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Netgear 7550 b90 wireless gateway & Wireless Router

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October 2, 2012 5:11:05 PM

I have at&t DSL.
I NEEDED to upgrade my wireless gateway from the 2wire wireless-G gate way that I had.
I also have a Netgear WNDR-4000 750N Wireless Dual Band Router.

I know I needed an at&t modem to run my DSL, so I purchased (before reading reviews) a Netgear 7550 Wireless Gateway from at&t (they did not have any "N" single user modems (if there is such a thing).

I have read through other posts that it is possible to connect the two and I would not need the 7550 for anything else but a modem (disabling broadcast).

The question is ... do I REALY need to do all this or can I just get away with the 7550?
Or will the Netgear WNDR-4000 750N Wireless Dual Band Router, if installed and used, fix some of the issues that other 7550 users have said in other posts?

Wireless ... I have 3 gaming systems, two PC's, a tablet and 4 smartphones.
I will be using 3 wired ports ... 1 gaming system, PC, and a blue-ray.

And yes, my 2wire wireless-g gateway ran all these ... not efficiently or reliably, but they all did run.

I have not received the Netgear 7550 yet, just trying to get some opinions on which setup would be better.

Any info would be great.

Thanks,
Doug
October 2, 2012 6:24:37 PM

doug1129 said:
I have at&t DSL.
I NEEDED to upgrade my wireless gateway from the 2wire wireless-G gate way that I had.
I also have a Netgear WNDR-4000 750N Wireless Dual Band Router.

I know I needed an at&t modem to run my DSL, so I purchased (before reading reviews) a Netgear 7550 Wireless Gateway from at&t (they did not have any "N" single user modems (if there is such a thing).

I have read through other posts that it is possible to connect the two and I would not need the 7550 for anything else but a modem (disabling broadcast).

The question is ... do I REALY need to do all this or can I just get away with the 7550?
Or will the Netgear WNDR-4000 750N Wireless Dual Band Router, if installed and used, fix some of the issues that other 7550 users have said in other posts?

Wireless ... I have 3 gaming systems, two PC's, a tablet and 4 smartphones.
I will be using 3 wired ports ... 1 gaming system, PC, and a blue-ray.

And yes, my 2wire wireless-g gateway ran all these ... not efficiently or reliably, but they all did run.

I have not received the Netgear 7550 yet, just trying to get some opinions on which setup would be better.

Any info would be great.

Thanks,
Doug


Quick note ... I have not unboxed the Netgear WNDR-4000 750N Wireless Dual Band Router. So obviously I haven't hooked it up to my current wireless gateway.
If the Netgear WNDR-4000 750N Wireless Dual Band Router would not improve connectivity or reliabilty returning it is an option.

Thanks once again.
Doug
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October 3, 2012 1:29:31 AM

Another quick note:
My 2wire modem IS NOT A "G" it a 2wire 2701HG-B.
All other of the above is true.
AND ... I would be greatful for any advice. But I would REALLY LIKE to know if the Netgear WNDR-4000 750N Wireless Dual Band Router would make my home network more stable combined with the Netgear 7550.

Thanks.
Doug1129
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