1- computer (desktop) upstairs (PS3 media server and other wifi intensive applications)
1- TV connected via AT&T wireless receiver upstairs (Bluetooth connection, so I've heard)
1- wireless-G laptop
1- TV downstairs connected directly to STB
1- PS3 connected directly to RG
1- AT&T 3801HGV FLX Residential Gateway (RG) http://www.2wire.com/pages/pdfs/3801.pdf
1- D-Link DIR-825 dual band N wifi router
1- iPhone (the one before that crappy Siri thing)
1- Samsung Galaxy S3
My question: I found a while back a great description of the proper way to incorporate a wifi-N router into my home network that is currently running off of AT&T RG, but cannot find it again. The RG is fine, except that I don't want to be limited to wifi-G when I'm streaming 1080p video with high bitrate audio in DTS or DD formats. I've been experiencing a lot of lag.
The linear separation of the current RG and my computer's wifi-N USB "dongle" is about 9 feet; nearly vertically aligned in my apartment. The PS3 is wired to the RG, the STB is hardwired to the RG, everything else is running off wifi. If I can incorporate my DIR-825 then I should be able to maximize speed for video streaming from my media server to the PS3 through the router, as well as maximize my internet connection to the computer upstairs on wifi-N.
This is one site I've been reading. Does this all make sense? I feel like that previous site I found once was much simpler. I remember reading that there is an issue if the RG and router have the same IP to log-in (RG = http://192.168.1.254/
and DIR-825 = 192.168.0.1). I don't remember the name for that address, but they're different and should be an issue, right?
I'm above average competency for hooking up this stuff, but not a master tech. I used this router for about 2 years before I moved, got AT&T and didn't bother hooking it back up.
Thanks to everyone for the help! I want my videos streaming more like the olden days when I was hardwired all the way!