Hey guys. New to the forum and came to ask what is probably a very simple question.
I'm curious as to whether or not I should purchase new modem and/or wireless router. Our home consists of just my wife and I, but we tend to have several electronics using the WiFi at a time. I usually notice the most trouble when streaming TV. We use Netlfix, Roku and PlayOn. Our biggest issues usually occur with PlayOn, though we do get occasional buffering with all of the streaming devices.
Here is the setup we currently have:
Modem : Cisco DPC3010
Router : Netgear N300
We have Cox internet with the Preferred Internet package. It currently states speeds up to 25 Mbps. However, I know they just announced that this would double to 50 Mbps, though I'm unsure if that has happened yet.
So, my question is, would I receive a big bump by purchasing a new modem and/or router? If so, which is more important and what are some suggestions?
Also, we have a 2-story house that is about 2900 square feet. Our router is in our upstairs attic. Could the location of the router have a big part in the amount of buffering we are experiencing? Is this more of a potential issue than the quality of our modem/router in our case?