With streamed media being so central to today's video landscape, you've got to look at your Wi-Fi router as another source component, just like your disc player or cable box. Anyone who's endured an interrupted video stream, sat through endless re-buffering or had to abort a movie altogether knows how crucial Wi-Fi is to the audio-video chain.
Would a better Wi-Fi router change the streaming experience? And if not, can anything else be done? I wanted to find out, so I took at look at one of the state-of-the-art models and put it through its paces to see how much of a role the Wi-Fi router really plays in your streaming experience. Check out the hands-on review of the Linksys E4200 here.