Gigabit Switch and ethernet router, or upgrade router? Tags: Routers Switch Ethernet Card Networking Last response: May 8, 2012 5:10 PM in Networking Share nolegrl 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. More about : gigabit switch ethernet router upgrade router Emerald 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. m 0 l sk1939 May 8, 2012 5:10:26 PM A Gigabit switch would work just fine. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedHow would I set up my home network with a modem, router (that lacks Gigabit ethernet), and an 8-port switch? Forum connecting a gigabit ethernet switch (TP-LINK SG1008D) to Xfinity Router (Arris TG 862) Forum SolvedGigabit Network Bottlenecking on Router to Switch Connection Forum SolvedEthernet switch for my router Forum Gigabit switch slower than 100Mbs router Forum SolvedHow to connect a wireless router to an ethernet switch Forum SolvedSetting Up Existing Ethernet Switch to Active Router Connection without Messing Up WiFi Connection (For a Desktop Computer) Forum Solvedethernet 'switch' and router. Forum SolvedDo you have to have a monthly cable service to get your wifi router/Ethernet switch working? I want wifi with no monthly bill, Forum Gigabit switch or router Forum Router with: Gigabit Ethernet, Simultaneous Dual-Band, 4+ ports, USB? Forum Whats the best gigabit ethernet/wireless N ADSL2+ router? Forum Modem to gigabit switch to e1200 wireless router for DHCP Forum SolvedDo I need an Ethernet hub, switch, or even a router to have my Ethernet VOIP telephony box to be hardwired "separately"...? Forum SolvedShould I be using a router or a switch to connect Ethernet controlled devices? Forum Can I use a gigabit switch at full speed with a 100 megabit router? Forum How do i hook up a gigabit switch a router and a 10/100 switch ? Forum 100Mbit Router / Gigabit LAN - Use A Switch? Forum Looking for best dd-wrt gigabit wireless-n router and switch combo Forum Setting up a router as a Ethernet switch Forum More resources Read discussions in other Networking categories Routers Gateways VPN LAN WAN Firewalls Cisco Netgear !