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« on: November 15, 2009, 10:15:10 PM »

Right now, I have a B speed router.  It works well.  I get good download speeds and knowing what internet package I have, I have a hard time believing that a N/N+ router would really increase download/browsing speeds.

For gaming on Xbox live, it's another matter.  I'm currently using the old wireless router (which I hear is G speed - or capable of).  Connection is okay, but could certainly be better.

My question is - would upgrading to a N/N+ router do anything for either of my situations? Or should I stick with what I have?
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« Reply #1 on: November 15, 2009, 11:07:15 PM »

When I upgraded my router from a B band router to an N band one, I didn't notice a whole lot of different in speed.  What did change noticeably is the stability of the connection:  I've had to reset this router maybe five times total since I've had it.  It wasn't uncommon to reset the old one five times a day.

That's just me, though. :P
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« Reply #2 on: November 16, 2009, 10:32:03 AM »

My experience is that, the N is faster, but it reaches less farther than the normal wi-fi, so i just use it when im downloading something big, and get close to the router
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« Reply #3 on: November 16, 2009, 04:55:23 PM »

Ah.  It sounds like I probably won't get exactly what I'm looking for then upgrading to a N router.

I have a pretty stable connection.  I wouldn't mind having to reset the router less often.  Ultimately I'm hoping to get more 4/5 and 5/5 connection bars from games, which it sounds like may not happen with a simple upgrade.  I wish I could directly connect to my modem.
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« Reply #4 on: November 16, 2009, 11:09:49 PM »

Right now, I have a B speed router.  It works well.  I get good download speeds and knowing what internet package I have, I have a hard time believing that a N/N+ router would really increase download/browsing speeds.

For gaming on Xbox live, it's another matter.  I'm currently using the old wireless router (which I hear is G speed - or capable of).  Connection is okay, but could certainly be better.

My question is - would upgrading to a N/N+ router do anything for either of my situations? Or should I stick with what I have?

Sometimes it isn't just B, G, or N. Brand and quality has a lot to do with it as well.

For example, I have a G speed $20 router from Netgear for over a year. I had to reset it ALL THE FREAKIN TIME.

Recently I bought a $50 G speed router from Linksys. Works like a charm. I can run desktop, laptop, and PS3 simultaneously connected and it won't freak out.
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« Reply #5 on: November 29, 2009, 10:17:12 AM »

Hello

Look on Ebay for a Belkin Pre-N, you'll find some new ones off and on. Make sure its Version 2000. I've been using this router for years, never have to reset it, stable, fast, etc...
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