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Need help picking out components for wireless media network. Stream blu rays between server (wired) and other remote pcs/ps3/laptop probably rarely more than one at a time (it's just me and the girlfriend). Just not really sure which routers and wireless cards to look for.

Ive heard talk about tomato and other firmwares I understand what they're intended to do, which sounds like fun. I saw the below router on sale today, thought it might be a good investment, dont know if it necessarily works with tomato but it is open source. Although thats not really a requirement. Since its NAS capable etc and cheap should i pick it up? and does anyone have an opinion on wireless cards (usb, pci, pcie etc?)


http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16833122334

(sorry I sound frantic Im at work and about 30% committed)
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Yes, i have that router and flashed with dd-wrt and it will certainly do what your wanting to do. Also i use this pci wireless adapter and they play very well together.

This router for the price is hard to beat. If you need any more info on this router just drop me a pm.
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You may also want to consider a 8 port gigabit switch to go along with that to add extra ports. It would add another $50 onto the bill, but you would be set for ports in your network.
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You may also want to consider a 8 port gigabit switch to go along with that to add extra ports. It would add another $50 onto the bill, but you would be set for ports in your network.
for that price. I would look for a used cisco switch instead.
    
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Lol thanks guys for the great advice. I think im gonna pick up the router and pcie card suggested. The switch maybe sometime, but I've really got no use for all those ports. Again its just me and my pc...(and girlfriend)
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I suggest this router for some of the best wireless connectivity you can get without breaking the bank.

And also this wireless card to take advantage of the dual-band wireless n router.

Also, that router has 4x1gb ports as well.

I also suggest hard wiring any media servers to the router and any other devices that you can possibly hardwire. But if thats not possible you will have ample amounts of bandwidth an connectivity with those 2 devices.
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