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 Post subject: New Wireless Router
PostPosted: Mon Jan 03, 2011 4:02 pm 
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Hi, I am looking to get a new wireless-N router. The problem is, not all computers in our home have N. I heard somewhere that if you buy a simultaneous dual band router, you can get around this, but they seem expensive ($150). Is there a cheaper alternative? I'm looking for a linksys router, as I hear they're the best. Thanks.


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 Post subject: Re: New Wireless Router
PostPosted: Mon Jan 03, 2011 10:49 pm 
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daniel-z wrote:
Hi, I am looking to get a new wireless-N router. The problem is, not all computers in our home have N. I heard somewhere that if you buy a simultaneous dual band router, you can get around this, but they seem expensive ($150). Is there a cheaper alternative? I'm looking for a linksys router, as I hear they're the best. Thanks.


I wouldn't limit yourself to just one brand. Linksys are good routers, but it's impossible to claim one specific brand as the best. Linksys might have the "Best" router in one catagory, but the worst in another. It's best to compair routers of diffrent brand in your specific price range.

This is one of the most recomended routers on the market right now NETGEAR WNDR3700

Read this for some good router recomendations.

http://www.maximumpc.com/slide/router_roundup


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 Post subject: Re: New Wireless Router
PostPosted: Tue Jan 04, 2011 2:55 pm 
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Okay, Thanks. I'll look into other brands of routers. But, is the only way to get 2 computers w/ wireless g and wireless n connected to get a simultaneous dual-band router?


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 Post subject: Re: New Wireless Router
PostPosted: Tue Jan 04, 2011 5:15 pm 
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daniel-z wrote:
Okay, Thanks. I'll look into other brands of routers. But, is the only way to get 2 computers w/ wireless g and wireless n connected to get a simultaneous dual-band router?


Dual-band is for wireless N in 2.4ghz (most common) and the 5ghz (least common) spectrum. You can connect to a router with both wireless N and G in mixed mode.


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