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Best Router For Playing Videos Like On You Tube.


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#1 D_Vincent

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Posted 09 February 2008 - 04:22 PM

I bought a linksys wireless_ G broadband router with speedbooster however I find that videos on you tube dont play properly and they seem to stop and pause for a few seconds and start back up.

The router I have is a Linksys WRT54GS which I bought last week so I can still return it to future shop if I can find a better 802.11g G router thats also works with 802.11b so that I can use the wireless connection with my IBM thinkpad which is a b class.

The router I bought was priced at $119.99 however it was on sale for $79.99 so i bought it thinking it would work well however when it comes to video it isnt very good.

Are there better routers than the one I have for playing you tube videos...seems like everyone in the family likes watching you tube videos so I need to find a better router or just forget about wireless all together.

Thanks for any help.

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Posted 09 February 2008 - 07:50 PM

It's been my experience (at home) that wireless seems slower than wired on my connection.

That being said, if you've got a "Speedboost" modem, then you'll need a "Speedboost" card in your computer to take advantage of that. If your computer is only broadcasting at "g" speeds it likely can't take advantage of the Speedboost stuff.
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Posted 09 February 2008 - 10:01 PM

I think I might just forget about wireless networking...I may end up getting a wired router instead to hook up more puters in the house...wireless is a bit overrated I think.

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Posted 10 February 2008 - 09:25 AM

Wireless is great - within it's limitations. But wired is more secure and easier (IMO) to hook up. The downside is running all those wires around the house.

I did it at my house and everything on the top floor is wired (because I could drop wires through the attic). I can't easily wire anything on the bottom floor because it's too difficult to poke holes in the walls to run cables between the floors.
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