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Is My Linksys Router Too Old?


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I have a wired Linksys Router with 2 Phone Ports that is eight or nine years old now. I have two home computers and two home phones connected to the router. The router seems to work fine.
During the past eight-nine years though, my Internet speed through my ISP has increased significantly. I believe back then, I was getting 700KB - 1.0MB per second d/l speed. Now it's 20MB per sec.
So, with that in mind, am I missing out on anything by not having a newer, more current router, or is my old dinosaur just fine?
As a side note, over the past few months I have been experiencing slower Internet speeds and packet loss. That's according to the speed test and ping tests I do online, and via the command prompt. My ISP has had technicians out to the home a few times, and after diagnosis, they always end up telling me it's 'line noise'. They continue to try and find a solution to the problem, but I'm wondering if my old router could be cause. Often when I do a ping test at pingtest.net, my packet loss will be over 20%. Though my router is old, the ISP techs think it works fine.
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take into account that the LAN interface on your router is PROBABLY rated for 100mbps and compare that to your WAN speeds (your "internet" speed of 20mbps). LAN equipment is almost always faster than the internet connection
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take into account that the LAN interface on your router is PROBABLY rated for 100mbps and compare that to your WAN speeds (your "internet" speed of 20mbps). LAN equipment is almost always faster than the internet connection


Yes, that is the case. Thank you for the reply.
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