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Does size matter?

Last response: in Networking
October 28, 2010 7:10:52 PM

I am finally caving to my children and getting internet, but I know next to nothing about this. I signed up for AT+T through Directv at 8 mb but received a phone call saying I cuold only get 1.5 mb. I bought Netgear for a router. Is this enough to run an aging Mac, an XBox, a newer laptop, and a fair-older hp laptop?
I know everyone is going to be downloading movies, and gaming all at once.
signed -- single mom with small picket book.

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October 28, 2010 7:49:39 PM

1.5mb will be slower if everyone is using everything at once. Downloading will be the biggest hits.
It will do the job but probably less than ideal. Though, this is a good time to teach how to compromise.

Streaming movies over Netflix will be more than enough. Gaming and downloading will suffer.