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So I'm pretty clueless when it comes to wireless routers, I've always just plugged in, so Im not sure what to look for when selecting a wireless router.

I'd be playing online games, streaming music, chatting, browsing the internet, downloading torrents on my laptop, and probably have netflix streaming on my xbox. So far I've been looking at these 2, please let me know your opinions on what I would actually need, will one of those be fine? If not what should I look for?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...41&Tpk=DIR-615

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...8&Tpk=WNDR3400
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Of the 2 you have linked, I would recommend the Netgear.

I have 2 of the WNDR3700's and they work flawlessly. The 4000 is also supposed to be good. I don't think you can go wrong with the 3400.

They are very easy to set up and use.

Just my 2c worth...hope it helps,

Rich
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Thanks, I was leaning towards that one anyway but it was more an aesthetic choice (lame i know lol)
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Hey, you're the one that has to be completely happy with your purchase, so use whatever criteria you want to make your choice.

My computer might not be the biggest, baddest around, but it sure looks good to me.

Let me know if you need any help setting it up.

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while cheaper Dlink router may be rubbish, the d-link DIR-655 is absolutely awesome. Very stable, never had to reset it in the first year ive had it, very fast. Don't count on it for the USB port though, Shareport software blows. I bought a 20$ usb print server from Monoprice and it works great w/out software.

If you want better usb and 3rd party firmware support, the ASUS RT-N16 ive heard good things about.
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Do you need gigabit on your router? The netgear is good, but just know that it doesn't have gigabit ports which only really matter if you transfer files between wired devices. Typical Internet Speeds won't utilize gigabit speed.

If you do want gigabit, I'd go for the netgear 3500l or if you want the same look of the 3400, the 3700 is the step up(I have this and it's been great, probably only reset it once it the 10 months I've had it)

The d-link DIR-655 mentioned above is also a good choice.
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