Question about NetGear MR814 Wireless Router
The answer to this is yes and no.
Wireless speeds are not up to gigabit on any router that I know of. You may be able to have a wired Gigabit connection on a wireless router, but not wireless. But this would not speed up your Internet browsing (wireless or not).
A new router would probably improve your Internet browsing speed, but perhaps not for the reason you may think.
1, Your line speed has probably increased since you purchased your current router and a new router would probably deal with it better.
2, You may be able to put a new wireless card in your PC that would allow you to use G or some of the other faster wireless connection methods.
Ultimately your Internet browsing speed is governed by the line speed, the contention in your area, the general speed of the Internet. Changing your router will just help make your internal network traffic more efficient.
Here is a Good Guide from Microsoft that I would follow BEFORE spending any money.
Basically what it says is 1, ensure you have a clean connection to the Internet, 2, update all your firmware so that every thing is as good as it can be.
Read the article, do what it says and then consider if you need to upgrade the router. At the end of the day your Internet speed will never be better than the speed that you have paid for. If you pay for 2Mb and http://www.speedtest.net says you are getting 1.9Mb then you are doing well and the best you can improve things is by .1Mb. Maybe you need to get a faster connection.
If you pay for 2Mb and you are only getting 1Mb (and you have done all the recomendations) Maybe you need a new router.
Hope this helps
Posted on Oct 05, 2008
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