I bought the 4000. I thought mistakenly the nic in my new Dell was the intel 6300 which a 450mbs nic. It turns out the Dell's nic is a 6250 AGN. It has the kitchen sink full of features including WIDI, and WiMax but is a 300mbs nic.
I was coming from a D-Link DIR 825.
The Pro on the 4000 is that the range is greater. the downside is that unlike the D-Link it will not stream HD Cable TV content without constant breakup. The D-Link would pretty much stream HD Cable without any breakup but would drop the link when it was at the end of its rangel. I can go all the way to the end of my yard and the 4000 works fine for the internet.. the connection with the D-Link would drop just outside the doorl.
But inside the house the D-Link streams HD Cable pretty much without any burps. I can stream OTA HD through either router perfectly.
Since I don't have the 450mbs nic in my notebook like I assumed, I wonder if I have the wrong product. Bob, you seem to be very high on the 3800 a product that can't be purcahsed versus the 4000 which can be. I would really like the range of the 4000 but not at the expense of good bandwith.
Any idea when Netgear will offer a triple stream nic adapter I can use in the notebook? The D-Link has external antennas which offers the positibility of improving the range. Why is there no provision for external antennas on these new routers? Are we sacrificing performance for appearance's sake?
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