Best/fastest modem/router for Ipad and general computer use?
This is a discussion on Best/fastest modem/router for Ipad and general computer use? within the iPad General Discussions forums, part of the Apple iPad Discussions category; My parents recently changed ISP's and were sent a new ISP branded router - I set it up with that initially, then transferred the settings ...
My parents recently changed ISP's and were sent a new ISP branded router - I set it up with that initially, then transferred the settings to their 'old' wireless router.
The old router was almost 1mbps faster than the 'new' branded router, and the ping was faster. So while I accept that a 54mbps router should be the same as any other - in practice I don't think that's the case. I believe the quality of the router can have an impact on the overall quality of your connection.
PCUK - what wifi router are you currently using?
10-08-2010 03:46 PM
Only if you want to run the cable all over the house. And if so, then that would take the iPad out of the mix cause, well, no ethernet port. 802.11n is roughly 160 mbps, so unless someone is running gigabit, there is really nothing to match N even in the wired world. The whole point of Wireless is to dump the Wires.
Originally Posted by Wakawaka
Media center applications are not out of the range of an average home user.
Bought a cheap TP-Link router (wireless N ADSL2+) 6 months ago to replace my old netgear and it's been rock solid with much better range. Only powered it down once when away on holiday otherwise it's on 24/7. Cost c.£47.
And again it all depends on user setup and needs.
Originally Posted by deckyon
I personally don't stream in my home other than what I pull from the Internet. This may not be the case for my neighbor next to me.
Also to answer a question, I use a netgear G router. I've had 3 in the last decade and all work great. My wifi is about 1mbps under what my wired connection gets.
iPad mini 16GB wifi White & Silver
I iPhone 5 Verizon 16GB White & Silver
I iPhone 4 Verizon 16GB Black (Retired to iPod like activities)
I Late 2011 MacBook Air 13"
My router is a Netgear DGN 1000.
Changing the channel doesn't sound too difficult if that may make a difference.
If you have neighbours nearby with wireless networks changing channel can make a big difference.
What are the speedtest.net results for your wired connection verses your wifi on your iPad?
If your running windows can I recommend inSSIDer a free wireless scanning app:
inSSIDer Wi-Fi Scanner | MetaGeek
Great for analysing local net activity, interference, channels etc..
I have an iPhone scanner on my iPad but believe most of them have been removed by Apple as they use custom APIs.
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