Replacing Home Hub with N router

  nkosi 21:37 03 Dec 2009
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I've got a home wireless network with three laptops all with Windows 7 plus an Xbox and PS3. I'm with BT Broadband and have a Home Hub 1. One of the laptops is Draft N and another is due to be replaced soon with N wireless.

Would I gain anything by changing from the Home Hub to an N router? If so, are there any problems in using another type of router, e.g. Belkin, with BT?

I'd prefer to be independent than tied to BT's choice of router.

Thanks

  mgmcc 22:50 03 Dec 2009

There shouldn't be any problem using a different router with your BT connection.

Using 802.11n will give a faster wireless connection between computer and router (and therefore between "networked" computers), which is beneficial for transferring large files between computers. The faster protocol is unlikely to have any significant effect on your internet connection, which is already much slower than the 54Mbps of standard 802.11g protocol.

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