Hi. I have just had a 500mbps fibre connection installed. I want to extract maximum value out of this connection as I run an app that serves out real-time data - and any reduction in latency improves overall quality.
However the current configuration doesn't make full use of this connection. Firstly, they supplied me with this router => http://www.trustedreviews.com/networking/r...-Home-Router/p1
- which is nonsensical when you consider it doesn't allow delivery of what this connection is capable of. I will replace it (open to suggestions by the way).
Secondly, I need to replace the 10/100 LAN card in the pc to a gigabit card. I see cheap gigabit cards (€20) on ebay and more expensive ones (€70). Anyone know what the difference is between these as I can't seem to find an explanation online??
After that, data has to reach this usb smartcard => http://www.maxdigital.nl/?action=pagina&am...id2=3&id3=7
. Is there anything between the cardreader and the gigabit ethernet card within the pc that will act as a bottleneck in terms of latency (memory and cpu usage are not a factor with this application)???
I guess the usb 2.0 reader is a bottleneck in itself as its either 120 or 180mbps?
Any thoughts on the subject would be really appreciated.