Are there any real benefits to this setup?
Hi everyone . Just wanted to ask a quick question concerning network setup. Current network setup is as follows:
Subscribed to Comcast's Performance tier internet and usually get anywhere from 22-27mbps down and 4-5mbps up which has treated us well.
Xfinity SMCD3GNV gateway modem in bridge mode so I can use my own router
Desktop #1 is hard wired to router
Desktop #2 is wirelessly connected
Macbook wirelessly connected
Xbox 360 S hard wired to router
Nokia Lumia 900 wirelessly connected
Now my question has to do with two different routers. I have a Linksys e1200 (v2) and an Asus rt-n56u. You are probably thinking why would he even consider using the Linksys when the Asus is far superior. That is what I want to know as well, but let me explain. Our setup isn't demanding whatsoever and we have no devices that can take advantage of the Asus 5ghz band on the rt-n56u. Desktop #1 is used for watching Youtube, Twitch.tv, and some online gaming, Desktop #2 is only used for Youtube and Facebook, and the only other demanding thing is the Xbox. Would we gain any advantage to using the rt-n56u over the e1200 considering most of the network traffic is done with hard wired devices? I guess I just need to be convinced that the Asus is far superior to the e1200 in my particular situation. Thanks for your time.
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The stock N56U firmware is now mature and it has a blazingly fast setup with gobs of throughput. It is unique due to its packet processing engine offloaded from the CPU. So it can handle over 35,000 connections (nothing you throw at its NAT will make it choke). Furthermore its switch allows not only VLAN tagging (many do) but it also allows 802.1p tagging. You would be hard pressed to find a business router or a business switch - nevermind consumer products - that do that as well. (most units can recognize tagging but cannot actually insert them into the packet stream - instead they use proprietary schemes to move traffic that are mapped to the standard).
To put it simply, I would use the asus as my router.
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