Overclock.net › Forums › Software, Programming and Coding › Networking & Security › New router = better speed?
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

New router = better speed?

post #1 of 5
Thread Starter 
Hi OC'ers,

I have a veeery old Netgear 834G router, which is flawlessly doing its hard work every day since six years without ever stopping nor having any kind of issues.
My main workstation is connect through ETH cable and here comes the question: should I upgrade to a newest router, would I get any improvements for what concerns connection speed? (that and that only, not questioning NAT, firewall, better routing capabilities etc., just mere speed boost)
either way, it would be very nice of you if you could point at some tech data (I would like to avoid myths and legends, just plain facts).

Thanks so much to all those who will partecipate in this discussion smile.gif
The Creature
(15 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 2600k Asus P8Z68 V-Pro Sapphire HD 7950 OC Boost 16Gb Corsair Vengeance 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
OCZ Vertex3 6Gb/s + 2Tb Seagate GoFlex none Corsair H80 Linux LTS 64bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Samsung SyncMaster BX2450 CoolerMaster Quickfire TK Corsair AX850 80+ Gold Corsair 600T Modded 
MouseMouse PadAudio
Steelseries Xai Steelseries HD E-Mu Tracker Pre USB 
  hide details  
Reply
The Creature
(15 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 2600k Asus P8Z68 V-Pro Sapphire HD 7950 OC Boost 16Gb Corsair Vengeance 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
OCZ Vertex3 6Gb/s + 2Tb Seagate GoFlex none Corsair H80 Linux LTS 64bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Samsung SyncMaster BX2450 CoolerMaster Quickfire TK Corsair AX850 80+ Gold Corsair 600T Modded 
MouseMouse PadAudio
Steelseries Xai Steelseries HD E-Mu Tracker Pre USB 
  hide details  
Reply
post #2 of 5
You would get speed improvements in both wireless, and wired connections. It uses 10/100 [meaning maximum transfer speeds of ~ 10MB/s (megabytes)], wireless is limited to 54Mb/s (megabits = theoretical 5 megabytes) thumb.gif
The Laptop
(6 items)
 
  
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
Intel i7 2860QM AMD Radeon HD 6770M Corsair Vengence 1600MHz Samsung 840 Pro 256GB 
OSMonitor
Mac OS X 10.8 1680 x 1050 anti-glare high resolution  
  hide details  
Reply
The Laptop
(6 items)
 
  
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
Intel i7 2860QM AMD Radeon HD 6770M Corsair Vengence 1600MHz Samsung 840 Pro 256GB 
OSMonitor
Mac OS X 10.8 1680 x 1050 anti-glare high resolution  
  hide details  
Reply
post #3 of 5
It depends really on how you are using the router. Most likely you wont see much of a speed boost by upgrading the router unless you do a lot of transfers between systems on your network. wireless devices will see increased speed if they can connect at wireless n speeds by getting a new router. If most of what your doing is connecting to the internet you really wont see the increased speed as your internet speed will be lower than your network speed. Unless your streaming over the network and doing file transfers then the speed will be more noticable. I would say if you upgrade it have a look at the Netgear WNDR 3700, I have been running mine over 2 years already without a hitch. It has excellent speed and range, plus online you can buy and external antenna kit and install it for increased range.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833122326
Eclipse
(16 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core i7 4790K ASRock Z97 Extreme4 Sapphire Radeon RX480 Nitro OC 32GB Gskill 2133 DDR3 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
Samsung 850 EVO 250GB Toshiba P300 1TB 7200RPM WD Blue 3TB Samsung Dual Layer DVD-RW 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Hyper 212+ Push Pull Windows 7 Ultimate X64 Samsung 23" 1080P MS Wireless Keyboard 4000 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Corsair HX 650W Rosewill Blackhawk MS Wireless Laser Mouse 5000 Steel Series 
  hide details  
Reply
Eclipse
(16 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core i7 4790K ASRock Z97 Extreme4 Sapphire Radeon RX480 Nitro OC 32GB Gskill 2133 DDR3 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
Samsung 850 EVO 250GB Toshiba P300 1TB 7200RPM WD Blue 3TB Samsung Dual Layer DVD-RW 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Hyper 212+ Push Pull Windows 7 Ultimate X64 Samsung 23" 1080P MS Wireless Keyboard 4000 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Corsair HX 650W Rosewill Blackhawk MS Wireless Laser Mouse 5000 Steel Series 
  hide details  
Reply
post #4 of 5
Compare your speed test results to the speed package you are paying for.

If they are within 80% or so of each other you would not see a reasonable return on your investment by purchasing additional equipment.
Das Rig, Ja?
(12 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Ryzen 1700 Asus Crosshair VI EVGA 1080Ti SC2 2x16G GSkill RGB 3200 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
500 GB 960 EVO Enermax T50A-BVT Windows 10 Pro 27" Asus 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech K350 EVGA 1600G2 Fractal Define C Rosewill M55 RGB 
  hide details  
Reply
Das Rig, Ja?
(12 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Ryzen 1700 Asus Crosshair VI EVGA 1080Ti SC2 2x16G GSkill RGB 3200 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
500 GB 960 EVO Enermax T50A-BVT Windows 10 Pro 27" Asus 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech K350 EVGA 1600G2 Fractal Define C Rosewill M55 RGB 
  hide details  
Reply
post #5 of 5
Thread Starter 
I see. Thanks all smile.gif
The Creature
(15 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 2600k Asus P8Z68 V-Pro Sapphire HD 7950 OC Boost 16Gb Corsair Vengeance 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
OCZ Vertex3 6Gb/s + 2Tb Seagate GoFlex none Corsair H80 Linux LTS 64bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Samsung SyncMaster BX2450 CoolerMaster Quickfire TK Corsair AX850 80+ Gold Corsair 600T Modded 
MouseMouse PadAudio
Steelseries Xai Steelseries HD E-Mu Tracker Pre USB 
  hide details  
Reply
The Creature
(15 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 2600k Asus P8Z68 V-Pro Sapphire HD 7950 OC Boost 16Gb Corsair Vengeance 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
OCZ Vertex3 6Gb/s + 2Tb Seagate GoFlex none Corsair H80 Linux LTS 64bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Samsung SyncMaster BX2450 CoolerMaster Quickfire TK Corsair AX850 80+ Gold Corsair 600T Modded 
MouseMouse PadAudio
Steelseries Xai Steelseries HD E-Mu Tracker Pre USB 
  hide details  
Reply
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Networking & Security
Overclock.net › Forums › Software, Programming and Coding › Networking & Security › New router = better speed?