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Is there a difference between a 56 mbps router and 300?

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4 years ago#1
My 56 router is working just fine it seems even though the box said that I'd need the 300mbps to game.

So are routers like HDMI cables, they lie to you and tell you need to get the expensive "high speed" box when they all perform just about the same?

Note I'm gaming on a console.
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4 years ago#2
Pretty much. 300 Mbps is just the bandwidth ceiling on that, and I doubt your Internet even comes close to that bandwidth. You should be more concerned with latency and signal strength/range. Just go to speedtest.net or pingtest.net if you have doubts.
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4 years ago#3
Doesn't matter if it's related to the internet unless you're internet speed goes over 56Mbps. For internal transfers between computers over the local network, it makes a big difference.

Since it sounds like you're doing online gaming, I'm going to say no difference.
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4 years ago#4
Won't matter at all. Gaming of any sort doesn't use a ton of data. The numbers are like 20-30mb per HOUR, so any connection above 1mbps to the internet will work fine. The 300mbps is for transferring data from computer to computer, not actual internet usage.
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