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I need a router for streaming internet tv to multiple tv's

I am looking for a router to handle streaming internet tv to 4 tv's plus handle Netflix and other devices. Any help would be great

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Let's check the math.

For HDTV let's check Netflix and what they want.

https://help.netflix.com/en/node/306 shows 5 megabits per TV. Since a good WiFi runs at about 54 megabit there's no issue there.

I'll share that one of the top 10 models on CNET and Amazon works with 2 wireless Netflix HD streams without problems here. So here's the model. Be sure the firmware is current and you have a suitable ISP and DNS.
https://www.amazon.com/TP-LINK-AC1900-Wireless-Archer-C9/dp/B00PDLRHFW

The second reason I went with this is it's dual core CPU. It felt like older routers were getting too busy with single core CPUs.

Hope this helps.

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Thank you for the reply! But will this handle watching Netflix and my sons playing Ps4 and watching you-tube all at the same time?

No. Gamers tend to complain at any added delay. This is not so much a big deal on the router I noted but all about gaming. They'll scream LAG! and you tell them to get their own internet.

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Yes I know they complain and say the internet is horrible! Lol! So I was thinking about Asus AC88U RT-3100?

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Pricey but

CNET writes "The Asus RT-AC88U router has eight superfast Gigabit LAN ports" so I wonder if you'll use those.

Anyhow, dual core and more. Very nice. I've had a Roku, Amazon Fire and more than 2 other PC streaming netflix all on WiFi and the son gaming so yes that's enough but it's not just the router in play.

I changed to a better DNS (I ran NAMEBENCH to test) and when the firmware worked I stopped upgrading the firmware.)

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routers

Is there another router that maybe a little cheaper but sufficient to handle the load?

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I shared one.

The Archer C9 has the dual core, I own one, would buy again and do have more than a few Netflix's going in the evenings.

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just about any n600 dualband router or better

I use a netgear wndr3700 router for all my streaming devices. this includes several tvs, several computers, security, echo, a bunch of lightbulbs, roku, dvd players and switches, and lets not forget my smartphones.

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