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Standard User saboo1690
(newbie) Tue 29-Nov-11 13:04:28
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router for fttc


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I need a new router for my fttc connection.At the moment im using a netgear n 150 wnr 1000.
The problem isn't the connection with the fttc its the wi-fi. I do alot of streaming over wi-fi to a media player. Mostly blu-ray's and sometimes dvd rips. Dvd's rips play fine and most 720p blu-rays.But 1080p blu-rays don't play right at all. So my question is what is a good router to buy for streaming up to 1080p.

Any advice would be very welcome............


Saboo.
Standard User Mot
(committed) Tue 29-Nov-11 14:13:59
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cat5e with an rj45 at either end would be your best bet.
Standard User epyon
(committed) Tue 29-Nov-11 14:26:55
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Netgear WNDR3700 is very good for wireless.

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Standard User saboo1690
(newbie) Tue 29-Nov-11 14:35:28
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In reply to a post by Mot:
cat5e with an rj45 at either end would be your best bet.


Maybe i should have told you my setup first.......
My modem is at the master socket in the front hall of the house and i run a cat5 cable up to the router which is upstairs. now the media player is downstairs in the living room and it is wireless.
I wanted to keep the media player wireless cause i didn't want another cat5 coming from the router
Because its alot more tidy that way. I also have a trendnet 300mbps wireless n usb adapter in the media player. So is it worth my while getting a new router or going with the full cat5 setup.
Standard User Spasch
(fountain of knowledge) Tue 29-Nov-11 14:55:42
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Have you looked at PowerLine Ethernet? I have the Solwise 200Mbps AV units and stream 1080p across the network without issue.

They also have 500Mbps and recently 1Gbps units.

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Standard User saboo1690
(newbie) Tue 29-Nov-11 15:49:41
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In reply to a post by Spasch:
Have you looked at PowerLine Ethernet? I have the Solwise 200Mbps AV units and stream 1080p across the network without issue.

They also have 500Mbps and recently 1Gbps units.



I had a look at the powerline Ethernet and it looks pretty good,but does it matter what make it is
cause i seen a netgear one i like the look of and i see there is two in a pack. Can i connect more than two in one house..........smile
Standard User Spasch
(fountain of knowledge) Tue 29-Nov-11 17:08:52
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No, it doesn't matter what brand the router is.. The different brands of PowerLine Ethernet are supposed to be compatible, but I have heard of varying success, so I only use the 1 brand.

Yeah, you can have multiple of the units running (we have 4 at the moment), but the minimum is 2. Solwise also have a little management application, but you don't have to use it (quite useful for setting it up, but I've not used it since except for firmware upgrades).
Standard User saboo1690
(newbie) Tue 29-Nov-11 17:29:44
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Thanks everyone for your help and input.........smile

I think im going to go with the powerline Ethernet it seems the best way forward for me.

Thanks
saboo........smile
Standard User Ripley
(committed) Tue 29-Nov-11 19:53:28
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The Draytek 2850N should be available in two weeks, I checked with Draytek on Saturday.

Cant beat a Draytek for wifi signal
Standard User DrTeeth
(knowledge is power) Tue 29-Nov-11 20:05:49
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If the Wi-Fi signal is weak, why not get a wireless repeater?

DrT

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