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#1 of 7 OFFLINE   crankbait09



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Posted January 13 2014 - 07:32 PM

Can anyone recommend a good wireless/wifi router for streaming movies via Netflix through my television?  Obviously the cheaper the better but I would like a good quality one.


I currently have a Linksys WRT54G and it always drops the internet connection.  So I'd like to replace it but want a better one.


any advice?

#2 of 7 OFFLINE   Richard V

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Posted January 13 2014 - 08:26 PM

I like the Apple AirPort Base

See you at the pah-ty, Richter.

#3 of 7 OFFLINE   schan1269


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Posted January 13 2014 - 08:35 PM

Netgear wndr4500. What I use. But if you want good, You need to spend over $100. Mine and a few others, do 5g and multiple speeds at the same time.

#4 of 7 OFFLINE   Keith Plucker

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Posted January 13 2014 - 09:26 PM

Will DD-WRT or Tomato install on that router? You might look into that. Personally, I have had good experience with Dlink and Apple Airport Base Stations but I haven't purchased a router in a couple of years.


SmallNetBuilder seems to be the "go to" place for router info. 



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#5 of 7 OFFLINE   Ejanss



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Posted January 13 2014 - 09:34 PM

I like the Apple AirPort Base


Another Mac user who swears by the AirPort--


It's cheap (a better use of $99 than a Roku), the size and shape of a phone-charge plug, connects every Bluetooth device in the house (including two computers, an iPad, a PS3, and a Panasonic Viera), and works like an Apple.  :D

Of course, if you're not a Mac user, um....can't help you.

#6 of 7 OFFLINE   crankbait09



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Posted January 14 2014 - 04:31 AM

ok, thank you.  i will check that website. 

I really dont want to spend that much.  why?  well its only for internet and movies to the tv.  dont use the online portion much other than that

#7 of 7 OFFLINE   Robert_J


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Posted January 14 2014 - 10:20 AM

I use the Asus RT-AC68U - http://www.newegg.co...N82E16833320174


You can optimize the settings to give more bandwith for movie streaming (or games or whatever content you want).  It's pricey but the range is the best I have ever used.  I may replace the antennas with some high gain ones I have sitting around from my old router and see if I can get a little more signal strength.

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