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Which wireless router + adapter to get for WD TV Live Plus?

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Ok so I was planning in getting a media player and I went for a WD TV Live Plus, I want to be able to play movies from my computer on my tv and I think I can do that with this little box.

Now first I thought that it already had wireless built in, then I discovered that I need and usb adapter to make it work, now from another post here at ocn I have been told that an N band would be better for HD videos.

So I'm looking for a good router, that I could use for gaming (at the moment I use wired connection on my desktop, but I could use some wireless in the future on a new build), that I could use for the WD TV Live and for my wife notebook.

And also I would like an usb wireless adapter that would give me the better performance for the WD TV.

So what should I get?
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Any of these will do the job and are flashable to 3rd party software.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16833122326

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16833320038

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16833122334
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thanks for your reply, now what are the advantage of 3rd party software? Im between NETGEAR WNDR3700 or LINKSYS E3000 or maybe even a LINKSYS E4200...

how is the e4200? is it worth it the price for it?

Thanks...
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Third party firmware like dd-wrt gives more functionality. You get better monitoring and administrative tools, and a better qos engine compared to most stock firmware. With that said, the best router for the money is the RT-N16. It has beastly specs, almost double the dram and flash ram of the netgear and linksys routers. Only thing is missing dual-band radio. However, its been reported ASUS's stock firmware is trash and buggy, but most people flash it to dd-wrt firmware anyway so that solves that problem.

If you need 450mbps wireless, that's what the e4200 is for. Otherwise I'd take the WNDR3700 over the e3000, better specs for the same money.
Edited by darksideleader - 2/27/11 at 11:56am
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You know, I never bothered to even with a wireless adapter on my WDTV Live. I just leave a 2TB external HD connected to it..
Edited by scottsee - 2/27/11 at 6:41pm
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