I have a Netgear WNDR3300 (dual band now running dd-wrt as well) and a WN2000RPT repeater. I have four laptops, a media PC in the livingroom for Pandora, a XBox 360, PS3, Wii, two 3DS', a DSi and a wireless printer/scanner and my phone at times. I have zero issues running with dual band and the only reason I have the repeater is due to the "brown" area in my master bedroom where the wife's laptop doesn't get a clear signal.
I'd avoid LinkSys like the plague. I made the mistake of purchasing some of their garbage in the past. Never again.
I knew I got inspired for some reason, and Now I know why.
I decided to replace my GamerLounge as it was just simply old, no new firmware updates, and since it is base on Buffalo's antiquated technology, no DD-WRT.
I went shopping, and was considering buying the LinkSys e4200 when I noticed that BestBuy had only one NetGear N750 router, and tons of n600 routers. I then asked the department manager which repeater he likes, and he pointed to the same one you have. So, being a good little guy, and knowing that even though he said there really should not be an issue with connecting to my GamerLounge, I went in search of a cheaper N750.
My eventual searching took me to Staples, but when I got there I was flabbergasted. Not only was that router not actually there, this one was: wndr4500
- I checked, and sure enough, it's new - very new. At most 6 months old. I thought that this would pair up nicely with the WN2000RPT
that I wanted to buy, and then I saw a big bonus: GS108E
also sitting on a shelf. My old GS108 got fried - and even after I performed he Cap replacement, it simply went into stupid mode with more than 3 devices plugged in.
I've brought it all home, and played around with it, set up my primary network (thankfully I now have simultaneous dual band!) as well as the repeater and thrown the switch back in.
Test from my desktop:
Test from my phone:
I have connectivity through out the house, and all of the drops I've made are now active again. w00t!
Thanks for your suggestions. I've already researched DD-WRT for this beast, and it is being worked on, so I'll be happy when it's out.
I'd love to have a single story home. I'd run CAT5 drops to every room.
Heck, if my office was on the 2nd floor I'd run CAT5 now.
I would have if I could have, but I ran into a lot of problems for the Family and Dining rooms, plus, the house has those really tall A-frame ceilings or tray ceilings in most rooms, making it a major PITA to even move around....I put in those that I could, but now we have 3 desktops and 4 laptops and 4 cell devices and an iPad 2 (Yeah, she's a sellout lol) so wireless is a much better option these days.
Wireless. Are you seriously getting that on your phone?