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So if I upgrade my router, will my wireless backup speed increase? Or will I only acquire fast speed through my Gigabit connection?
post #12 of 15
Gigabit is fastest. Though a wireless N router + wireless N adapter is the fastest wireless I know of
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Originally Posted by maervince015 View Post

So if I upgrade my router, will my wireless backup speed increase? Or will I only acquire fast speed through my Gigabit connection?

It all depends on the router. You can find many different kinds with different standards of wireless routers. You will need Gigabit LAN ports as well as probably atleast Gigabit Wireless also. This ASUS router is pretty well specd: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833320091&ignorebbr=1
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Gotcha. Okay. Here's what I would suggest:

If your backup software does a single initial backup and then pushes just the changes, then this will work well. If you need to push 250GB of data per day over wireless.... well... there are systems that can do that with ease, but yours isn't one of them. frown.gif

Let's assume for a moment that your wireless network is a 20MHz channel 2.4GHz network as I suspect that it is. If both devices are 802.11n, then it is likely that your maximum effective REAL THROUGHPUT (not your data rate) is somewhere around 60-70 megabits per second. That translates into 600-700GB per day of data transfer, or about 200GB per 8 hours.

Sounds like what you propose will work.... but a cable is always best. And I say that as a Wi-Fi guy. tongue.gif
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Quick question, why would you need to back up your whole harddrive?

Limit your backup to a few documents folders and what have you. Also, no reason to back up the same music /movies again and again.

Look at differential/incremental backups, select only the folders that contain user content, and your nightly backup would likely be a few megabytes.
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