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So what do you guys think of this router link:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833315108

I have a good router now but it doesn't have gigabit ports.

I have started streaming 1080p movies across the house and getting alot of play problems. Have good connection to devices the only thing I can think holding me back it the lack of a gigabit port.

Is this correct? Would a gigabit port help the info flow?

+rep to help wink.gif

Not planing on buying this for a couple of weeks. Thought I would check with you guys first thumb.gif
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haven't heard of that brand before. What I can tell you is that I have no problems streaming 1080p video from my sig rig to my HTPC while my gf watches netflix and downloading something at the same time. smile.gif
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haven't heard of that brand before. What I can tell you is that I have no problems streaming 1080p video from my sig rig to my HTPC while my gf watches netflix and downloading something at the same time. smile.gif

do you have gigabit ports?
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haven't heard of that brand before. What I can tell you is that I have no problems streaming 1080p video from my sig rig to my HTPC while my gf watches netflix and downloading something at the same time. smile.gif

do you have gigabit ports?

yeah a gigabit router and a gigabit switch. if you aren't trying to stream over the internet as much and more just on your LAN you could just get a gigabit switch, usually run 25-30 bucks on newegg for an 8 port on sale
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yeah a gigabit router and a gigabit switch. if you aren't trying to stream over the internet as much and more just on your LAN you could just get a gigabit switch, usually run 25-30 bucks on newegg for an 8 port on sale

didn't think about that. Can I put the switch first followed by the wireless router? I have my bedroom PC (which is where the files are) streaming on a wired connection to a boxee box in the living room. Also streaming wirelessly to my son's PC in his room
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switch has to be after the router.
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Correct me if I'm wrong but if the router is performing dhcp and is 10/100 then even if the switch is gigabit it will slow down to 10/100. Now the other question is whether the router is the dhcp server or if the modem is the dhcp server? What router do you currently have and how is your modem set up?
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switch has to be after the router.
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Correct me if I'm wrong but if the router is performing dhcp and is 10/100 then even if the switch is gigabit it will slow down to 10/100. Now the other question is whether the router is the dhcp server or if the modem is the dhcp server? What router do you currently have and how is your modem set up?

The modem is the Motorola Surfboard that the cable company gives with service. Here is the router I have http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833156242
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I used 3 of their Wireless G cards in my desktops in my home and they worked without a problem till I upgraded to Wireless N, stable and reliable. Don't know about their routers though.
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I'm not a networking nut but I think that just getting a switch won't work well for you. That surfboard modem can do dhcp but its a pain or always was for me. My recommendation is to just go ahead and get a gigabit router. I can speak from personal experience with streaming blurays along with other traffic on my network would saturate the 10/100. I upgraded and haven't had any issues as of yet. I'm not familiar with Edimax. I do however recommend Linksys, Netgear, and Cisco.
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