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    I'm using a cheap router, but I use it with a wired connection. So I assume the upload/download is fine. If I went out and bought a very expensive one, would it increase my speeds? Remember, I'm using it wired, not wirelessly.

    (From time or time I use it wirelessly) But my main question is will a new, more expensive router make a decent impact?

    (I'm trying to stream live video)
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    how fast is your internet? Even with a standard full duplex 100mbps/100mbps wired ethernet, your internet is not going to exceed that unless you have one of the very fast tiers on one of a few providers. Thus, no real benefit.

    Wireless can be a different story, especially if it's an old wireless B router or you get poor signal quality.
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    Thanks, helix. How can I test my speed? I think I did it once before, but not really sure. Aren't there websites that do it? I'll test it and post back here with results. You can tell me what you think- If it's worth buying a new one or not. I'm using cox as my provider, btw.
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    Speedtest.net
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    Thx! I'll check it when I get home.
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    Thoughts? I'm using an old Belkin G+ MIMO router. We bought it years ago. Even if the speed doesnt improve, I think it's time for a new one. I get disconnected from time to time while on the ps4. Yeah, it may have nothing to do with the router, but it gives me an excuse to upgrade! lol
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    you're kicking the shit out of my fios
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    Your router isn't hindering your speed
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    Thanks, helix.
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    The older your router the more connection issues you will get though. At least based on my personal experience.
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    Until you need to restart your router more then once a week, or until your isp's speed exceeds the routers capacity (unlikely in our lifetime at current rate of change) upgrading the router is unnecessary.
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    If you're running wirelessly on one of the fastest FIOS tiers, Google Fiber, or the fastest comcast or brighthouse tiers, you'd benefit from upgrading your 802.11A, B, or G router, and possibly even your N (to AC) router depending on the size of your house and your signal strength.
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    Nice!
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    I agree. Had AT&T for many years but so far I am pleased with Comcast.
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    I always find this humorous to do at work...

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    Good lord. Can you go back in time? :)
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    Do you work at EA. My son works there in Orlando!
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    Yep, I'm also there in Orlando. Bet we know each other /nod us gators stick pretty close.
    Also I remember getting more then 100 mbps up last time I'd tried this.

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    Funny story... The website breaks if you can upload/download > 350 mbps. Atleast in firefox.
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