Slow internet? It could be your router!

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From the Exede Blog. Did you know many of the problems we hear about from our customers is related to their router? Read about some ways to improve your router's performance.
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Alex, Viasat Corporate Communications

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steve shiflett

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Good idea. I am looking for a way to see what platforms and which applications are sucking up the bandwidth, and how to tune them so they only do their network intensive work during the after hours. I suppose there is a router that does that... but I do not know yet which will do that or how.
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Brian Shackelford

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I purchased the following:

http://www.amazon.com/Buffalo-AirStation-Extreme-Wireless-WXR-1900DHP/dp/B00Q7VC8X8?ie=UTF8&psc=...

It has the ability to schedule devices to only access the internet at certain times of the day.  If you decide you want more specifics, I can try to provide that information, but for the money it is a decent wireless router that has been working great for me.

I got one with the faster wireless as I am moving all my DVDs to digital format on a network NAS drive and now can play them through the various devices without having to hunt for the last person who watched a particular movie.

You can also hook an external USB drive to this router and it can provide that ability as well.  I chose to purchase a seperate standard NAS drive.