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Upgrading wireless router puts more zip in your game

By Mike Meyer

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Feb 11, 2014

~~<p>Here's the second of our home office upgrade series for the new year.</p>
<p>Suggestion No. 1 is to consider a wireless router upgrade. The logical question is, Why even consider a new router if the old one is working? Good point. If you're like most folks, you're increasingly dependent on mobile devices such as laptops, Wi-Fi radios, smartphones, tablets and even television viewing. Buying trends clearly show the sales of desktop PCs diminishing as mobile devices, even around the home, take precedence. The upshot is that throughput and speed with a Wi-Fi router are crucial. We had the opportunity to test the Nighthawk (R7000), the latest in Netgear's dual-band 802.11ac router series, and found it to be a great asset, especially if you're going to need a device that can support gaming and video streaming.</p>
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Here's the second of our home office upgrade series for the new year.

Suggestion No. 1 is to consider a wireless router upgrade. The logical question is, Why even consider a new router if the old one is working? Good point. If you're like most folks, you're increasingly dependent on mobile devices such as laptops, Wi-Fi radios, smartphones, tablets and even television viewing. Buying trends clearly show the sales of desktop PCs diminishing as mobile devices, even around the home, take precedence. The upshot is that throughput and speed with a Wi-Fi router are crucial. We had the opportunity to test the Nighthawk (R7000), the latest in Netgear's dual-band 802.11ac router series, and found it to be a great asset, especially if you're going to need a device that can support gaming and video streaming. Login for more...



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