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Wireless bridge 150 vs 300mbps for gaming/streaming etc

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August 23, 2013 8:53:04 PM

Hey all,
Do you know how much easier it would have been for me (for experimentation) if I knew about wireless bridges?! What a convenient feature for devices that don't posses a wireless adapter..

Anyways, on to the question. Currently I use a wireless usb n adapter that works pretty darn well (about 23.5 mbps down/ 4 up), but on occasions (on skype) i notice that I'm getting a bad connection with people I'm chatting with. I'm looking into getting a wireless router to add to my n300 network to use as a bridge in my room so I can utilize wired connections. I figured a router with some external antenna's would help catch as much of a signal as possible.

Dilemma: Since my N300 is 300mbps "capable" should I also get a router with matching speed? Or would a 150mbps wireless n router be more than enough for my one computer and ps3 (not always connected at the same time).

Second question, Any suggestions on a router with good feedback that has wireless bridge capabilities out of the box? I don't want to have to deal with dd-wrt if I don't have to.. and possibly brick a new router :) 

Cheers!
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August 24, 2013 1:31:10 AM

You could look into a dedicated wireless bridge? There are lots to choose from. If you have the budget, go for a Wireless AC bridge (which are backwards compatible with N/G etc), that way, if and when you do upgrade your main router (which would likely be AC as they are becoming very popular) you will have a bridge ready for it.

http://bestwirelessroutersnow.com/wd-my-net-ac-bridge-w...


The Satachi Mini Router/Bridge is an option if you want to stick to Wireless N

http://bestwirelessroutersnow.com/satechi-wireless-300m...
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August 27, 2013 9:50:12 AM

I ended up getting a powerline adapter from tp link on amazon... I never even new about those type of adapters. So far it seems to be working very well. Not too much of a difference from my wireless as it gave me a pretty solid connection
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August 27, 2013 5:06:29 PM

blitz355 said:
I ended up getting a powerline adapter from tp link on amazon... I never even new about those type of adapters. So far it seems to be working very well. Not too much of a difference from my wireless as it gave me a pretty solid connection


I was going to suggest using Powerline adapters, but you seemed pretty keen on bridging, so didn't mention it.

Glad it's all worked out for you :) 
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