hi guys! Im looking to speed up connections on the wireless end of my LAN network. I transfer a LOT of huge files from PC to PC via FTP over the LAN network, sometimes via a wire, and sometimes wirelessly. My wired network is fast enough, but my wireless speeds are limited to 54Mbps (im using the standard 2Wire router that came with my AT&T internet). I want to hook up a wireless access point to my Gigabit switch and just use that and disable the wireless on the 2wire router (I'm assuming that a 300Mbps connection via wireless access point will be faster than the 54Mbps connection on the router for transferring files over the LAN only
- still want the devices connected to it to still be able to access the internet though)
Assuming that the idea is correct, I need a Wireless Access point that is capable of 300Mbps (hell, i might spring for a 450Mbps if you think i should) and has a Gigabit Ethernet port for the internet. I have seen SO many of them that claim 300Mbps wireless speeds, but only have a 100Mbps Ethernet connection. Does that make sense to even do that???
Anyway, I need help finding one that suits my needs.
*300Mbps wireless speeds
*Has a 10/100/1000 Ethernet port
*No more than $110
*Something thats reliable and works well.
I dont really care about what brand it is, as long as it works well.
If i am totally wrong about what i need, please let me know. I dont know much about networking, so im here to learn, So please dont be too critical on my lack of knowledge