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So it's time to replace my 5-year-old 4-port D-Link wired modem, it can no longer handle 2 computers browsing internet at the same time.

I was looking at this one: http://www.dlink.co.nz/products/?pid=784
It shows various D-Link network adapters that will work with it, (RangeBooster ones), I was wondering if only those adapters will benefit from "RangeBooster" or if any other adapters will benefit too,
eg. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...NK%20TL-WN722N

Also, I don't see anywhere in the router info saying that it supports 1Gbit internet (which I think my motherboard supports) - is there any major benefit going from 100Mbit to 1GBit connection? (my net connection is about 17MBit D/l)
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Gigabit would only be useful in two scenarios:

1) You have a broadband package over 100 mbps (not happening with DSL).
2) You frequently do large transfers between wired computers in your network.
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you can keep your modem if it works fine for one pc
and get a good router with 10/100/1000 lan ports and wireless n

plug the wan port from the router into a lan port on your modem and its good to go

if its a bandwidth issue, contact your isp about a faster intenet connection
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Originally Posted by ffejrxx View Post
you can keep your modem if it works fine for one pc
and get a good router with 10/100/1000 lan ports and wireless n

plug the wan port from the router into a lan port on your modem and its good to go

if its a bandwidth issue, contact your isp about a faster intenet connection
I'd rather buy a new modem+router(2-in-1) because I know my current modem is going to stop working very soon, at most a year I'm guessing, so if I just get a router now I'm looking at yet another upgrade in a years time.

ps. Can anyone answer my first question about compat. with different adapter + whether I will lose potential performance by not using the D-Link officially recommended ones?
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it will work with any g/n wireless device
the list is their supported rangebooster devices

i imagine ist alot like the super g devices from linksys
they didnt give much of a boost over g than any other g nic's
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