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?
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: http://www.cisco.com/en/US/prod/collateral/wireless/ps5.... Hope this helps