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Solved: What is the best router?

Discussion in 'Networking' started by techy689, Jan 29, 2007.

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  1. techy689

    techy689 Thread Starter

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    I am looking to buy a new router. Any recommendations? I have always preferred Linksys, but it doesn't really matter.

    I am looking for an A/B/G router because A would be the fastest way for me to stream media to my XBOX 360.

    If you have any personal choices, ideas, or recommendations, they would be much appreciated.
     
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    Are you sure you can get an 802.11a adapter for your XBOX? And will the router be within 50 feet of the XBOX? That's the largest range for the 802.11a protocol.

    I'm not sure you'd find many 802.11a/b/g routers since the "a" protocol didn't really take off. The only "a" product on Linksys's web site is an A+G access point.
     
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    I've had good luck with netgear. I got a refurbished rangemax and up one floor, acroos one room and through a wall 1 foot thick, I get Very good/Excellent signal and ALWAYS 54mbps.
     
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    Well, yes my 360 does support a/b/g and it recommends a wireless router with a capability. Otherwise I was going to get the new Linksys Wireless N Gigabit Router....
     
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    Check that the N is backwards compatable to b/g. G will be fine for pretty much anything.
     
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    The Xbox 360 wireless piece doesnt support n technology... so any good a/b/g routers?
     
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    As I said, I have the Belkin router that I linked you to, and it is backwards compatible. I've been using it with 360 with no problems.
     
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    I understand that... but, it doesn't have wireless A capability. Wireless A is better than g or b. So i want a Wireless A router.....
     
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    JEEZ... 50 feet... thats crazy. nothing farther.? nothing that can expand the capability

    cuz my 360 is all the way in the basement
     
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    802.11a is a unique protocol. One of the reasons it didn't catch on is because it had a limited range. No, there's nothing you can do to increase the range and keep the speed. 802.11n is going to be the new protocol that will combine speed and range, however, it hasn't yet been finalized so any equipment purchased may or may not work with the finalized protocol.
     
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    b and g have much further range than a. Stop worrying about the a type. It's so that people with ancient routers can get online. Get yourself an N router, and just use it as G for your xbox.
     
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    alright, thanks.
     
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