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I'm from Ontario, and I'm wanting to upgrade my current 28mb/s (1mb/s upload) cable plan (under a company called TekSavvy, which uses cable bought from Rogers,) to a 150mb/s (10mb/s upload) plan. While I'm doing this, I'm wondering if I should change my modem and router too.

I currently have a Cisco Linksys EA3500 router, and a Thomson DCM476 modem (hardware version 2.0, not 2.1)

TekSavvy supplied me the modem, but I got the router myself. While I don't personally experience any problems (that I know of), being plugged directly into the router, my family members all experience frequent very slow internet speeds simultaneously even when I do not, which seems to indicate a problem that affects wireless users in my household and not those plugged directly in, like myself.

So, I'm wondering, are my router and modem ideal, specifically for a 150mb/s plan? I don't mind getting better ones if their price justifies the improvement I'll get, especially if it resolves the slow internet that seems to affect the wireless users in my household.

With the 150mb/s plan I want to get, it lists the following as "approved modems" (columns being: manufacturer, model, and hardware version)

Huawei MT130U - 1A
Motorola SB6141 - 7
Motorola SBG6580 - 1
Technicolor DCM475 - 1.0/2.3.0
Technicolor DCM475 - 1.1
Technicolor DCM476 - 2
Technicolor DCM476 - 2.1

Though, I don't know if that means that those are the only modems I am allowed to get or not.

If there's any other info I can provide that would help you guys figure out what's best for me, just let me know! Thanks all!
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AFAIK your Thompson modem is DOCSIS 3.0 same as mine (correct me if I'm wrong) and it can handle those speeds.

 

WiFi will never be as fast as wired connections.

 

EDIT:

 

There's also the consideration of QoS in your router as well as B/G/N/AC WiFi compatibility. I have 2 routers and one acts as an Access Point that only serves B/G WiFi (since I have a few mobile devices that only have B/G WiFi) and my main router serves N only.

 

AFAIK the router has the capability of B/G/N and is capable of handling all of those signals, might want to check on the common capabilities of your household devices and cater to those signals only, if they're all G then only broadcast G/N signals etc.


Edited by CramComplex - 3/30/14 at 5:48pm
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