Any suggestions on a router for picture quality?
Am I correct thinking that the wireless router, video card, and internet speed all play an equal part? And if one sucks the whole thing will suck?
Just yesterday I upgraded to
Lost of wireless speed (up to 900 mbps) and Dual Band 2.4 & 5 GHz.N900 Wireless Dual Band Gigabit Router
Faster WiFi speed 450+450 - Up to 900 Mbps†
Improves WiFi range for larger homes
Wirelessly access & share USB hard drive & printer
ReadySHARE® Cloud** — Access & share USB hard drive remotely
It's best if your wireless stuff can support Dual Band but even if then don't this router supports 450 mbps on a single band with a very wide range.
It's going to look just fine with almost any decent wireless router.
I just bought this wireless router as a secondary one because my fios wireless router wasn't cutting it. HUGE upgrade. Movies stream seamlessly and computer uploads much faster. Picked up one on ebay for $105.
In my case, my router is on the ground floor and gives strong coverage to the basement and the second floor. But the third floor, forget it. By placing a repeater on the second floor it boosts the signal up to the third floor perfectly. It also creates a new SSID, like having another router in the house, so if your son is on his iMac streaming all day (raises hand) you can arrange it so that he has his own slice of bandwidth that doesn't drain yours.
It's a free program that shows you what router channels your neighbors are using. If too many of you are on, say, Channel 5, your signal strength can degrade as much as 50%. I use this program monthly, watch what the neighbors are doing, and change the broadcast channel on my router if someone is crowding the one I selected.
It's a quick and free way to get your speed up.
Netgear, DLink, Asus