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Mar 4, 2013

Some background: We live in a 3-story 3,700 sq. foot home. Office is in bottom front corner of the 1st floor. We have a Linksys WRT54GS router (I know!) paired with a cable modem. We have a desktop wired to the router, a plasma TV across the room connected to the cable and a PS3. We also have an iPad, two iPhones, and a MacBook Air (2012), plus whatever devices guests bring into the house.

We have trouble streaming on devices on 2nd and 3rd floors on the opposite side of house from the office. Plan on adding a NAS in near future, primarily as a local backup and to share pictures, music, movies, etc.Not sure if one of the routers above is the way to go for whole house coverage? Seems like the AC version is probably way beyond our needs, but not sure. Is there a cheaper way to go than either that will still provide the coverage we need for a large house?

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I shopped around and finally got a ASUS RT-N66U for a really good, strong dual band router that would supposedly give better range and performance than my old E1000.

Unfortunately, since I got it everyone is having issues they never had before, namely:Signal dropping all around the house and having to search for the network much slower performance than before the xbox/PS3 cant hold a stable connection even for a few minutes now, when before you could watch Netflix HD programs easily

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I did notice that the lag spikes were much less frequent in the morning when I tested, before everyone was using the internet, although I saw an occasional ping spike. They must be related to router load.i don't want to change the firmware on the router in case I have to return it. I spoke with Newegg and they're going to send me a replacement router. I doubt that it's the hardware, but this will be a good way to know for certain that it's not the hardware. Once I get the new router I'll test everything again including trying the ping with a LAN cable.

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The interesting thing is that my current router a Linksys E2000 is working just fine and is routing 12 wireless devices with no loss of connectivity. I wanted to upgrade to a router with a longer range, but out of the 3 I tried so far none work. So I'm ruling out that its an issue with my ISP or the [COLOR=blue !important][COLOR=blue !important]Arris[/COLOR][/COLOR] modem that came with comcast becuase thats been up for weeks.

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- The printer is connected to the E3000 and I have manually assigned the IP

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