finding the right type if router for my devices.

Discussion in 'Networking' started by faye, Feb 11, 2013.

  1. faye

    faye Platinum Member

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    I have just change to a 1000M connection using fiber

    I am using the tplink 740 with 150M speed wireless router.

    I have a notebook, Asus zenbook
    Imac desktop
    IPhone 4 and 5
    Samsung galaxy s3
    Ipad 1 and mini

    to have the fastest speed my devices can achieve do I need to change to another wireless router?

    My current download speed is around 15 to 20 Mbps
    Will i see big difference with gigalan support?
     
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  3. ch33zw1z

    ch33zw1z Lifer

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    Pardon my ignorance, but what is a "1000M connection using fiber"?

    What does your ISP give you for speeds?
     
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    ISP said it is fiber direct 1000Mbps megabit
     
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    ch33zw1z Lifer

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    1Gbps direct, nice. Can you post a result from www.speedtest.net

    So basically, most SOHO routers have a 100Mbps WAN port, that's going to be your bottleneck.

    I haven't looked around for routers with a 1Gbps WAN port, not sure if there are any SOHO routers like that..
     
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    While I don't know of anything that is SOHO that is able to route/NAT gigabit at gigabit speeds... If you do have a 1gig connection then yes using gig inside will show a difference. 20Mbps is only 2% of your connection. There basically isn't any [soho] wireless tech at this time that can do 1g so you would need cables to actually use it all, at least on one device.
     
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    Good point. OP what is the actual speed of the connection? If it is only 20Mbps then there is nothing special you need.
     
  10. faye

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    With my imac wired 95Mbps download and 80Mbps upload
     
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    Maybe you've got a 1gb connecion but you're throttled to 100mb?
     
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    faye Platinum Member

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    then
    am i getting the most from my router and my devices already?
    i am not sure if my devices are running at its top.

    Actually what speed is your devices are running in Megabit per second?