MacVoices #16124 – Dave Hamilton Dives Deep Into The World of Routers

Dave Hamilton of The Mac Geek Gab  helps us understand the world of routers from every user level perspective. Whether you want something that “just works” or want to dig in deep, Dave explains why features such as Quality of Service and Airtime Fairness are so important in a world where we seem to have abundant bandwidth, but often experience network slowdowns and degradation. Why an Apple Airport may not be your best choice right now, recommendations for all kinds of users, and even custom router software are part of the conversation with a self-described router geek.

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Dave Hamilton  is co-host of  The Mac Geek Gab, President and co-Founder of  The Mac Observer  and co-Founder of  BackBeat Media.  You can also find him as a regular on The Mac Observer’s Daily Observations Podcast, and co-hosting both The Small Business Show and Gig Gab, and can follow him on  Twitter.  


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