Wireless N 300 with 100 Mbps switch?

D-link Dir-615 wireless n router
September 16, 2010 at 16:54:41
Specs: Windows XP Pro SP3, Pentium 4 HT, 3.00 GHz-x64-1 Gb. DDR-400
So, What is the point of buying a Wireless N 300 router with a 10\100 Mbps switch? Your wired computer will be running at 100 Mbps while your laptop will be at 300 Mbps. So, it you are planning on upgrading, buy something with a gigabit switch.

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September 16, 2010 at 19:16:28
Although Wireless N 300 router will be rated at 300 Mps, that is only a theoretical maximum. In practice you will often get a lot less, even dropping to your 100 Mbs speeds. So don't go throwing your 100 Mbs switches away just yet.



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September 17, 2010 at 05:14:06
Stuart is correct.

Also, the LAN ports on that N router are also likely to be 100 Mbps too so while your wireless client may connect to the router itself at 100 Mbps or slightly higher (I doubt you'll see 300 Mbps) it will still only be communicating with other LAN devices at 100 Mbps.

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How charged with punishments the scroll,
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I am the captain of my soul.

***William Henley***

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