Newbie here.. and have questions about the wireless routers you all are using. I'm taking delivery of my 50G25 next Wed.
Looking at the recommendations from Panny, they list 2 netgear jobbies WNDR3300 (rated not so great & even worse by customers & the WNR2000 which is just a little better than the 3300) & 2 linksys jobbies, so there's no issues with connectivity (using their expensive dongle, which I'm cool with getting, if I have to). However, doing research on c-net & the like (small net builders.com) on the WRT 400, (I ruled out both netgear jobbies based on c-net & customer reviews) it has pretty slow pass-through speeds so I looked at the models they said had better speeds & I found the 320n (not duel band) & someone even wrote in that they had great stream speed for netflix movies streamed wirelessly to their TV. My biggest question to ask about first is: If I connect to TV with Cat-6 Ethernet cable from my wireless router will I get the speed my internet provider, provides, directly to TV (Better connection than wireless) Wired is always better right? TV will be about 25' away from router in closet. I still have the opportunity to run an Ethernet cable to TV if I want, but since I will still need wireless for my 2 laptops & what-not in the house anyway, I'm going to get the best speed, range, router I can (with-in reason $$$) that will be compatible with the TV should I decide to move this puppy to the bedroom at a later date.
(I know some of this may get OT from the "Owners thread" but I'm connecting to a G25 so I belong
So... What Wireless "802.11n wireless card" Routers are you all using with success for this TV, based on performance. (no drop out, rebooting, good/great speed) and... Can I run a wired connection right from one of the ports on the back of the WR to the TV & get the same speed my provider provides. Next: What is "Gigabit network interface card" (GigE) versus a "10/100 Network Interface Card"? Is this what I need to run a ethernet cable from router to to TV to get fastest speed?
I'm going with Opt On-Line in Dutchess Co. NY. and will go with their standard package (versus the "Boost" package) Forget what their speeds are, off the top of my head 15mbps down & 5 up...? (told ya all I am a newbie...