Since my router is such a big component of my wd tv live, I was hoping that you guys could recommend a couple models that I should check out. My current model is a wireless-N “draft”, so I think it’s time to get the real deal. I’ve read the reviews and suggestions but it seems as none of them were targetted specifically to our application of streaming movies over a home network.
The things I’ll be using the wireless router for are:
Streaming movies from my NAS, which is wired to the router
Mulitple laptops (3) connected over wifi, possibly streaming from one laptop to the other or to the WD TV Live,
Transferring large movie files to my NAS from laptops,
I’ll likely be hooking the WD TV Live to a powerline adapter connected to the router
I’ll be forwarding ports to IP cams to stream from within and outside of my home network.
It would also be great to be able to hook a USB portable drive to the router as an additional NAS so I can use it to backup my MyBookLive NAS.
The only things I know to look for is Gigabit ethernet and Wireless-N. I’m not sure on the dual-band and 450Mbps speeds on one or both bands and how much this would affect my application.
So far, I’ve looked at the Linksys E4200 model, which looks pretty good, kinda pricey but I do believe you get what you pay for in this type of stuff… And the E3200 model, but it only supports 300Mbps on each band compared to 450Mbps on the E4200.
Any help in the right direction? Thanks!