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Gigabit Switch and ethernet router, or upgrade router?

Last response: in Networking
May 8, 2012 3:25:00 PM

I'm buying a Synology DS212 soon and it supports a gigabit connection. I only have an ethernet router. Should I buy a switch or upgrade my router to take advantage of the gigabit transfer speeds?

I plan on using my NAS to stream 1tb+ of movies, videos, music, etc. to my Apple tv 2. I also have a PS3 and Xbox that I use online.

I appreciate any advice. Thank you.
May 8, 2012 5:09:02 PM

a giga switch or router will only help when both devices have a giga network card.

and it will only improve the local network but not the internet.
May 8, 2012 5:10:26 PM

A Gigabit switch would work just fine.
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