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Total newb. How do I get wireless with a cable modem that has no wireless. What router to buy?

pointbob 2,240 248 June 21, 2016 at 12:27 PM More eBay Deals
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Total newb. How do I get wireless with a cable modem that has no wireless. What router to buy?

Would this be a good one. I'm mainly into streaming music around the house...would the n300 be too inadequate? I'm on a budget.THANKS

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Netgear-N...4997&rt=nc

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Just for streaming music and getting on the net, pretty much any wireless router would be fine. So, yes. That one is probably fine for you. They are very easy to set up and they all come with directions. However, you have to take other factors into consideration. For example, the size and construction of your home. Some people need a stronger wireless signal or extenders to reach certain distances in their house. With my last home, it was 2 stories. The wireless signal upstairs was terrible. So, I put an extender in the stairway to boost the signal upstairs.
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n300 is more than enough for audio. with 802.11g (54mbps) i was able to stream Netflix in hd no problem.

not sure what you are linking on ebay, blocked at work. i wouldn't buy used. if you aren't in desperate need for one, they pop up all the time on the front page. or can sign up for newegg email promo's they do a router discount at least monthly it seems. they'll email you everyday.
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n300 is more than enough for audio. with 802.11g (54mbps) i was able to stream Netflix in hd no problem.

not sure what you are linking on ebay, blocked at work. i wouldn't buy used. if you aren't in desperate need for one, they pop up all the time on the front page. or can sign up for newegg email promo's they do a router discount at least monthly it seems. they'll email you everyday.
after shipping it's about $25. All I would say is on these lower end routers you tend to get what you pay for. Don't expect this to last a long time or be great but it will get the basic job done. 802.11G is pretty old technology and what I would consider the bare minimum.
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You might try calling your cable provider and asking for their modem/router that has wireless built in. You might get one for free shake head
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You might try calling your cable provider and asking for their modem/router that has wireless built in. You might get one for free shake head
Yeah - if you're currently a Comcast subscriber check this LINK [onlineguidances.com]

"Comcast corp. provides the next-generation wireless router to customers who have already been the Comcast High-Speed Internet customers. If you have already leased a High-Speed Internet modem or a Digital Voice modem from Comcast, now, what you should do is merely to place an order online for a wireless router from Comcast."
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