I'm trying to make an informed buying decision as we think about upgrading the current Home Network; right now there is a Linksys 'G' band router downstream from a DLS line . (2 are hardwire 10/100bT & two others via 80211g wireless with an additional single draftN unit in 'G' mode).
(Usually there are no more than three online at any given time.)
Right now I have the router locked to 'G'-only mode (no 'B' or mixed mode), and any adapters bought in the future will likely be some sort of draftN type, so what I'm wondering is:
- Are Simultaneous Dual Band routers able to avoid a bottleneck (if there is really one after all) when used with both N and G clients and hooked to a 1.5M DSL residential line? (Or, conversely, is it marketing hype and/or overkill?)
- Has practical experience shown one brand/model to shine over the others?
- Is there a great deal of performance plateaus between single radio, Dual Band, and Simultaneous Dual Band routers?