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What is my ideal gaming router for distance and connection

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I wish to learn what to look for when buying a router. My current home internet is having issues getting a solid connection to my brothers xbox and I told him I would buy a new router since our current one is clearly the issue

- what do i look for
- price range is 80-200

thanks ahead of time
Edited by eosgreen - 8/18/13 at 11:24am
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Dont buy a new router. Get a range extender instead.

I use http://www.belkin.com/us/p/P-F9K1106. Works for Wiresless G and N and on 2.4 and 5GHz bands. There are versions that work with AC Wireless standard as well.
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its a 10 year old router tho

so basically doesnt matter just get that anyway? what about that makes it better then other "range extenders"
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Nothing about the Belkin makes it better than any other one....its just the one I'm using and I can personally say it worked really well for me. My router is on the bottom floor, and I have the Range extender in the lounge on the second floor and I can see it with plenty of signal strength on the third floor. Everywhere is now covered. Will work with older 2.4GHz Wireless G routers as well.

Given your current router is ten years old it wont hurt the upgrade it. The trick with wireless standards is that the receiving devices need to be able to work with them. In my case pretty much everything in the house is Wireless G except my phone so I needed a router that supported wireless G and N.

Wireless AC is available now and most also support 2.4GHZ wireless G/N but generally more expensive and most consumer devices cant use the higher speed AC standard.
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ok so how do i determine if my modem is compatible with G or N or whatever else. or is that what the wireless CARDS have to be and the modem isnt what matters
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What's the make and model of your wireless router.

What devices are currently connecting to it.
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