Solved Will a 42 Mbps cablmodem support a 300 Mbps wireless router?

May 28, 2012 at 13:53:00
Specs: Windows XP
Will a 42 Mbps cable modem support a 300 Mbps wireless router? Do these numbers make a difference or do they mean different things for each type of hardware (are we talking apples and oranges)? I need to upgrade to the 300 Mbps N router to cover a larger area and more computers.

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May 28, 2012 at 17:10:11
You can't exceed the ISP's ability or the modem's ability to move data so it doesn't make much difference.

The lan speed may help your intranet speeds.

Using tools to help protect your lan/wan and using settings if available may increase your perceived speeds to the web. Blocking junk sites and bad sites and games and facebook and such all improves a business's ability to do real work.

Hang up and live.

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May 28, 2012 at 19:45:20
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The modem is actually for accessing the internet, while the 300 mbit/s wireless router is for internal lan accessing. The modem has also a LAN connector, where you can connect the wireless routers WAN port to. The connection between the modem and the router is either 100 mbit/s or 1000 mbit/s, depending on the two devices.
But the modem speed from and to the internet cannot exceed the ISPs line speed.

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May 29, 2012 at 18:26:43
How can I find out my ISP's line speed?

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May 30, 2012 at 07:20:39
You can take a look at the contract form you got from your ISP, you can call your ISP or you may see the maximum speed in the routers setup web interface (depends on the router model).

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