To be honest, I've never been much of a network guy. Aside from the basics, I've never tinkered too much with my network. So after building my unRAID server and having to sit through transfer rates of 2.5Mb/s, I thought it would be a reasonable investment to upgrade my home network. Basically, we've been using this Netgear WRN2000 for 2-3 years now. The server is attached to a Hawking HWREN1 Range Extender which was laying around the house. Since there is no ethernet port in my room, I had to go wireless. Every other computer aside from the desktop attached to the Netgear connects to our Wi-Fi. Since practically every device will be accessing the server, what should I look into to increase the transfer speed of my network? I was considering getting a gigabit router, but I'm not even sure what to look for. Ideally it would be under $100. I'm also interested in DDWRT or Tomato. Also, if I do go the gigabit route, what would I replace with the HWREN1 in order to achieve gigabit speeds or any other computer for that matter? Thanks.
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2/20/13 at 9:38pm