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Which wireless router and how to connect a TV to it?

Hi All,

In terms of networking, I've really been living in the past. I have DSL and I'm just using the router verizon provided me for wireless networking. I'm ready to setup a home network and need your help.

Which wireless router is the best out of the ones I will be listing. I will be connecting an all in one printer to it and an external hard drive to share files with my laptop. Security, reliability, and wireless distance are very important to me. I also need to somehow connect the router (wireless-ly) to my Samsung ln52c530 (manual: http://downloadcenter.samsung.com/content/UM/201009/20100906143349937/%5BLC530-ZA%5DBN68-02540C-02Eng-0901.pdf). My Samsung has a USB HDD input. The problem is my TV will be downstairs but my wireless router and computer are upstairs. Any suggestions on setup?

Here are the routers:

ASUS RT-N56U
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833320062&cm_sp=Pers_StoreTopSellerMore-_-33-320-062_3_TS_-_-1_41___

NETGEAR WNDR4000-100NAS N750 Wireless Dual Band Gigabit Router IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833122413&cm_sp=Pers_StoreTopSellerMore-_-33-122-413_1_TS_-_-1_41___

Linksys E4200 Wireless N Router Maximum Performance Dual-Band IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833124411&cm_sp=Pers_StoreTopSellerMore-_-33-124-411_2_TS_-_-1_41___

LINKSYS E3000 Wireless Router simultaneous Dual Band Gigabit 802.11a/b/g/n 2.4GHz / 5GHz up to 300Mbps with USB Built-in UPnP AV Media Server
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833124388&cm_sp=Pers_StoreTopSellerMore-_-33-124-388_4_TS_-_-1_41___

Any others that you suggest? I am able to afford all of those above. Any help will be appreciated
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  1. From the specs of your TV, it does not have any networking capability, so you can't connect it to the router http://www.samsung.com/us/video/tvs/LN52C530F1FXZA-features

    As far as which router, Netgear is a good one, if you get a RangeMax model, those have good antennas, or used to at least. The WiFi signal should reach across one floor, but is a bit of a moot point as the TV is a non-network one.
  2. Hi hang-the-9,

    Would this work:

    Warpia StreamHD Wireless PC to TV Full 1080P
    http://www.amazon.com/Warpia-StreamHD-Wireless-Full-1080P/dp/B004GTN0T4/ref=pd_cp_e_1
  3. No, that is for a PC to TV signal not through a router. And those things tend to suck for HD, unless the computer is close to the TV and is line of sight.
  4. Oh I mean as a pc-to-tv. I just want to stream youtube videos at maybe 720p

    So which router would you choose?
  5. Best answer
    Ah, for PC to TV that would work, just keep it in range and line of sight. They say 30 feet, so real range is probably 20.

    For the router, get the highest rated one, myself I like Netgear RangeMax, model really depends on your needs, gigabit ethernet (nice to have ofcourse if you wire some systems), USB storage, USB print server, etc...

    There was an article a bit ago on range and quality testing of routers, the best antenna/chipset was in a high-end router, and they said the only routers that use that setup was those RangeMax routers.
  6. Best answer selected by chillin15.
  7. hang-the-9 said:
    Ah, for PC to TV that would work, just keep it in range and line of sight. They say 30 feet, so real range is probably 20.

    For the router, get the highest rated one, myself I like Netgear RangeMax, model really depends on your needs, gigabit ethernet (nice to have ofcourse if you wire some systems), USB storage, USB print server, etc...

    There was an article a bit ago on range and quality testing of routers, the best antenna/chipset was in a high-end router, and they said the only routers that use that setup was those RangeMax routers.


    this a is question for hang-the-9. I have a pc, belking router and sony 720 tv. My router is connected and on. Now how do I get my tv to recognize my pc? Want to watch shows, movies... on my tv from my computer!
    thanks!
    she54
  8. she54 said:
    this a is question for hang-the-9. I have a pc, belking router and sony 720 tv. My router is connected and on. Now how do I get my tv to recognize my pc? Want to watch shows, movies... on my tv from my computer!
    thanks!
    she54


    Same way as above, you need to connect the video out on the PC to the TV, you can't do it over WiFi unless the TV supports it. Which not many do, I worked with a model that did, but it's a high end one built for corporate meeting rooms. The wireless device that was linked in the post will work, just keep in mind that the range will be about 20 feet not 30 if you want to run a high-def signal, and it needs to be line of sight to the TV from the computer.
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