Airports and n

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  1. elevator

    elevator The tenants think it's wonderful! ヽ(´ OT Supporter

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    So, I am moving an office to a new location and wanting to set them all up with n speeds (they want to wirelessly network, share drives, printers, etc). I want to do this with the new airport extreme. I have to set up a WDS because they don't want wires run and the office is big. So my question is: Do I need a couple more new airport extremes to keep the n speeds? Can I use a non-apple n repeater, or does that not work with airport?

    Also, are n cards cheap for desktops nowadays?
     
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    I've delved into this somewhat and I would say that your best bet is to stick with the Airports. I've gotten a Buffalo and an Airport Express to work through WDS but the Buffalo was the main router/access point and the Extreme had to act as the repeater/bridge. As far as getting the N speeds to remain in tact, you shouldn't have any problem with different brands.

    Here's one link I have but there's another that I favor...I'll try adn find that for you so you can get an idea....I still say go stick with the airports.

    http://www.downloadsquad.com/2006/1...ween-a-wireless-router-and-an-airport-expres/
     
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    elevator The tenants think it's wonderful! ヽ(´ OT Supporter

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    yeah, i wish i could use expresses but they don't come in n...
     
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    CarRamRod The schnozzberries taste like schnozzberries.

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    Desktop N cards hover in the $100 area still I find, +/- $20
     
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    Oh I know that...but the setup will still be very similiar. That's all I was saying....
     
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    elevator The tenants think it's wonderful! ヽ(´ OT Supporter

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    found an ebay one for 50 shipped :wiggle:
     

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