Looking for good gaming-grade router

Discussion in 'Computer Hardware, Devices and Accessories' started by gumbyx84, Jun 4, 2011.

  1. gumbyx84
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    My router has been screwing up for the past few months and I've finally decided to pick up a new one to replace it. I want to get a router that can handle HD streaming and wireless gaming as I will have my PS3, 360, DSL, XL, 3DS and laptops running of it. Can anyone recommend a decent b/g/n Dual-Band router (with Gigibit ports) with QoS (Quality of Service) support for gaming? I've been doing a bit of research and keep getting pointed to D-Link, but they don't have any gaming-grade routers with "true" Dual-Band (they can broadcast at 2MHz and 5MHz, but not at the same time). Any help would be appreciated.

    PS I'm also looking into getting a NAS for said HD streaming. Any recommendations?
     
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    That does describe most of the high-end router market, like the Linksys E3000 or E4200, or the Netgear WNDR3700. Check them and see how they measure to your needs.
     
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    The Linksys E3200 and E4200 look close to what Im looking for but I keep reading mixed reviews on them. Im leaning more towards the e3200 as it is the cheaper of the two and the only performace boost I see is 300Mbps (e3200) vs 450Mbps(e4200) on 5GHz bandwidth. The Netgear I haven't read much of anything good about. After doing some more research, I found CNet and some users recommend the Asus RT-N56U over the Linksys E4200.