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Old 12-04-2009, 07:49 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Upgrading Network and Broadband Speed

Good day all,

I'm new here but have a question regarding PC comunication speeds. I'm considering upgrading my network from 54g to N, but am a little confused about the benefits. Not sure if I've got this right, please bear with me,

ADSL2+ giving 3.5 Megabytes/sec (paying for 8) 54 Megabit/sec router. Working on the assumption that 1 megabyte = 8 megabits, the router is offering 6.75 Megabytes/sec, which is faster than the internet connection.

What therefore is the benefit of a 300Megabit/sec router??? Again, if I use an ADSL2+ modem with a 100 Megabit/sec Lan cable, how can the 300 Megabit transfer rate be any use for accessing the internet unless you have a 12 plus Megabyte/sec connection???

I understand the benefit for file transfer and HD video & audio streaming within the network, but is this the only benefit?? I'm sure I've missed something here!!

Thanks in advance

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Old 12-04-2009, 07:56 AM   #2 (permalink)
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The only advantage is as you have stated in file transfers. It will not increase internet browsing speeds at all. I move a ton of data around my network and gigabyte ethernet is a must for me but it does not help my internet at all.
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