I have recently upgraded my home network with a Netgear N600 dual band router. The primary reason I upgraded is that I bought a WD Live Plus and want to stream HD movies via the 5 ghz connections from my external drive connected directly to the router. The 5 ghz usb wireless adapter for WD TV is on the way as my current adapter only connects at 2.4 ghz and stutters/lags. Once I get the adapter it will be the only device connecting at 5 ghz. I am hoping this fixes the problem, does anyone have experience with this? I have heard the file size matters as well when it comes to streaming HD movies.
Also on a side note, as mentioned I have a external hard drive connected to the router which I have movies, pictures and music stored on to keep it off my laptop. I have my laptop connected to the wireless network at 5 ghz so my question is what transfer rate should I be getting when I am transferring data off the external to my laptop? For test purposes I am sitting my laptop right beside the router for max signal and I am transferring at 4 MB/s. Good or bad?
Thanks for the help in advance.