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What router/modem should I buy?

  1. #1
    BeeReBuddy African Astronaut [pimp your due marabout]
    Currently I rent one for $5 a month and I would like to own one instead and save that money but I can only justify that if it pays for itself.
    First I plan on contacting my internet provider and determining what speed my plan is "supposed to have" and also what other speeds they offer in case I ever wish to upgrade which I very well might do in the near future.
    Most of my stuff runs off wifi but a couple spots for ethernet cables would be nice just in case I wanna be a hardcore cat lover.

  2. #2
    aldra JIDF Controlled Opposition
    1. what kind of internet connection do you have? what is your current router?
    2. do you stream data over the network from a NAS or something, or do you just do stuff on the internet?
    3. how old are your wireless devices? do you need AC1200 or some shit
  3. #3
    BeeReBuddy African Astronaut [pimp your due marabout]
    I checked my internet plan and it says it is for 30Mbps.

    I just did a speed test and this was the results,

    Honestly that is probably the best I have ever seen it.
    Maybe it is because I moved to a nicer area.

    I need to call them but to keep basic cable and get 100Mbps the price is $89.97 which is a lot more than the $39.10 I am paying for internet and tv on the peasant plan.

    But if I upgrade the modem/router is included in price.

    In which case I really dont need to be buying a router/modem because I will probably coof up the money for a better plan before the router/modem will even pay for itself.
  4. #4
    Always buy your own equipment. A modem/router can be had for $50 or less which could handle your pathetically low bandwidth.
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