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Upgrading Router from ASUS WL-520gU 80

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Hi all, I am finally getting a laptop with n capabilities, my router is the ASUS WL 520gU 80 and does not support the n specifications. Info: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16833320023

I use my internet connection as follows: one hardwired connection to my PC and one to my PS3, two laptops (one w/ G and one w/ N) and a droid (which doesnt have N to my knowledge)

My questions are:

1) Is it true that if I have wireless w/out N (an older laptop w/ g) the router will automatically downscale to N and I wont benefit from the increased bandwidth of N?

2) Would I benefit from upgrading to a nicer router such as:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16833124386

OR

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16833127215

I dont care about putting custom firmware on it, doesnt matter to me. I just want it to be fast and not a pain in the ass to setup. Thanks for any input
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Unless you do lots of wireless file transfers on LAN or have a fast WAN connection ( > 15 mbps), you really won't notice a difference aside from additional range with N.

Also, an N router can simultaneously support G and N clients while providing N capabilities.
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