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I'm a little behind on the technology. Is N the newest out or is there something better? Its time to upgrade my router and cards and I want to get something nicer. It doesn't have to be the best of the best, mainly reliable is what I'm looking for....any suggestions?

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I think Wireless N is the latest and greatest.

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I'm a little behind on the technology. Is N the newest out or is there something better? Its time to upgrade my router and cards and I want to get something nicer. It doesn't have to be the best of the best, mainly reliable is what I'm looking for....any suggestions?
Honestly, 802.11g is perfectly fine for most anyone.
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Honestly, 802.11g is perfectly fine for most anyone.
I'm going to be upgrading to N with dual band because of so much electromagnetic intereferance between the router and my other computers. Hoping the 5ghz and 2.4ghz work them selves out. I keep dropping signal between the furthest comp and the router.

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I'm going to be upgrading to N with dual band because of so much electromagnetic intereferance between the router and my other computers. Hoping the 5ghz and 2.4ghz work them selves out. I keep dropping signal between the furthest comp and the router.
wha? electromagnetic interference? I've had 30 computers in a 20x10 room wireless and had no issues.
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wha? electromagnetic interference? I've had 30 computers in a 20x10 room wireless and had no issues.
I have larger stereo speakers and recievers that I think are messing with the signals. They're in the living room and his room and several walls. about 50ft. away.

It honestly could just be the old router. It's an old wireless G linksys.

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I have larger stereo speakers and recievers that I think are messing with the signals. They're in the living room and his room and several walls. about 50ft. away.

It honestly could just be the old router. It's an old wireless G linksys.
after time old wireless routers get worse and worse. I just had to replace a netgear wireless router that had a cap singing, kept getting slow transfers.
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after time old wireless routers get worse and worse. I just had to replace a netgear wireless router that had a cap singing, kept getting slow transfers.
We've recently switched everything over from PC to Apple, i've been thinking about getting an Airport Extreme, the look kinda nice. The new linksys dual band N router looks nice too. Kinda pricey for either at $180 for a wireless home router. I do like that they have USB input in them though for printer or hard drive or USB stick sharing.

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I have larger stereo speakers and recievers that I think are messing with the signals. They're in the living room and his room and several walls. about 50ft. away.

It honestly could just be the old router. It's an old wireless G linksys.
What's going on that has you going down that path? Do you have multiple APs (to include routers)? Are they on different channels? (1-6-11?)

If you want N, get N. For the purpose of G I have 2 WAP54Gs - 1 in repeater mode and they do the trick. (yes, I know the technical cons behind repeater mode. ) I say that since I rarely witness network gear (even consumer) slowly degrade. It's usual rapid or instant. I don't work with network gear that much though.

Anyway, if you're having problems with those G devices - chances are it is a channel issue. Unless you're fairly certain that it is a another issue (and have channels set right, that are different) affecting the radios/radio signal.

Also, can the .11G devices be moved to a different area...maybe?

Just admit it, you want to by .11N. Cisco has some nice .11N gear.

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We've recently switched everything over from PC to Apple, i've been thinking about getting an Airport Extreme, the look kinda nice. The new linksys dual band N router looks nice too. Kinda pricey for either at $180 for a wireless home router. I do like that they have USB input in them though for printer or hard drive or USB stick sharing.
For the Airport Extreme, check Ebay - my boss picked up 2 for $80 a piece(from different sellers) in the last month.
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Well I solved two issues last night. I got the Airport Express. It allows me to add a networked printer via USB, plug my stereo in so i can send music to it from iTunes and is a Wireless N Router - all for $100. So far so good!

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