Router that will meet my needs?

By N1nJa
Jan 31, 2009
  1. Hi,
    I currently have a DLink router and well... it doesnt work that well.
    So I am looking to buy a new router[[most likely wireless N]] and am curious which would best satisfy my internet needs?
    I'm looking for one that will first and foremost support an Xbox 360 with a strong constant internet stream[[for optimal gaming], and can still support a desktop and two laptops.
    Right now the only two that I am looking at are the; Belkin Wireless N Router (F5D8233TT4) and the Linksys Dual-Band Wireless-N Gigabit Router.
    Are either of these good? Which is better? Or anything else/better that you would suggest?

  2. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 9,351   +622

    11.n is not a good choice as
    1. there is NO approved standard (as yet) for it
    2. each vendor has their own implementation
    3. and thus you would liekly need to repurchase all network cards from the same vender
    4. Belkin is particularly sensitive in this area!
  3. N1nJa

    N1nJa TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 20


    What do you suggest then? [[My computers are all N compatible, as they are all relatively new]] but Im not sure about my Xbox. Regardless what do you suggest?
  4. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 9,351   +622

    You should be able to configure the router to G-Only mode for better compatibility.

    As for device#2; look for an Access Point rather than a 'router'

    Get a MIMO class if you can: MIMO; Many-In, Many-out; referring to RF signal tx/rx capability
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