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Mmm, so the devices around the neighborhood can also affect the signal and stuff? That bites...bunch of idiot neighbors have wireless set up in their houses as well...wish they didn't like before.
It isn't the other devices in your house (which are mostly clients) that will cause you the most problems, but other devices in your neighborhood that are access points.
Actually the other devices will cause a significant slow-down in 802.11n traffic. As long as there is a b or g device on the same channel, whether a client or another AP, the n AP must switch to a compatibility mode which disables a lot of the n speed gains. You will still get better signal quality and somewhat faster speeds than a g router, but nothing close to the advertised n speeds, and almost certainly not above about 130mbps.
600Mbps is not a reasonable expectation for the vast majority of n devices today. To get there you need a 4x4 MIMO n device on each end, a 40Mhz (double-wide) channel, and an extremely strong signal with very little interference. No known consumer devices, and very few commercial ones, support 4x4 MIMO. Most n devices available today are 2X2 at best (meaning two transmit radio chains and two receive radio chains) which can achieve 300Mbps max. If either end is a single radio the best possible speed is 150Mbps. Most of the time you also can't get a clear 40Mhz channel, which means it drops back to 20Mhz, the same as b and g, and max single radio throughput drops to 65Mbps, or 130Mbps for dual radio.
Your router has a max throughput of 130Mbps according to it's spec sheet, and operates only on the 2.4Ghz band which makes it unlikely that it can find a clear 40Mhz spectrum chunk unless you are far enough out in the country that you can't see the neighbor's house.
If you select n only in your router setup it will disable the compatibility mode for some functions but not all (some are required by the standard) but any 802.11a,b, or g devices will be unable to connect, and you may mess with your neighbor's networks if they are on the same or neighboring channels.
Chances are that 50-60Mbps is as good as you are likely to get.
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