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Windows 7: Fastest Wired Router


28 Jan 2013   #1

Win 7-64
 
 
Fastest Wired Router

For a number of reasons I don't like wireless networks.

So with three computers and a bunch of peripeherals, I've got lots of ethernet cable running everywhere.

I am also certifiably insane.

For that reason, I swapped our all my CAT 5 cable with CAT 6 and therefore have the following question:

My router is a D-Link DGL-4100 4-Port GamerLounge Broadband Gigabit Gaming Router
Amazon.com: D-Link DGL-4100 4-Port GamerLounge Broadband Gigabit Gaming Router: Electronics

Since I need more ports, I added the NETGEAR PROSAFE 8-PORT ETHERNET DESKTOP SWITCH GS108 Newegg.com - NETGEAR 8 Port Gigabit Business-Class Desktop Switch - Lifetime Warranty (GS108)

It was the best at the time but is now a bit old. Would I be wise to upgrade to a faster Wired Router or just stick with the D-Link? The Netgear Switch is so darned fast, I'm afraid the D-Link Router is too slow to keep up.

Speed Kills - and I am more than ready to die!

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28 Jan 2013   #2

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Your router appears to have 4 Gigabit LAN ports so it's not really slowing down your new Gigabit switch at all.

I used the gamer lounge router long ago but I now use the D-Link DIR-655 which has wireless also.

I went with Cat6 awhile back also.

The general difference between category 5e and category 6 is in the transmission performance, and extension of the available bandwidth from 100 MHz for category 5e to 200 MHz for category 6. This includes better insertion loss, near end crosstalk (NEXT), return loss, and equal level far end crosstalk (ELFEXT). These improvements provide a higher signal-to-noise ratio, allowing higher reliability for current applications and higher data rates for future applications.
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28 Jan 2013   #3

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

I don't like wirelss either


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28 Jan 2013   #4

Win 7-64
 
 

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I don't like wirelss either
Doc, you are certifiable, you know.

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Your router appears to have 4 Gigabit LAN ports so it's not really slowing down your new Gigabit switch at all.
True. But the WAN port is only 100 Mbs., which means you're probably lucky to get half that. Am I right or wrong that the WAN port is the so-called weak link - especially if all 3 computers are on the internet and/or downloading?
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29 Jan 2013   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Okay so what internet speeds do you pay for?
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29 Jan 2013   #6

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by incurablegeek View Post
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I don't like wirelss either
Doc, you are certifiable, you know.

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Your router appears to have 4 Gigabit LAN ports so it's not really slowing down your new Gigabit switch at all.
True. But the WAN port is only 100 Mbs., which means you're probably lucky to get half that. Am I right or wrong that the WAN port is the so-called weak link - especially if all 3 computers are on the internet and/or downloading?
I'm not sure why it's listed like that but I had this same router and it was running at Gb speeds but I like the DIR-655 much better, has all Gb port. It also had the same ISP speeds as the 655 so I'm not sure that one slower port matters much unless you have fiber optic ISP or something very fast.

And I like wireless because it's only as good as you make it and most people DO NOT know how to make it fast and reliable, but I do.
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