If you do a lot of data transferring between two devices, then I would suggest you go with gigabit; make sure everything inbetween the two devices is gigabit or else it will be bottlenecked.
if you are going wireless, then 54 mbps would be your bottleneck, which means you would need a new router instead of a switch, since router isnt hardline.
That's what I meant by streaming and why I included the local network part. I was talking about an HTPC-like setup in another section of the house running something like Plex, not Netflix.
He said he disabled the wlan and only using it as a switch (wired!), so it should be a regular 10/100 switch and that's up to 100Mbps, not 54Mbps of a wireless connection.
Why will it be limited to 54mbps? The user manual says the ports are 10/100mbit so there's no reason why he won't get close to the max. I normally got around 90mbps on my hardwired LAN before I switched to gigabit switches. And 10/100 is more than fast enough for even the highest bitrate 1080p content.
You're both right, wasn't thinking. Fixed my post.
Last edited by cmorris1441; 05-17-2013 at 04:03 PM..
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