baronrobert wrote:Very good information and G/N Mode will kill you . If you want a great router purchase a dual-band router that will allow you to utilize a clean channel. All routers are the same and come from the same factories in China. new hires
Good info. I wish someone would produce a good 802.11ac router with at least 8 gigaports. I've got 2 gigarouters in 2 locations for my system just to handle the wired connections. For some reason, all the WiFi signals around me are 1 or 6. I've locked mine on 10. After about 2 months of watching, 10 never gets used. So, my little setup is as follows:
4 Towers (wired. 1 is a media server and has both wireless N and wired connections using Logitechs a EOP adapter)
3 Laptops (n)
1 Tablet (n)
1 PS3 (n)
1 Xbox (n)
2 Android phones (n) (one used WiFi for vox calls when home)
1 Windows phone (n)
1 Security camera-Logitech (EOP)
1 Belkin EOP adapter with DISH DVR connected to it
2 iPod touches (sometimes up to 4 when kids are visiting)
3 Roku's (n)
1 DLink wireless AP w/Blue ray player and Dish DVR connected) (dual band but locked to 2.4ghz due to router)
1 Wii (G)
1 Sprint Air rave
1 Palm Pilot (B and I ONLY turn on this mode when it's needed. My only bottle neck is trying to stream 2 or 3 devices and playing online games on the PS3. The 360 for some reason doesn't drag the network down as much.
I may have left something out but this all runs on my DLink DIR-655 and a INTELLINET 8 port gigarouter and dlink 4 port gigarouter.
I also have a pogoplug w/2 external harddrives and 1 Segate 2tb network drive, 1 HP office jet pro 8600 (wired). All the above is on a normal day. When all the kids are home visiting, you can add 2 more laptops, iPhone 5, and another ipod and a PS2 w/G adapter. Things can get a little slow when one wants to watch netflix and do some online gaming. Thinking about moving to the 802.11ac routers but waiting for the next wave so all the bugs are worked out and performance gains are noticable. Being able to prioritize without spending hours setting up ports and static IP's will be nice but I'm still moving along well with the above setup.