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about a month ago we moved from an apartment to a 3 level townhouse. in the apartment the only devices using the wifi were the iphones/tablets and rarely my wifes laptop, xbox and pc had a hardline to the router. since moving the way its currently set up is router/modem are on the middle level with the xbox and the pc is upstairs on wifi. (pc in sig rig w/ d-link dwa-552 extreme n as adapter) with the pc and xbox both hardlined streaming movies from pc to xbox was flawless. with the pc being wifi now ive seen plenty of slow loads and general inability to stream to the xbox on the pc. ive tried changing channels on my router to lessen possible interference and cant seem to get it right. also noticed that the wireless card is running at 130mbps and cant seem to get it into 300 n mode. wireless n is activated on the router linksys e 2500. isp is comcast on a 50/20 connection with an arris wbm760 modem, linksys e2500 router and d link dwa-552 adapter. what are some setup and configuring tips? im getting tired of slow browsing and streaming, can barely load thru a youtube video at times
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If you own the house, time to install cat 6 cables, worth every penny if you want the best experience.

If you want 300mbps try wireless N mode only, not mixed b/g/n mixed with a 40mhz Channel Width.

You'll have trouble streaming very high birate HD 1080p videos with wireless n150/300. I don't see why lower quality videos won't work with your setup right now. Either pull cables or upgrade to faster wireless n or ac.
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Switched it to full n this morning on the 5.4ghz radio and my pc lost the ap. I don't think my adapter is capable of full 300 channel bonding. Switched to n on the other radio and started to see some improvement. But ya I own the house so ill look into running cables for the better of my sanity lol
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Where would be a good place to buy the cat 6 cable? I would think I'm only gonna need around 150 feet since I just want to run a line from the main floor to the office. Maybe the master bedroom as well
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Where would be a good place to buy the cat 6 cable? I would think I'm only gonna need around 150 feet since I just want to run a line from the main floor to the office. Maybe the master bedroom as well

Monoprice has good prices on cable. Since you'll be doing the wiring for the house I assume you want the cable in bulk. Check out the prices here. Monoprice also sells the connectors and jacks needed for wiring the place here
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