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New modem/ old router


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bhealy

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I'm thinking of buying a 5100 Surfboard modem and connecting it to a Netgear MR814 router.

Will the old router slow my 5100 modem down?
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Remember that your setup is going to be:
Internet > Modem > Router > Computer

The modem is going to operate at the speed it is designed to operate at, because there isn't anything between it and your ISP, so the barrier is going to be your router not being able to transfer all of that data at the same speed the modem is delivering it. Looking at the specs of your router, this shouldn't be a problem for you at all.

If your modem is going to be a 5100b, it can cause the router's setup to fail, see this Netgear KB Article.
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I got the 5101 Motorola surfboard modem and I'm using it on a local ISP.
Not Comcast or anyone like that.
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