Hey all, hopefully someone can help me out with some equipment recommendation. I currently upgraded my internet to 150mbit/10mbit with Cox in my area.
On my network currently I have:
Lenovo ThinkPad T420 (Wireless, Intel Centrino Wireless-N 1000)
PS3 (Wired, Gigabit Ethernet capable)
PS4 (Wired, Gigabit Ethernet capable )
Vizio E500D Internet TV (Wired, not sure if gigabit or 10/100)
Linksys WRT-54G (for my legacy/Wireless-G devices, being used as an extension of my E-1000 with a seperate Wireless-G network for things like my 3DS, wireless printer)
Now, I don't really have any need for fast internet on my WiiU. I only download things once in a while, and the speeds it is able to get is good enough. Having it connected to a good wireless router is good enough for me.
With that being said, I would like to maximize my speeds on my laptop (T420), and on the PS3/PS4. Both PS3 and PS4 are wired, but my laptop is wireless. The laptop has a Intel Centrino Wireless-N 1000, which is theoretically able to handle up to 300mbps.
With that being said, speed tests on my laptop only show about 50-60mbps on http://www.speedtest.net using wireless. I've yet to find a solid way to test my PS4's actual speed, but my router only supports 10/100 ethernet anyways.
What I'm lookng for is:
- A router that is feature-complete, preferably supports DD-WRT, and has at least 4 gigabit ethernet ports. Should also support Wireless-N so that I can use my 150mbit internet connection fully. It would be nice to actually get the 300mbps thoroughput advertised.
- Would be awesome if the router could also have a seperate Wireless-G network, which would eliminate the need for the WRT54G to be hooked up.
- Cabling that supports gigabit ethernet for the PS3/4
- A new wireless card for my laptop, if needed? Or should the Centrino card handle the 150mbit connection with a decent router? I use my laptop about 10ft from my router 99% of the time.
Basically, I'd like to make sure I can use all 150mbit of my bandwith at home without any bottlenecks, especially on the wired PS4/my laptop. I'd love to spend less than $100, or at the most, less than $150, on the router.