If you’re streaming HD video around the home you need a good router. The NETGEAR N750 Wifi Gibabit router works with the 5GHZ range and NETGEAR say that you can get up to 450Mbps transfer speeds. The router has 4 gigabit ports, USB for storage sharing, parental controls and traffic metering.
In this video I test copying a file using my existing 802.11G router, testing at the 2.4GHZ range and then at 5GHZ range. I also take a look at the NETGEAR Genie app which is an iOS and Android app you can use for configuring and monitoring the network.
So can really make a difference to network performance?
The NETGEAR N750 Wireless Dual Band Gigabit Router WNDR4300 costs around £98
Details from NETGEAR:
The NETGEAR N750 Wireless Dual Band Gigabit Router—Premium Edition offers high-performance wireless speeds up to 300+450 Mbps and with simultaneous dual band technology avoids interference, ensuring top WiFi speeds and reliable connections. It supports a wide range of new features and applications such as ReadySHARE® Cloud**, ReadySHARE® Printer, and is Time Machine® compatible to create a powerful home network for applications such as streaming HD video and multi-player gaming. Improved wireless range delivers better connections for medium to large homes and multiple devices, while four Gigabit Ethernet ports offer ultra-fast wired connections. USB port enables faster USB access speeds for wireless connections to external hard drives and printers.