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Im looking to upgrade to Wireless N now that the spec has been finalized. Here is my setup now.

Cable Modem -> Linksys WRT54GP2 -> Netgear XAVB101 -> Linksys 5-port 10/100 switch

My parents PC is wireless as is the family laptop
My Rig is connected via the Netgear XAVB101 and the switch as is the my PS3
My WHS is connected directly to the Linksys WRT54GP2

So what assume I need is a router with 10/100/1000 and wireless N. What Im not sure about is if I need to get a dual band router that I see. This comes into play, from what I know, if I want to have two different networks. That would be a good idea if I have the PS3 downstairs streaming say Hulu via Playon installed on my WHS.

Now I do have some gear that I might be able to use. I have a DIR-655 Xtreme N Gigabit Router, a Linksys Vonage adapter(so the house phone works), and Cisco Pix 501 firewall and a Cisco switch with like 30 ports on it(not sure the model number right now).

So any help or sugestions would be a great help. There has got to be a better way to set it all up.
 

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You really don't need a Wireless N router to be honest.

If you don't experience any unstability, lag, excessive slowness, etc on your current Wireless router, you are fine.

If you really want to, I would suggest going with the new ASUS router that has been mentioned several times on these forums in this area.
 

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If the Playon runs off of WHS, then it could be a problem with the WHS (software or hardware) and not necessarily your wireless router specification.
 

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Give it another couple more weeks. Manufacturers *might* be pushing out some new products just in time for the Xmas rush.
 

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If the Playon runs off of WHS, then it could be a problem with the WHS (software or hardware) and not necessarily your wireless router specification.


I was thinking that samething after looking at what Playon acutally does. Im going to do some more testing this week to see if it is indeed the server not able to keep up to the demand. It was running its nightly backups after all and Playon. Might be time for a Phenom for it.
 
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