Plugging in wireless router N to G router

By kesler
Jul 22, 2009
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  1. I believe i need to kep my Action G router for Verizon Fios. I just bought a Blueray with that will download and play netfix movies and I want to know if I can plug in a wireless n router to the g router just for the streaming movies purpose?
  2. raybay

    raybay TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 10,716   +6

    Sure. Just read the setup instructions carefully... and some N routers work a lot better than others
  3. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 13,292   +282

    so the path would be
    modem---g.router---n.router---n.devices ?

    As long as the devices on the n.router do not need to access devices on the g.router
    Your not going to have N class thruput, as the g.router up stream will limit the data rate.
  4. kesler

    kesler TechSpot Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 141

    So what sense does it make to do it?
  5. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 13,292   +282

  6. tipstir

    tipstir TS Ambassador Posts: 4,580   +76

    Streaming will only has fast as the G router can handle 10/100. Most N are 10/100/1000. So you want to use the second router the N as wireless access point for your B-Ray with netfix.. Those should have wired port you can connect with better results using a wired connection.
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