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Hey everyone!

Just bought a Linksys WAG320N and have had nothing but frequent disconnects and poor performance from it so I am looking for a new modem/router and adapter.

I think I want to go dual band considering I do occasionally stream HD content between devices and will have roughly 4-5 devices connected at most times. My current adapter is the TP-Link 951N PCI adapter that does not support dual band so I will be looking at another one to replace it.

These are the two I have been looking at:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16825124007
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833106135

I will be purchasing from:
http://www.computerlounge.co.nz

The router is 300Mbps+450Mbps and the adapter is stating only 300Mbps. Would I need a better adapter to take advantage of the higher speed or should I just get a 300+300Mbps router instead.
Or does the 450Mbps just mean there will be more bandwidth for other devices using the 5GHz band?

Thanks.
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an HD Video (1920x1080) generally has a max transfer rate of about 2-3MB/sec

Blu-Ray has 4-5MB/s transfer. 300MB/sec is plenty. I would go with a higer rate only if you're transferring large files between computers/wireless.

That combo should be fine. I personally like Cisco/Linksys Products, but I'm not knocking Netgear. I've had their routers, too. But Cisco is more stable IMHO.
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the 450Mbps just mean there will be more bandwidth for other devices using the 5GHz band.
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Cheers guys. Yeah I thought linksys would be the most reliable being a cisco brand but so far I have had only problems with mine and this is the second unit i have had. I replaced the older one due to constant lag in games and frequent disconnects. The new one removed the lag but my connection still gets dropped at least once every hour.

Which linksys are you using?
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I have a slew of Cisco/Linksys Products.


My WRT54G has always been a personal favorite. Super reliable even though it's older tech.

I use a RVS4000 for most of my server stuff. I now have a WRT400N. Never been happier with my purchase. Only downside is that I wish the antenna's weren't integrated. I have 4 15" Antenna's that I use on my WRT54G that get awesome reception. Like 50yd reception.
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