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  Reply # 1647278 7-Oct-2016 13:27
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Most 100Mbit fibre connections are over a provisioned, so you can get around 110Mbit real-world in some scenarios.

Regardless of that, 100Mbit gear won't do 100Mbit in any way you'd probably be measuring it (due to overheads.)




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  Reply # 1647283 7-Oct-2016 13:31
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Have you thought about Power line adapters? there are some gigabit ones now.


 
 
 
 




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  Reply # 1647291 7-Oct-2016 13:37
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Detruire: Most 100Mbit fibre connections are over a provisioned, so you can get around 110Mbit real-world in some scenarios.

Regardless of that, 100Mbit gear won't do 100Mbit in any way you'd probably be measuring it (due to overheads.)

 

So basically, you're saying I need a gigabit switch to hope to get to my full internet speed potential?




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  Reply # 1647293 7-Oct-2016 13:39
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maxeon:

 

Have you thought about Power line adapters? there are some gigabit ones now.

 

 

I haven't really considered it - I should be able to get change out of $100 for a gigabit switch and some kind of wifi providing device... wouldn't the powerline option be twice that?


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  Reply # 1647302 7-Oct-2016 14:06
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Buying 100 meg gear nowdays is just a false economy. It will bottleneck on any internal streaming to the point it is affecting your internet connection, even if you stay on the 100 meg plan.

 

In general an accesspoint sold for home use will be called a range extender. But not all range extenders can be set to be a plain accesspoint or wifi repeater depending on the config settings. So check the documentation before you buy any of them.

 

There are some with a 4 port switch in them as well, but I lost interest when I saw it was 100 meg only so didnt look to see if it was also able to be an accesspoint or was stuck as a wifi repeater.





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  Reply # 1647323 7-Oct-2016 14:28
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Buying 100 meg gear nowdays is just a false economy. It will bottleneck on any internal streaming to the point it is affecting your internet connection, even if you stay on the 100 meg plan.

 

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... and (unmanaged) gigabit switches are dirt cheap.  smile





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  Reply # 1647325 7-Oct-2016 14:30
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The problem is that most of the extenders that do have 4 ports, have 100 megabit switching in them, even tho they have AC750 and N300 wireless. Guess its just a cost cutting measure or to push people to get the more expensive routers that can also be turned into an AP if they want.

 

Linksys seems to be the worst for not letting you change into AP mode, all the new ones lack it. Dlinks seem to all do it but to get one with a gig switch in it is way more than a router that can also do AP mode.





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  Reply # 1647336 7-Oct-2016 14:48
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I've a single RJ45 in my lounge.  I use a switch and have no issues.  Connected to sky, av receiver, dvd player and a pc. 

 

I've never had any issues using two devices at once.  Local drive and web streaming of video work well.

 

I haven't tried three.





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  Reply # 1647367 7-Oct-2016 15:39
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5 port netgear switch is about $35 from PB tech, and then get something like this: https://www.gowifi.co.nz/wireless/uap-ac-lite.html

 

little bit more than your $100 but its good gear and supports the latest technology of WI-FI so you are somewhat future proofed.


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  Reply # 1647378 7-Oct-2016 16:12
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Agree with others, don't even consider 100Mbps gear. Make your network gigabit. It's not just about your Internet speed, it's about being able to back up and feed files at gig speed. 


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