Originally Posted by Aawa
Even if your router is 100Mbs you can still have a 1000Mbs network (except for the internet connection) Just get a 1000Mbs switch that has 16 ports on it. Even though your router is 100Mbs you will not reach that speed with your internet at home most likely. Most home connections have a 10Mbs/1 15Mbs/2 etc connections. Fios I believe can be something in the range of 45Mbs/45Mbs. But non surpass the 100Mbs speed. So your devices wont notice any speed difference in your internet connection between a 1000Mbs router and 100Mbs router.
A 16 port GigE (1000Mbs) switch will run a little over $100.00 which would be a cheaper solution than purchasing a new GigE router w/ GigE 8 Port switch.
If you do want to get a new router look at the Asus RT-N16. It is a beast of a router w/ a/b/g/n wireless with usb ports it can act as a print server as well as connecting usb storage to it. The stock firmware leaves much to be desired but flashing DD-WRT is easy make the router a beast. I just put this router in place at my house tonight as the wireless on my old router crapped out on me. This is a router that is sub $100
Yeah, I may do that, just get the switch since I have the router.
On the other hand. I don't have it yet (but may get it soon) 60Mb/s / 25Mb/s connection. And they are supposed to roll out with 100Mb/s / 50Mb/s either late this year or early next year, as well as switch over to IP based television. I have Eatel FiberEdge. But still, a 100Mb/s router should still cover me.
So which 9-port switch should I get? Does it matter the standards or if it is unmanaged or managed, etc.?Edited by Shrimpykins - 1/7/11 at 2:55pm