December 2nd, 2011, 02:16 AM
Upgraded to 802.11n with UVerse
Recently added another box and had to make the upgrade to 802.11n with it; figured I'd take advantage on black Friday.
1080p at ~ 40 Mb or so on average with dts 5.1.
Figured I'd share this info for my fellow Uverse guys that are wondering about adding a better router than the default one they force on you.
Added Netgear WNDR3400 (same as 3700 but without gigabit)
- connect it to broadband port on uverse, you're good to go.
I was up and running in 5 minutes tops.
* Range increased at least 5x. Get 3 wifi bars on iPhone all the way to my neighbors house before it drops. Used to get 1 bar about 70 ft from the uverse router before.
So for anyone thinking about going wireless or something in the future, it could work!
December 2nd, 2011, 05:59 AM
Sounds like pretty much what I did. I moved from Comcast cable to Uverse, so already had my own wireless router so I just plugged my router into the Uverse box so I wouldn't have to reconfig everything. I later replaced the Linksys WRT54G with an ASUS RT-N56U router for the 802.11n and Gigabit ethernet on wired. It also has 2 USB ports for a couple storage drives, which I use for the media for my Boxee Box. This system seems to work perfectly by the way. I don't have to leave a computer running to support the Boxee and don't have to leave the Boxee on to access the drive from the rest of the network for maintenance. I also hook the Boxee to my TV through an autoswitch so I don't have to manually change inputs when using either cablebox, dvd player or Boxee.
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