What router/modem should I buy?
2021-01-11 at 5:49 AM UTCCurrently 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.
2021-01-11 at 5:51 AM UTC1. 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
2021-01-11 at 11:12 PM UTCI 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.
2021-01-12 at 1:30 PM UTCAlways buy your own equipment. A modem/router can be had for $50 or less which could handle your pathetically low bandwidth.