I just moved to a Netgear WNDR3700. Not knowing what was good, bad, or indifferent, I set up the 2 radios thusly:
2.4Ghz (b/g/n) up to 130Mbps
5Ghz (a/n) up to 300 Mbps
If I remember correctly, I can't set them up to both get up to 300?
Anyway, I needed a new wireless adapter for a PC so I could upgrade it to Win7-64bit and spotted the Netgear WNCE2001 device that can be used in any ethernet port and supported N. No brainer here. If this product works as well as I hope I'll get a couple of satellite receivers/DVRs networked and then watch anything from any DVR in the house on any TV.
Well, after trying to get it to connect to the 5Ghz radio and failing I configured it for the 2.4Ghz and got great connection and throughput from 2 floors away. I wondered why I couldn't connect to the 5Ghz and checked their website. The device is 2.4Ghz only. Damn.
The reason I wanted it on the 5Ghz, of course, was my thinking that I would put all the multimedia devices on their own radio and put everyday PC and laptop traffic on the lower-limit 2.4Ghz radio.
After all of this rambling, my question is whether my idea to split traffic is a good one and how I should be splitting my higher throughput. I hope this makes sense.
Thanks for any and all (constructive) input!