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    My current router is a Trendnew tew432brp which I bought in 2007. It's been an OK router. I used to only have one PC connected to it and it was OK. Now my GF is moving in to live with me and I got a whole bunch of wireless devices that need wireless access: My GF's laptop, my laptop, my pc, our cell phone, my gf's ipad and etc.

    Anyway now the network response is quite slow. From time to time the router will freeze and requires a hard reset. My ISP is Comcast via a Moto Surf 5101 modem.

    Do you guys think I should get a new router? If so what do you guys think is the best for my situation: online gaming, heavy load BT download and video streaming from my PC to her laptop.

    Thanks!:toast:
     
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    I strongly recommend you do. In order to recommend a new wireless router please post your price range.
     
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    Below 90 dollars.

    Thanks!:toast:
     
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    What about the LinkSYS E3000? I was looking around and that one seems to have pretty good review too.

    It's just I never heard of BUFFALO this brand.
     
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    Ill vouch for Munki's recomendation. Buffalo and DD-WRT are highly looked upon as top notch for that price range. Ill though DD-WRT will take you some time to learn and patients. Another cheap options is to find a old Linksys WRT54GL and put DD-WRT on it. BT is tough on routers. Real tough
     
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    @Jetster

    the Linksys WRT54GL is IIRC G router. For gaming the data transfer would lack. BT wouldn't be nearly as good as it could be with N. I wasn't trying to offend your intelligence with this, just don't wanna confuse the guy. :)
     
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    No offense taken, im an old guy and tend to stick to what I know. So educate me, I get data transfer rates would be better with N but why gaming. Or are you talking wireless? I game wired so I don't see any speed problem using my G network? So would a wireless N be as fast as a wired G?
     
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    Wireless N provides the fastest maximum speed and best signal range; more resistant to signal interference from outside sources.

    Yes I was referring to wireless gaming and wireless BT.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GUCUj2uqGtM
    Speed Test using N & G
     
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    I guess I need a new wireless router ;)
     
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    Thanks for the help guys! I picked up a Linksys E3000 router along with a ASUS pcie-n15 wifi adapter for my PC. It works perfect now!!

    I can get my gf's laptop work on the 5G band at 300mbps. My PC works on the 2.4G band at 300mbps. No more lagging and random disconnection.
     
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    Nice
     

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