New 100Mbps connection.

Technology QuestionsCategory: NetworkingNew 100Mbps connection.
AvatarGiri Putra asked 6 years ago

Hello Marcel!
I have just recently acquired a 100Mbps Internet and they gave me a free ONT with built-in WiFi that supports up to the N protocol. After doing some speed tests it is obvious that I won’t get anywhere near the speed I paid for via WiFi, which is what everyone in the house mostly use since we don’t own a desktop computer. I changed the channel so it won’t interfere with my neighbor’s but it doesn’t make much difference.
Now my question is, I’m thinking of getting a new router that supports the AC protocol, the TP-LINK Archer C7/C8 to be precise. Do you think I would be able to get at least close to my max speed? 
I would just like to confirm before I buy an expensive new router that wouldn’t make much difference, and an expert’s opinion would be really welcome. Thank you for your time!

1 Answers
Marcel BrownMarcel Brown Staff answered 6 years ago

Just about any new router that has gigabit Ethernet ports should be able to take advantage of your 100 Mbps Internet connection. The question is will an AC router be worth the extra expense? The question really depends on how many devices you have in use at any one time and if any of those devices support the AC protocol. If you don’t have that many devices and they do not support the AC protocol, then you really wouldn’t benefit at this time. But if you have many devices all working at the same time and if any of those devices do support AC, then it might be worth the cost.