I have been looking to consolidating all my routers into one package and I think I found the perfect candidate. It’s name is the apple airport extreme router.
The router can do dual channel and dual frequency and it has gigabit Ethernet ports so it should a lot faster syncing the iTunes library between the laptop and the pc.
I will be able to connect the printer(via USB) to it so I can do printing from the laptop without the need to have the pc turned on.
For $199 and free delivery its a no brainer :).
Hopefully it should arrive before the weekend.
My iTunes library resides on the laptop and when I want to back it up on the desktop PC, it usually takes a while due to being done over wireless 802.11G. I was thinking of either connecting the laptop directly to my router with a ethernet cable which would have been the cheapest solution or start looking at either replacing the router/modem with another device, either an wireless 802.11N access point or a modem/router with 802.11N.
The second solution would have been a lot easier on the long run as I wouldn’t have to connect any wires and I would have the laptop anywhere in the house and still be able to back up.
I had been looking for a while around the Internet for anything going cheap and I have subscribed to catchoftheday.com.au which offers good low price items that only are on the website for a day.
Well as luck would have it, I received a email about the wireless N router from belkin for only $39.95 http://www.belkin.com/au/IWCatProductPage.process?Product_Id=476948#.
I thought I couldn’t go wrong with that price, and if it didn’t work for me, I could sell the router for like $50 :P. Today I received the package and the installation was a breeze.