and i was wandering that since it has gigabit ethernet ports would the modem bottleneck the speed of the conection i have the Embarq (ZyXEL) 660 Series modem and it only connects with 10/100. so if i hook up the router with gigabit ethernet ports. would i not get all of the performance of the router? or should i get a new modem that supports gigabit ethernet.
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Your router will not be a bottleneck for currently available Internet speeds, as long as your ISP provides under 80Mbps fast Ethernet (100Mbps) and gigabit (1000Mbps) are indistinguishable.