Really? I never thought of Wifi speed as the week link in most systems. You must have a mighty fast internet connection at home. I've only 25 Mbps.
home routers suck...period.
im running a 20 port gigabit swtich that all the nodes connect to, moving files go in a flash, streaming is the same... everything on the LAN is flawless.
if i tried doing that with a home "router" the routers buffer would get full and it would start slowing down, i've watched in real time home routers start off fast and just get slower till its down to 10/base-T
for your house put all your nodes on a simple unmanaged gigabit swtich, then let the home router be the way out to the slow 20meg(or less) internet connection. You'll get best results this way without the silly do it all switch router NAT box crapping on itself. *gag* blah!
once you got to a proper wired gigabit connection you'll understand what awesome is. i'd do fiber if it wasn't so fsck-ing expensive.
[edited by: J_RaD at 3:22 am (utc) on Feb 11, 2011]