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I am debating whether I want a 10/100 wireless router or 10/100/1000 wireless router?
Which is better and why?
     
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1000 just refers to the wired ethernet ports.

If you're doing stuff like moving big files from one (wired) computer to another (wired) computer on the LAN, then you'll benefit from the 1000mbps switch ports.

Otherwise, there's no advantage. Even the "up to 600mbps" wireless N standard is very unlikely to ever saturate a 100mbps wired port in actual use, so you'll never see a speed advantage if you use wireless.

As for the WAN (ADSL/VDSL) side of things, as far as I'm aware the fastest VDSL2 goes is 80mbps, so again the internet connection would be the bottleneck rather than a 100mbps switch port.
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1000 just refers to the wired ethernet ports.

If you're doing stuff like moving big files from one (wired) computer to another (wired) computer on the LAN, then you'll benefit from the 1000mbps switch ports.

Otherwise, there's no advantage. Even the "up to 600mbps" wireless N standard is very unlikely to ever saturate a 100mbps wired port in actual use, so you'll never see a speed advantage if you use wireless.

As for the WAN (ADSL/VDSL) side of things, as far as I'm aware the fastest VDSL2 goes is 80mbps, so again the internet connection would be the bottleneck rather than a 100mbps switch port.

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post #4 of 9
Just get the router with 1,000mbps ports, youll thank me down the road.
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If a router doesn't support 1000 then its probably outdated anyway. Its pretty standard these days.
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Do not forget that with a 10/1000 router, you will need a Cat6 Ethernet cable (to even get to 1 Gbps) plus, you need to have a 1Gbps compatible network card. This way, you entire network hardwire will be at a 1 Gbps !

Tho, nowadays' motherboard are pretty much all 1Gbps compatible, such as routers. Just take care to buy a Caterogy 6 Ethernet Cable and you will be fine.
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Actually on the Cable just get some CAT5e Cable and you'll be fine since that is Gigabit Certified.

Now on the CAT6 it would be futureproofing if you are putting it in walls or equivalent but if you are just connecting it on a regular PC to Router you don't need it.
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10/100 and 10/100/1000 refers to the wired speed (Ethernet). It's fairly standard these days, but if you for some reason are choosing between a 10/100 and 10/100/1000 router, get the one that supports 1000 (Gigabit Ethernet, not gigabyte. Different units). CAT5e or CAT6 are both fine for gigabit Ethernet.
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Quote:
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CAT5e or CAT6 are both fine for gigabit Ethernet.

Make sure to get a CAT5E (not a regular CAT5) or a CAT6. thumb.gif
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