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Any advantage to Draft-N for networking?

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Last response: in Toms Network
August 18, 2009 3:22:55 PM

I currently have a wireless G 54mbs network. My HTPC connects to my LAN desktop via the 54G connection. I stream movies from the LAN Desktop to the HTPC via the 54 Mbs wireless connection. My question if that if I were to upgrade the router to a Draft N router (my HTPC wireless adapter is Draft N capable) would there be significant improvement in the speed and lag time at which media is streamed to the htpc?

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September 23, 2009 7:50:16 PM

With the proper configuration Draft-N can be configured to reach speeds of up to 600 mbps as well as boasting a more stable connection. However the cost vs. benefit of speed gained is something that must be evaluated. For my home network I have found G to be perfectly fine and not worth the investment at this time. However, I only have a laptop, tablet and ps3 using my wireless network. If you have a quite a few wireless devices that you will be using it may be worth the investment. Cisco has a great article about Draft-N and MIMO: Hope this helps
November 12, 2009 7:45:10 PM

Like Daniel says, if you want to spend the money... Yes it will make your connection faster. it might be worth it to you because you have a draft n adapter already.

Please? do not use Cisco...

I am not bias but I want to see you get the best equipment for your dollars!


D-Link DIR-655

P.S. dont buy it from d-link though. do a search to find the best price if you decide you whant this one.

I have it and it's BAD ASS compared to any competition.....
December 2, 2009 11:31:14 PM

I use a Intellinet Wireless N300 thier fast and have a lifetime warranty.

But keep in mind that if you have a 300 or 600 meg wireless connection dos nothing if all you use it for is surfing the web.

If what you have is working for you why upgrade.