Just too many routers, with unclear specs to be able to compare and understand, out there
I don't understand most of it. Oh, I can set it all up correctly at this point (XP), DHCP, DNS, filesharing, all that. Still it's all a big puzzle to me.
Things works just fine, but I'd like to learn a little bit and plan for the future.
Starting with these four questions:
1. taskbar icons: LAN says 100.0 Mbps, Radio one says 54 Mbps. Is that bytes or bits? Refers to between the computer and the router, is that correct? Not releated to the wicked web access?
2. How does all this square with the ISP provider's fiberoptic rate of 5Mbps down and 2Mbps up I pay for - irrelevant? How to explain 100 vs 5 or 2?
3. current setup for the wireless indicates 54Mbps (varies sometimes) at 2.4Ghz radio waves, .g standard of some 8xx rules. Is it correct to assume that it's pointless to get a router with dual band 2.4 and 5GHz frequencies? If not, why not?
4. Real web speed depends on the network congestion? For instance Speedtest.net reports 4.8Mbps down and 1.5Mbps up, on both wired and radio connections. I suppose another router in the path and a firewall drop it a bit from 5/2, correct?
Thanks in advance for few very clear answers.
Edited by tos226, 05 October 2011 - 07:20 PM.