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okay so first off i live in the uk, just that a lot of people on here are from the states or australia so some of their recommendations are not available to me

i have a BT HomeHub 2.0 as my main router, i live in a big house, a cable then connects the home hub to a netgear 4 port 10/100 switch i currently have my pc connected to the switch and this netgear AP.

i want a wireless N AP as i have the 'new' xbox which supports wireless N and i also have apple tv (second gen) which supports wireless N too.

Im looking for recommendations as to the best Wireless N AP i could get in the UK, they're generally around £60-80 so i want something good for the money.

Any suggestions welcome, thanks guys
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Mikeeeeyj,

If you want *pretty much* lag free gaming/internet TV I would firstly suggest upgrading the homehub to something faster with Gigabit (1000Mbs) capabilities. Because you said your ISP was BT I'll take it that you use an ADSL or DSL internet connection.

Then connect the upgraded router to an upgraded switch (again 1000Mbps)
Make sure that the ethernet cable used to connect the upgraded router and upgraded switch is gigabit capable too (CAT 5e or CAT6) RJ45 cable.

From here I would then buy a gigabit capable wireless N access point to connect to the switch again using a CAT5e or CAT6 cable.


Upgrading everything to gigabit will ensure you get the most out of a wireless N AP, and also wired connections to computers otherwise you will kind of be bottle necked by the switch and homehub.

As for recomendations, Router/Modem replacement for me would be this

My recomendation for a replacement switch would be this

My recomendation for the AP would be this
And finally for cabling I would use CAT6 cables with RJ45 connectors these are just standard gigabit ethernet cables, do a google search and choose them to suite your needed length.

I hope this helps you little bit and gives you an idea of what you would need to maximise your network potential with a relatively small budget.
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