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Old 02-17-2010, 05:46 PM   #11
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We bought a new router today. We had an old NETGEAR router; one of those standard wireless G ones. Today, we bought a new NETGEAR Wireless N-300 Router (WRN2000v2) even though none of us have wireless n at home. The installation went flawlessly. I am really impressed with this router so far.

This the average speed we got before the upgrade:
Download: ~6MB/s
Upload ~.1MB/s

This is what I just tested:


We bought this for $90. The next upgrade coming in is my new 24" Dell monitor. I'll post pictures of that.

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Now I am curious. Do any of you have any upgrade stories that significantly improved performance at a low price?
This doesn't make sense to me. A router doesn't effect your internet speed, the package you get from your ISP effects your internet speed.

A "G" Router can handle speeds up to 54Mbps which is a full 6MBps which is faster than most ISP's supply.
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Old 02-17-2010, 05:58 PM   #12
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This doesn't make sense to me. A router doesn't effect your internet speed, the package you get from your ISP effects your internet speed.

A "G" Router can handle speeds up to 54Mbps which is a full 6MBps which is faster than most ISP's supply.
Different routers contain different modem chipsets, which can affect your sync speed
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Different routers contain different modem chipsets, which can affect your sync speed
Modem Chipsets? I thought we were talking about routers here...a Router and Modem are two different things unless you are talking about one of those crappy modem / router combo things that some ISP's provide.

Even old crappy 10 year old G routers can pass through internet speeds at decent rates
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Nearly all routers in the UK have a modem/switch/WLAN combined!
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Actually, a TRENDnet N router almost doubled my download speeds over a belkin G.

And this is with G cards in all my laptops.
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My monitor is here. I'm going to upload pics soon.

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Only cost me $900.
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Dang...mine was $480 considering the time we got each monitor. Sorry for the picture quality.
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Dang...mine was $480 considering the time we got each monitor. Sorry for the picture quality.
Looks really nice.

LOL my picture is 10000x worse. I'll take one with my DSLR when I get my rig running.

I can't make a picture do this setup justice. Its three 28 inch monitors and a 15.6. They are effin huge.

I wish they made 32s though.
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Gratz on the download/upload.

Does anyone know if this router is decent?

Wireless-N Broadband Router WRT160N

I think it's where we have it in our house, if it's surrounded by a lot of walls can it effect it's performance?
I have it, it's alright, the speed is good and the range sucks.
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