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There are so many different variations of routers which claim to offer different performance tiers. Why is this so? If I were to look for a new wireless router to support 2 wired desktops, 2-4 laptops, and a PS3, what should I get?
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It's just like why are there 8 different variations of Fords F150? They each claim to do something different.

Do you want wireless N? If so I uses these for clients

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-413-_-Product

That works well for video browsing over Hulu, Netflix etc. I've pushed 720p video over it works great. I've never tried 1080p over wireless but I'm sure it would play semi good. Not sure how many Ethernet ports you would need.
    
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It's just like why are there 8 different variations of Fords F150? They each claim to do something different.

Do you want wireless N? If so I uses these for clients

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-413-_-Product

That works well for video browsing over Hulu, Netflix etc. I've pushed 720p video over it works great. I've never tried 1080p over wireless but I'm sure it would play semi good. Not sure how many Ethernet ports you would need.
Thanks much. My D-Link at my mom's and my Linksys at my dads are probably going on 5-6 years old now.

P.S. I want an F-150...
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I still use a Linksys WRT300N last-generation router. This was one of the first major N routers, and it still works fine for me. Even though it's stuck at 185Mbps for some reason, I can still easily use a Xbox 360, 3 PC's, and a Laptop on it. Except when watching HD 1080p content, there's no hiccups.
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Thanks much. My D-Link at my mom's and my Linksys at my dads are probably going on 5-6 years old now.

P.S. I want an F-150...
I love my F150

I use that router for clients. It's really easy to setup and has never failed me in the past
    
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