Posted 23 July 2010 - 07:22 AM
Upgrading to a new N Router is a good idea these days, especially if you want to stream movies. There are a few different Wireless N options when looking at Routers. There is Wireless N 150, 300, and N+N 300. Also they have this new technology, called Dual Band, which lets the Wireless signal from the router use 2.4ghz or 5ghz. The N+N300 is the dual band version, if you come across that. Linksys just plainly states Dual band on it. For what your doing, Wireless N 300 Should be fine, upgrade to the N+N300(dual band) if you live in a crowded area, where your picking up a few other wireless routers from your neighbors, and or have a few cordless phones in your house. Those all clog up the 2.4ghz and thats when having a Router that switches between either band comes in handy. There are two types, selectable dual band and simultaneous dual band, the difference, is selectable requires u to choose which Band, 2.4 or 5ghz, that you want your router to run on., Simultaneous just uses both at the same time, picking whichever one is a better signal at the time. All the wireless N routers have very good range and the signal strength is very good. It will go through your ceiling. As far as brands go, D-Link isnt a bad brand, i have one, its worked for 3 years flawlessly. Whichever brand your most familiar with and have good faith in, will work, they all operate mostly on the same level as far as longevitiy and ability.