Your Internet speeds don't look horrible; I'm not sure why your pages would be loading so slowly. I honestly don't think the new router is going to improve your Internet connection speeds, as it's unlikely to be the bottleneck.
Can you please do the following:
- Press Start
- Select Run
- Type cmd and press OK
- In the new command prompt window, type tracert google.com > C:\trace.txt
- This command will take a few minutes to complete -- wait for your command prompt to return. Navigate to your C: drive and open the text file trace.txt -- please copy/paste the contents of this file into your next response.
Have you tried plugging your computer directly into your modem and then doing a speed test? Is there any difference?
I have a feeling it's simply an ISP issue. Think of it as a relay race with three runners, A, B and C. Runner A is the Internet, B is your modem, and C is your router. Runner A has to run 500m whilst B and C only run 1m. A is a slow runner. B and C are fast runners. But the problem is that B can't do anything until A reaches him, and C can't do anything until B reaches him. When B does finally reach him, then C only has a very short run to the finish line (i.e. your computer). So, making C a better runner won't overly improve your team's performance, because C plays such a small part. Runner A is the teams 'weak link'.
So, that's a dumb analogy, but I hope it kind of gets the point across -- I think your current router is more than sufficient for your Internet speeds. The only reason I could think of for you getting that router would be if you plan to do a lot
of large file transfers within your network.
If you do think your router is slowing down your Internet, try connecting directly into the modem; this will let you see if the router is indeed a bottleneck.
With that said, I would like to look into why your Internet is loading pages so slowly -- your Internet speeds aren't extremely flash or anything, but they also aren't terrible. Could you try a speed test from SpeakEasy Speedtest
and let me know the results?
Also, Ethernet is, generally speaking, more reliable and consistent in terms of throughput than USB -- my advice would always be to use Ethernet over USB.