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Wireless router

whoachubby

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I am connected to the Internet through cable.

I use a wireless g router for the wifi signal for my iPad.

If I switch to a wireless n router will I get a faster wifi signal?
 

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Yes you will, however for what you will use your iPad for you will not see any gain. The bottleneck is not the router as even G is more than sufficient.
 

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Yes upgrading to a wireless N router will give you better performance.
With wireless N router you will also get much more wireless range. Meaning your iPad will work via wifi from a greater distance away from the router. Think of it as instead of only using it in your house, wireless N should be able to also extend the wireless signal so you should have no problem using it outside in your yard as well.
 

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But if you're going to get an "N" router, DO NOT do what I did and go cheap! I bought a D-Link DIR615 for $20! Heck of a deal, right? Well it does work OK as a wireless router, but the only way to get a stable connection is to disable the "N" part of the router and throttle it back to a "B/G" router. But still, $20 for a "G" router isn't so bad.

As far as the range, I really can't complain. We live on 3 acres and my router is in the "man cave" in the corner of the house indicated by the red arrow. I use my iPod Touch to listen to streaming audio when cutting the grass and I don't have any significant issues with dropouts anywhere on my property.

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Now that we all know where you live. If we all gang up and show up with beer you can't complain.
Since I am in a suburb of St. Louis, make sure the beer is an Anheuser Busch, excuse me, an Inbev product!
 

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I bought the Apple Airport Extreme dual band wireless N router and works great. I noticed that download speeds are much faster, but streaming music throughout my house and back deck works better. So, N is better for increased range and good if you plan on stream music and video. My $.02.
 

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