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I have a 4 year old Dlink 4500. It was top of the line for its time, dual band N etc etc. Lately on the Xbox with the built in wireless it has been dropping the connection fairly often. I also have a laptop that will be on in another room. I'm not sure if they are conflicting or something but its getting very annoying when you are playing in a match and you get disconnected. Also streaming Netflixs seems to buffer or lose quality at times. I have a 20 megabit connection with Comcast so I know that's not the problem. Was wondering if a new wireless router might be in order. Something like one of those auto sensing dual band things that you can setup like another Dlink around $100. Do you really need to spend $200 on a router? I did when I got the 4500 and it just seems to me that the $100 one does just a good of a job as the $200 one...
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Have you tried any troubleshooting at all? For example changing the channel?
Do you have any other devices in the area that run on the 2.4ghz frequency that might be conflicting?

If you have an Android phone you can check out the wireless activity using an app like WiEye, or on your laptop there are a few Windows programs to use - the name escapes me know.

What is signal strength like?
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Try running QoS. You can also try resetting the Router since the CPU/RAM could be getting high utilized / low.
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