I have had a WRT54G router since who knows how long. Probably since the mid 2000s and always used that router because it was reliable and rarely had problems and i never got a new one. I also am not computer savy and did not know that my router was old technology. I had found out that this is a G router and almost all routers are N routers.
The router works perfectly fine for me because when im on laptop, im usually in the same room. Even if im in the living room, the wifi is pretty decent but reliable. On the other side of the apt however, someone else uses their computer and the wifi connection is very bad for their laptop. Basically if wanting to stream movies… connection is very slow. Only thing that fixes this issue is if they bring laptop closer to the router. However… when i bring my laptop all the way to that room, my wifi is still fine though. Maybe if you downloading something it might be slower but when using google chrome and searching its still pretty fast.
Does this mean this issue could be that laptop as oppose to my router? However, i should still upgrade the router then right?
I i use road runner internet with 7mbps plan so internet is pretty fast. However, with the wrt54g does that mean we dont get to use the 7mpbs because the router we have is an old router and a G router? I read someone said its 54mbps and that is ancient and now its 150mbps and 300mbps routers.
Is there a point of getting a 300mbps router if our internet is 7mbps only?
Can someone recommend me a wireless router? So far i took a look and see these.
First one looks decent and has good reviews. Newegg however lot of bad reviews from it though.
TP Link looks decent?
The media router has tons of good reviews but some negative ones as well.
We would like a fast reliable router that has good range. I know the wrt54g router does lack range and also it probably doesnt stream as fast as with an N router.
Is there any point of buying those 100 dollar+ routers? We dont play games or any of that stuff. Mostly browse sites and watch video on netflix, stream videos and youtube.