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Hey everyone,

I'm in the market for a new router. I've been using this Actiontec modem/router combo that Verizon gave me and needless to say, I'm not too thrilled with it.
I know the very basics when it comes to networking, but not enough to decide what I need, so I'll make a little list of the features I'm looking for.

Ability to stream HD content wirelessly to my PS3, at least 720p. 1080p would be nice, but my TV is only 720p anyway. I'm guessing this means I need a gigabit router? The PS3 will be hard wired, but my PC will be connecting wirelessly.

It needs to have at least two ports for wired connectivity, but I assume this is standard anyway.

I'm a pretty heavy torrenter. Well, not so much anymore, but when I do I'll usually download an entire TV series at once, so I need something that can handle that.
My current router wouldn't be the same for weeks after a day's worth of torrenting.

I'd also like it to have a powerful signal since my house is pretty large. I'm assuming I'll need wireless N for that.
I'm willing to buy aftermarket antennas if it really helps.

Other than the four things I listed, I'm not too picky.
Internal or external antennas doesn't matter to me. Features like being able to plug an external hard drive and printer into the router would just be icing on the cake.

Looking forward to your suggestions!
Edited by VanillaCena - 5/11/11 at 11:35pm
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Linksys e3000 router worked great for my 6k sqft home. wireless n is a must though for hd streaming.
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Originally Posted by Cacophony View Post
Linksys e3000 router worked great for my 6k sqft home. wireless n is a must though for hd streaming.
That's actually the one I was looking at!
Some of the reviews on Newegg are what kept me from pulling the trigger though.
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I just recently went with a netgear 3500L for the almost same reasons as you and i have to tell ya it's a beast. Large downloads and streaming....no problem. I did however flash it with dd-wrt for the much nicer and more options.

Not limiting yourself but, price/ preformance is what sealed the deal for me.
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