Would using an Ethernet splitter slow down my connection?
So we just moved in a new place with a 150 Mbps connection. The thing is I can only get the full 150 Mbps when I plug my laptop straight into the modem. If I use a router (Belkin Dual band N router I should add), I get around 20 Mbps on wifi and 80 Mbps when using a LAN port. My guess on why it's so low is because we live in a complex with a lot of apartments, but that doesn't explain why I only get 80 Mbps on the LAN port. I don't mind having a lower speed on Wifi, but I want to make sure my desktop gets the full 150 Mbps and it seems I can only do that right now by plugging it straight into the modem. My quick fix would be to have a splitter where one cable went to my desktop and the other went to the router. But I honestly don't even know if that would work. So what do you guys think?
13thmonkey said:your router seems to only have 100Mbit ports. getting a 4 port Gbit or 1000/100 switch would solve this.
That would make a lot of sense actually. Our previous apartment had only 60 Mbps, so it wasn't an issue. I'll try it out with a gigabit router and see if it changes anything.
13thmonkey said:gigabit hub/switch, then one cable to router and one to PC. The wifi will constrain you below 100 anyway so there is no need to upgrade router,
Would I be able to upgrade to a router that gave me over 100Mbps over lan and wifi? such as this one?
or can no router get over 100 Mbps?
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