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    need help picking the right wireless router

    okay, so I want to get a wireless router, so i can use it on my ps3 or kindle, while my dad is in the living room using the wireless to get netflix on the tv and while my moms on the computer in the kitchen sometimes, a guy at best buy recommended a dual band router i am thinking about getting this one

    http://www.amazon.com/NETGEAR-N600-W...6431109&sr=8-7


    now will i be able to use that for all my needs? what elese would I need if i want to get my pc wireless?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 7thkevin View Post
    okay, so I want to get a wireless router, so i can use it on my ps3 or kindle, while my dad is in the living room using the wireless to get netflix on the tv and while my moms on the computer in the kitchen sometimes, a guy at best buy recommended a dual band router i am thinking about getting this one

    http://www.amazon.com/NETGEAR-N600-W...6431109&sr=8-7


    now will i be able to use that for all my needs? what elese would I need if i want to get my pc wireless?
    what's the budget? Do you have a brand prefer?

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    Quote Originally Posted by elins007 View Post
    You need a 3g wireless wifi router. <spam link removed>
    Uh.... no. Here is the one that I am currently using and I LOVE it!

    http://www.amazon.com/NETGEAR-Wi-Fi-...tgear+wndr4000

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    I personally like the DIR-868L, handles a lot of streaming and a great router for gaming too.

    You could upgrade some of your LAN wired devices to use the AC wireless too using AC DAPs...or you could use the DIR-868L in bridge mode as well. My buddy bought 2 of these routers, uses one as the main host router and the 2nd as his media and gaming bridge. He loves it.
    http://www.dlink.com/us/en/home-solu...gigabit-router

    I have this model and a 865L for bridge mode operations.




    Quote Originally Posted by RaisinCain View Post
    Uh.... no. Here is the one that I am currently using and I LOVE it!

    http://www.amazon.com/NETGEAR-Wi-Fi-...tgear+wndr4000

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    Quote Originally Posted by furrynutz View Post
    I personally like the DIR-868L, handles a lot of streaming and a great router for gaming too.

    You could upgrade some of your LAN wired devices to use the AC wireless too using AC DAPs...or you could use the DIR-868L in bridge mode as well. My buddy bought 2 of these routers, uses one as the main host router and the 2nd as his media and gaming bridge. He loves it.
    http://www.dlink.com/us/en/home-solu...gigabit-router

    I have this model and a 865L for bridge mode operations.
    I tend to stay far away from any dlink crap.

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    I don't feel that D-Link is crap. Has been working well for me for years. Good Luck with your endeavors.

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    Asus RT-N66U (or RT-N66W, same thing in different color). Apple Airport Extreme is also good, but if you don't have an Apple-rich environment you may not see much improvement.

    Solid router. One of the only times I thought stock firmware was NOT the suck compared to DD-WRT or Tomato. Attached USB devices (storage, printers) don't need some bullsh** service/app running on network clients to access. USB attached storage can be mapped like any sane person would expect. A real firewall (as compared to just relying on NAT and SPI).

    You didn't mention budget (yes, they are pricey but less than their 802.11ac counterparts), but that factor aside I have no problem endorsing this. I have 2 running on the shop floor as APs and one in my home (from which my opinion started).
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    Quote Originally Posted by 7thkevin View Post
    okay, so I want to get a wireless router, so i can use it on my ps3 or kindle, while my dad is in the living room using the wireless to get netflix on the tv and while my moms on the computer in the kitchen sometimes, a guy at best buy recommended a dual band router i am thinking about getting this one

    http://www.amazon.com/NETGEAR-N600-W...6431109&sr=8-7




    now will i be able to use that for all my needs? what elese would I need if i want to get my pc wireless?

    This is the one I use and it rocks. My wife uses her computer, kids are watching Netflix, I'm playing BF4 with no problems.

    http://www.buffalotech.com/products/...ireless-router

    Below are a few options. The USB work ok but are not as reliable as the Pci card version.

    http://www.newegg.com/Wireless-Adapt...Category/ID-31

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