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Alright, so I just got a nice upgrade to my plan for Comcast. 50 for the download and supposedly 10 for the upload although I doubt that is going to happen.

Now, I am only getting like 20-30 for the download. Is there any way to maximize this on a wireless connection?

I was thinking of running a cat-6 cable to my computer. Would that solve my problem?

I was also thinking of upgrading my router(I have a NETGEAR WNR 2000v2) to something better and then also getting a better wireless adapter. Any suggestions?
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You should probably run a cable and check the wired speed to see if you are actually getting the expected speed.

You can maximize wireless connection by decreasing the distance between your computer and the router or you can boost the range by adding a better antenna.

*50 Mbits... Holy crap what are you going to do with all that bandwidth!!
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It drops to like 15 sometimes.

My computer is as close as I am going to get it to the router (like 1 room away).
Any suggestions for a better antenna?
lol, I like to stream videogames in viewable quality.
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Ummm.. streaming videos, wireless N router defiantly. Netgear 3500L or the 3700 version. If you flash it with dd-wrt firmware you'll have better control of your bandwith allocation and manually boost your tranmit power.

As far as wireless adapters i use and swear by the ASUS PCE-N13. However, i use 7/9dbi antennas with the 3' pigtails for mobility and better reception.
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If you are one room away you should just route a cable and save yourself the trouble and headaches that come with wireless. Wired is always better for gaming and streaming.
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Yes, ditch the wireless for sure.

You'll never get to enjoy those fast speeds via wireless.
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If you do plan on getting a router, get this one http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...62&Tpk=RT-N56U .
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Alright, thanks everyone, I think I will get a new router and route a cable to my computer.

Also, does the cat6 cable just plug in to the router and then go to my computer?
Edited by Nova. - 5/17/11 at 3:00pm
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Modem to router and router to pc.....yep!
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Pretty detailed explanation here:

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