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Noob question on wireless routers

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February 14, 2011 8:52:39 PM

Sorry if this question is basic but I'm somewhat of a noob in this area. Does a dual-band wireless router make a difference on components that you have wired into it? I have an old Linksys G wireless modem with 4 ports in the back that I use to plug in my Xbox and TV. A technician came out and ran a speed test and discovered that the speed from the router was 16MB but the speed from my cable modem was 48MB. He said if I upgraded to a dual band N router then I'd see significant improvement in my Xbox bandwidth. The other option was connecting my Xbox directly into my modem but then I'd lose the wireless internet.

Did some digging on the benefits of a dual-band wireless router but doesn't this only affect wireless devices. Not sure how any wired connections that go into the router would be impacted but again I'm a noob in this area.

Thanks for the help.
February 15, 2011 12:22:01 AM

you linksys only has a 10Mb WAN connection.

newer routers, like the Linksys E2000, have a 1000Mb WAN port; therefore, it will take advantage of your 48Mb connection.
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February 15, 2011 2:09:24 AM

Yeah, I've been looking for a nice 1gb router that can optimize the connection to my wired Xbox. I don't need anything high end for the wireless since it's only used to fuel a couple of laptops but to find 1gb routers I'm in the mid-range for price. Based on reviews I like the Netgear Wireless Router for Video and Gaming WNDR37AV.
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February 15, 2011 8:01:30 PM

MB or mb?

who do you have that provides 48 megabytes/sec bandwidth .. id like to sign up.
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February 15, 2011 10:35:27 PM

Mediacom
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