MarcoVest January 3, 2012 at 09:43:18 Specs: Windows XP pro, PD 950 4GB
I have a DI-604 D-link router, is it necessay to upgrade to newer router to get faster access to internet? Upgrade Firmware? I have a PD950 processor with Win XP pro and use it for DAYTRADING streaming data and fast executions.
there are a number of deciding variables starting with what you are paying for for internet access. if you think the router is what is slowing things down, run a speed test connected to it and then run another speed test just connected to the modem
Actually the max on copper cable from BT is up to 20Mbs. I regularly get 10Mbs+ It is the new BT Infinity that uses fibre optic that BT claim will go to 50Mbs However you have to be very careful of BTs marketing speak. It can be a bit misleading to the average user..
Having said that, it is what you ISP provides that determines what you get and the price you pay. Upgrading the router will achieve nothing unless you are using a very old Modem that conforms to the original DSL standard in which case 8Mbs will be the max.
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