|The NetGear N600 Dual Band Gigabit Router will be perfect. The dual band means that it will operate at higher frequencies which will give you the greater bandwidth.|
Brighthouse wants $50 to "install wifi" which seems like a ripoff too,
It is a rip off. Follow the instructions carefully that come with the router and there is no reason why you cant do it yourself. These things are designed for non-tech savy home users. Setting up wi-fi doesn't need any wires installed. You will only need one wired Ethernet connection from your computer to your router which you already have to enable wi-fi setup . 15-20 feet shouldn't be a problem for wi-fi, especially if the internal walls are wood or plasterboard. Concrete and steel girders can be a problem
10 Mbps might be a problem. With three devices streaming simultaneously you would be pushing that to its limits. 30 Mps would be a much better option. I would give some thought to having at least one of your video devices wired, probably the one closest to the router. All that entails is running a cable from the router to the device providing it has an Ethernet connection. That would take some of the pressure of the wi-fi for the other two devices.
If I pay Brighthouse to come out and set up the wifi, will they "drop" connections through the attic and make a "wired" connection for each of the boxes??
I don't quite understand that. If you go the wifi route there is no need for wires . If you went for the wired option, the wires would go from the router to the devices. I don't see where the attic comes into it unless your router is in the attic.
The hardest part is setting up the router. Once that is configured an working correctly, the rest is easy. It is then just a matter of setting up each individual device to communicate with the router.
Just to get a bit technical but you will understand this when you read the instructions for the router.
Make sure DHCP is on and your computer is configured to get IP address automatically.
Use WPA2 for Security and Automatic Channel selection if available.
Get back to us if you have any problems and I am sure we can sort them out.