"Netgear N600 Router works fine for me!!!"5.0 starson by PeteyBrian
Pros: Works great for streaming video simultaneously from multiple computers
Easy setup - for non-engineer!
Beautiful design (subjective comment - but I really like the blue blinking lights which serves as my nightlight!)
Cons: RE: Dual Band routers in general - 5 GHz band not really very strong 50 feet or more from the router. I would have been fine with a single band router as most of my computers are greater than 50 feet and several walls from my router.
Summary: I bought Netgear N600 to upgrade my Netgear WNR2000 to improve my need for video streaming on multiple computers and to improve my wifi range/signal strength. Now it is so much much better!
I consistently receive 5 bars - excellent speed of 54 Mbps using XP greater than 50 feet from my router with several walls using the 2.4 Mhz band. I haven't used the 5 Ghz band much as the signal is not strong far from the router (unfortunately where I use my computers most and a hassle to move the router to a central location in my house). I probably would have been just fine with a single band router, but now that it sets up fine and works great, I don't want to mess with success!
Finally - I stuck with Netgear bc it was easy for me to setup my WNR2000 - and the N600 was fairly simple and easy to set up by myself - I had the simple manuals read and the router up and running in about an "honest" hour (I'm a non-engineer) without too much of a headache! Previously, setup of an older 3Com g-router setup was torture for me!
MY TEST: I simultaneously streamed video from a laptop and a netbook and iphone's slingplayer using wifi - 60 feet from my router - Then web surfed on another laptop - all four worked great for several hours with no hiccups!
I thought about getting Netgear's Dual Band Wireless N Network Adaptor for my older laptops - but decided that they work just fine without one - no need for one just yet.
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