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    Router, need help

    I have B model and few years old. I'm still getting good Internet connection but I would like to improve the video quality when streaming with apple tv and netflix. What N router can you recommend that will also support HD streaming? There are 3 computers, iPhone, iPad and an apple tv in the house, thanks

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    If it is strictly for home use, there is really no need to spend a lot of money for an 802.11n router. I have a D-Link DIR615 which is (was?) their entry level (read: cheapest) routers and it works great at my house.

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    May be a little off, but unless your router is having problems, may want to look at your modem first to ensure it is sending the signal at the designed speed, also you may want to see if you can get a faster download speed from your carrier. Movies to be smooth need speed of download. After that, a mid ranged router seems to work well. I use a linksys which I have never had any problems with, this is connected via a motorola modem -DOCSIS 3.0. Great smooth internet for movies and gaming.

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    I just a new Netgear n600 and am really happy with it. Streaming is much smoother than with my older G router. We've got 2 Macs, 2 iPads, 2 iPhones, Apple TV - all connected wirelessly- and a couple of win 7 laptops and this thing is rock solid. We also have it connected to a 1TB network drive and the USB port to connect an older HD.

    WNDR3700

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    Thanks guys. Now I can take the steps you've given to check my Internet strength. I will check with my provider (cox cable) my Internet speed. Since my router is an old model I will just upgrade it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TJK View Post
    I just a new Netgear n600 and am really happy with it. Streaming is much smoother than with my older G router. We've got 2 Macs, 2 iPads, 2 iPhones, Apple TV - all connected wirelessly- and a couple of win 7 laptops and this thing is rock solid. We also have it connected to a 1TB network drive and the USB port to connect an older HD.

    WNDR3700
    TJK....I just picked up a 32G I-PAD wi-fi Friday and need a router now....previously used wired for the PC's. I see the CISCO Valet-Plus written up a lot as well as the WNDR3700.

    Was the WNDR3700 easy to set up?? Thanks Ken

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    If you are looking at routers around the $100 dollar mark, take a look at Linksys E3000 or the E2000. I have some history with both.. They are easy to set up, if you want to do more advanced stuff, the interface menu's are easy and I have never had any issues with tech support.
    Both have a 300 Mbps so your wireless will stream very fast and run movies like a wired connection as long as your provider has you on a plan that can utilize the speed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SteamBMW View Post
    If you are looking at routers around the $100 dollar mark, take a look at Linksys E3000 or the E2000. I have some history with both.. They are easy to set up, if you want to do more advanced stuff, the interface menu's are easy and I have never had any issues with tech support.
    Both have a 300 Mbps so your wireless will stream very fast and run movies like a wired connection as long as your provider has you on a plan that can utilize the speed.
    I also have the E3000, it is easy to set up and works flawlessly with my iPad and other wireless devices.
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    whatever you do, stay away from the WRT120N. I cannot get an N connection on it with anything. I've ordered the D-Link Wireless Xtreme N router based on very high owner ratings.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kenworth View Post

    TJK....I just picked up a 32G I-PAD wi-fi Friday and need a router now....previously used wired for the PC's. I see the CISCO Valet-Plus written up a lot as well as the WNDR3700.

    Was the WNDR3700 easy to set up?? Thanks Ken
    Setup was painless and it has worked flawlessly since.


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