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Hey everyone -- I'm gaming and want to stay wired. Less lag, better performance by far than when I once gamed over wifi. I bought an ipad 2, though, and it needs wifi. Any advice on what to get as far as routers go that will let me still have my ethernet connection to my PC but also have wifi for my ipad?
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Just about all wireless routers these days will host usually four ports for wired LAN and offer WiFi for numerous clients.

Routers vary widely in price and features. Some people prefer dual-band for certain situations and in other cases it's not needed. Any capable 'G' router will offer good distance/connection and most 'N' routers do it even more so.

Whole networks on 'N' wireless don't always jive as of yet but better network implementation is already being worked on. For most users they'll never notice this.

I suggest you stay away from D-Link and Linksys (unless you buy a higher end model from Linksys) and go with a good router in the 60-100$ range.

I highly recommend TRENDnet products - they're reliable, made in the USA, and based out of Torrance, CA.
    
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I don't think I've ever seen a wifi router without LAN. The iPad 2 has N@5GHz so you may want a dual band router.
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Thanks everyone! I bought the Netgear N600 Dual Band Router. I see it has 2.5 and 5G, so I'm using the 5G for my ipad 2. But the router itself only has an icon with 2.4G that lights up. This was Netgear's highest priced model. Does this mean the 5G is not a true 5G? The speeds are fast, as in lightning fast. I'm pretty impressed. Thanks for the recommendation.
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