Who's upgrading their router for iPad 4?

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  1. Kaykaykay

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    Anyone know which router is best of the latest models, to take advantage of iPad 4's capabilities?

    For me, there are plenty of competing wifi signals nearby, so I'm willing to spend to go nuclear if needed. I just want to make sure I'm getting the best one.
     
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    I just upgraded over the weekend to a DLink 857.

    First impressions are good. Remote and home sharing are much more reliable than they were with my old router, my wife's Playbook stays connected without issues, where it used to lose the network frequently.

    Unfortunately, one of the biggest pluses turns into a minus. It has dual band capability, but it appears that you need newer equipment to use the dedicated media network. My LG BluRay player only finds one network; the wrong one.

    The iPad finds both. My son has an MBP, but hasn't tried it out yet. One of the problems with the old router was his use of Netflix, or more correctly, his inability to use it due to poor network speed, so I'm sure I'll hear soon whether it has improved. I'll keep you posted on this. The router cost $150, although the regular price is $179.
     
  3. Kaykaykay

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    Thanks, Kevin. That's helpful to know.
     
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    Airport Extreme / Express? Simultaneous dual-band, and the Express has airplay output.
     
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    IMHO no sense upgrading your router unless you pay for a service that provides the bandwidth needed.
    Most people don't have a service more than around 25 - 30mbps anyway.
    I'm supposed to have 20mbps service but I'm actually getting right around 30mbps both on my iPad 4 and my PC.

    Wish I was lucky enough to have fiber.......... :p
     
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    I do, which is why I'm upgrading.
     
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    Want to borrow me some bandwidth? :D
     
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    My husband picked up a Netgear R6300 today and had it set up by the time I came home. I've been on it with my iPad 2 for hours and performance seems good. The real test will be with iPad 4, which I won't get for weeks since mine is 4G.

    If I had bought the router, I would've researched more. He went to Best Buy and got the best one they had on hand. I hope It pays off, or it's back to the store.
    Amazon.com: NETGEAR Wireless Router - AC 1750 Dual Band Gigabit (R6300): Computers & Accessories

    Of course, he gets thumbs up for buying and setting up the day after I made my request for a better router. He's a keeper, even if the router turns out not to be, lol.
     
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