Originally Posted by Jim McC
Thanks Gus. Based on our usage(wired HD streaming) and wireless to 1 or 2 laptops, what features/speed do I need? I don't want to overspend, but I don't want a piece of junk either.
The ATT RG box that I am using is rated 100 MB/s wired, and the wireless is G rated one. I use the wireless for my laptop, tables and smart phones. The G rated speed works fine with my set up. I also stream movies from my UnRaid server, but everything is connected to a gigabit switch. The RG box is connected to my 8 port gigabit switch to provide internet to my devices that need it.
That being said, I would recommend pretty much any gigabit router. All of them should support a/g/n wireless connection. You can give the on from www.monoprice.com
. I believe it cost about $30 dollars, and it works just as well as the ones that cost 3 times as much. I've seen the Netgear WNDR3700 as low as $80 dollars.
One router I was thinking of buying to replace my WNDR3700 was the Asus ASRTN56U. However, this one cost a little over $100 dollars.