I currently have a (E3000) Linksys Dual-band router running wireless n/g through my home. I get about 70% signal (99% quality) at my gaming computer on 2.4GHz using a Rosewill RNX-N180UBE USB 2.0 External 5dBi Antenna Wireless Adapter.
I am considering shelling out 58 bucks to get the dual band Linksys AE1000 wireless n adapter.
However, I have been told that the 5GHz range only really helps with bandwidth and interference. As a gamer, my main concern is latency. It might not even be worth it to switch over. Plus, my 360, wii, and PS3 do not use the 5GHz band (I think). I rarely use these devices together anyways.
Will my latency improve at all by switching to 5GHz?
Does 5GHz have a noticeably smaller range since it is much higher energy/frequency?
Is it worth it to shell out 58 bucks for the 5GHz adapter?