Does A Router Matter As much as your DL Speed?

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#1 Posted by KurupSoldr (4094 posts) -

I pay a pretty good price for my internet speed, everytime i do speed tests its crazy fast but for DL on the PS3 it drives me insane 1200mb takes roughly 3 hours to DL. I have a linksys wireless router i bought about 3 years ago does that matter or is it time to update routers to a newer linksys?

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#2 Posted by Blaiyze1 (975 posts) -

I pay a pretty good price for my internet speed, everytime i do speed tests its crazy fast but for DL on the PS3 it drives me insane 1200mb takes roughly 3 hours to DL. I have a linksys wireless router i bought about 3 years ago does that matter or is it time to update routers to a newer linksys?

KurupSoldr

I hope your not paying too much for your internet (could you give me a speed?) but the fact a router only makes a slight difference... 3 hours is abit much (once again depends on how fast your internet really is). It takes me approx. 1 and a half hours for something like that (i have 1mbps).

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#3 Posted by PonyPS3 (63 posts) -

I pay a pretty good price for my internet speed, everytime i do speed tests its crazy fast but for DL on the PS3 it drives me insane 1200mb takes roughly 3 hours to DL. I have a linksys wireless router i bought about 3 years ago does that matter or is it time to update routers to a newer linksys?

KurupSoldr

The router will have a HUGE impact. Because no matter how fast your up/down speeds are, they will be limitted by the speed of the wireless signal. If you are looking for speeds as fast as what is advertised by your ISP, you will need to actually use a wired connection.

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#4 Posted by KurupSoldr (4094 posts) -
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I pay a pretty good price for my internet speed, everytime i do speed tests its crazy fast but for DL on the PS3 it drives me insane 1200mb takes roughly 3 hours to DL. I have a linksys wireless router i bought about 3 years ago does that matter or is it time to update routers to a newer linksys?

Blaiyze1

I hope your not paying too much for your internet (could you give me a speed?) but the fact a router only makes a slight difference... 3 hours is abit much (once again depends on how fast your internet really is). It takes me approx. 1 and a half hours for something like that (i have 1mbps).

i just did a speed test DL is 15793kbs upload was 5589 kbs so.... ( site = speakeasy.net

DL 7748 kbs UL 4756 kbs @speedtest.net

kind of a big difference but none the less not bad speeds either way

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#5 Posted by Dogswithguns (11359 posts) -
Linksys paid $150.00 for it doesnt work very well with PS3 or PCgames. trust me, I have one. it has firewall builtin and it's blocking it that's why it takes forever to download..... before I had Netgear wifi router $29.00 works better. yes, it does matter...... now I used wired router, the best.
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#6 Posted by Blaiyze1 (975 posts) -
[QUOTE="KurupSoldr"]

I pay a pretty good price for my internet speed, everytime i do speed tests its crazy fast but for DL on the PS3 it drives me insane 1200mb takes roughly 3 hours to DL. I have a linksys wireless router i bought about 3 years ago does that matter or is it time to update routers to a newer linksys?

PonyPS3

The router will have a HUGE impact. Because no matter how fast your up/down speeds are, they will be limitted by the speed of the wireless signal. If you are looking for speeds as fast as what is advertised by your ISP, you will need to actually use a wired connection.

Wait to the TC do you use your router wirelessly?? or through a wired connection?? Btw... thing about your speed didnt make alot of sense.... 15000kb is 15mbs... 15mbps is crazy and i would think its imposible right!?

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#7 Posted by KurupSoldr (4094 posts) -
[QUOTE="PonyPS3"][QUOTE="KurupSoldr"]

I pay a pretty good price for my internet speed, everytime i do speed tests its crazy fast but for DL on the PS3 it drives me insane 1200mb takes roughly 3 hours to DL. I have a linksys wireless router i bought about 3 years ago does that matter or is it time to update routers to a newer linksys?

Blaiyze1

The router will have a HUGE impact. Because no matter how fast your up/down speeds are, they will be limitted by the speed of the wireless signal. If you are looking for speeds as fast as what is advertised by your ISP, you will need to actually use a wired connection.

Wait to the TC do you use your router wirelessly?? or through a wired connection?? Btw... thing about your speed didnt make alot of sense.... 15000kb is 15mbs... 15mbps is crazy and i would think its imposible right!?

all wireless and thats why i did two different speed tests try both those sites and see what you get the other site made better sense to me as well