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I have my set up downstairs in my apartment with a N-USB wifi receiver and my dad lives upstairs with his laptop. He was complaining of the HD streaming buffering on HBO go so I told him to ditch the G router and go halves with me on a N router. We went with the Netgear Rangemax Dual Band Wireless-N Gigabit Router and it seems like its improved. He was streaming HD movies while I was online gaming downstairs and it was really nice. My question is...i'm only getting 72mbs in my settings ..When I lived in my old house I was getting 130mbs with a N router and my same USB wifi receiver. should I be concerned? Thanks

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/controller/home?O=&sku=659872&is=REG&Q=&A=details

I'm also confused what the 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz wireless bands are for
Edited by Nickc84 - 2/11/13 at 5:46am
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Hey Nick,

It is entirely possible that you have more stuff between you and your router that's causing the drop in speed. 802.11n is far superior to 802.11g in just about any conceivable way. You made a good choice in upgrading, and it seems that your father at least is noticing the new hardware. smile.gif

If by 72mbs you mean 72 megabits per second, then I'd still say you're fine. There isn't a single thing, streaming, gaming or otherwise, that needs 72mbps to operate reliably unless you do a lot of massive over the air file transfers.

So, in answer to your question, no, it's nothing to worry about. Probably just a different construction of the house, and even if something else is up, 72 should be plenty for ya. thumb.gif
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Awesome..thanks for clearing that up for me (:

I noticed it has a USB sharing feature. seems pretty cool
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Yes, that feature is for plugging in an external hard drive so that everyone in the house can access it. Pretty nifty, actually. smile.gif
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thats crazyyyyyy
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thats crazyyyyyy

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Could also be the fact that you are farther from the Router which could be why.
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