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Old Dec 29th, 2008, 12:58 AM   #11
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If your linksys was dropping its signal, then you may have the wrong firmware on it (i'm not sure though...computer guru's?). I have used one (linksys 54G) for 6 years without a problem, however I have now switched to an Airport Express.

BTW with a new apple product they will also walk you thorough the entire setup free of charge, naturally...but with its simplicity you don't even really need it.

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If your linksys was dropping its signal, then you may have the wrong firmware on it (i'm not sure though...computer guru's?). I have used one (linksys 54G) for 6 years without a problem, however I have now switched to an Airport Express.

BTW with a new apple product they will also walk you thorough the entire setup free of charge, naturally...but with its simplicity you don't even really need it.

JMHO.
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Disclaimer: Considering a switch to a 500 GB timecapsule so that i can back up my info through time machine and continue to use the AE for airtunes and wireless printing.
I'd go with an Airport Extreme, and a separate hard drive. That way if you want to increase the storage size in the future, you simply swap hard drives. You'd be able to use the old drive for other storage. The Airport Extreme can also support multiple hard drives attached to it with a USB hub.

That is my current setup with a 500 GB drive. I've got a 1 TB that will soon be replacing it.
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Old Dec 29th, 2008, 02:38 AM   #13
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If your linksys was dropping its signal, then you may have the wrong firmware on it (i'm not sure though...computer guru's?). I have used one (linksys 54G) for 6 years without a problem, however I have now switched to an Airport Express.

BTW with a new apple product they will also walk you thorough the entire setup free of charge, naturally...but with its simplicity you don't even really need it.

JMHO.
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Disclaimer: Considering a switch to a 500 GB timecapsule so that i can back up my info through time machine and continue to use the AE for airtunes and wireless printing.
I checked everything I possibly could; including firmware. I even thought it could be my modem starting to bite the dust, so I bought a new one. Problem remained unsolved and I switched to Dlink with no problem whatsoever. Who knows, it could have been a lemon.
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I have an external HD that uses firewire, can I connect that up to the Airport Express?
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Airport Express does not have firewire ports. Only USB and ethernet on the two I own.
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Airport Express does not have firewire ports. Only USB and ethernet on the two I own.

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I have a refurb Netgear that I got from Tiger Direct for under $40. Works well.
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I have an external HD that uses firewire, can I connect that up to the Airport Express?
Does it have USB ports as well?
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Does it have USB ports as well?
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Linksys sucks. Stay away from them unless you want to buy another in a couple weeks. DLink is rock solid reliable. I just bought my first Mac so I have to have any experience with the Apple routers but my DLink has never failed me so I am sticking with it.
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