What wireless Wi-Fi router capability do I need to share private video files within my home network?

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MPC
Wi-Fi
Windows 10
I have a library of video files - older TV shows and movies - that I want to house on external USB 3.0 drive connected to one PC and then be able to share with other PCs - all Windows 10 units - around the house. I do not need to have internet access - just be able to watch a video file on the network without the constant stopping while the buffer - or whatever - is loading.
I am using my cable/internet provider Wi-Fi and it is adequate for our internet needs, but sometimes the videos are good and other times not - when it is not I move the external drive to the PC I want to watch. I get 4-5 verticals on signal strength with the existing cable provider Wi-Fi and I will show 4 - 7 receive mbps on the Task Manager Performance monitor. CPU will run 12-15%. But there are times that the video will pause maybe every 8-10 seconds - hold for 5-7 and then start again. Other times it is no problem and I can watch the video.
I use MPC-HC or AVS Video Player. MPC usually does better.
I just want a separate dedicated, no Internet network just for sharing these shows in the house without carrying the drive unit around. I don't mind having to switch networks if I need to go to the internet.
What specs should I look for - or what routers would do the job? Two PCs are in basement and rest on main floor 3600 sf main floor and in a more rural area. PCs are all Windows 10 - Dell wireless Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n 2.4ghz/equivalent.
Some PCs are hooked to TVs - also have Smart TV in basement.
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  • Subhendu Sen
    It is better to call an expert and ask the same for help, we can not see the actual scenario. Best depends on your budget. You can check either D-link/Netgear for Wi-Fi router.
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