, any router Apple releases don't even come close to what
>> you can do with an OpenWRT (the same is true of any mass-market
>> targeted at the home user). Typical OpenWRT routers have a feature
>> consistent with the $15k+ commercial routers, but they just can't
>> the speed or volume of connections (neither of which typically
>> to even a high-end home user).
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