what do I need?
I just upgraded to premiere from approved. with approved I was getting the full 50mbps with my existing equipment. with the upgrade i'm still only getting 50-55. I connected one of my macs directly to my modem (surfboard 6141) and was able to get 96. I have an ancient netgear rp614 router and two second gen airport base stations. one for upstairs and one for downstairs. the base stations have Gb ports and have a theoretical 300 throughput so I'm guessing they will handle 100-150. i'm thinking the issue is with the old router as those ports are only 10/100. I called cox tech support and she told me what ever i was getting wired would be cut in half by wifi. the fact that i got 96 wired direct and 55 wifi it makes sense. problem is with my old 50mbps service I was getting 50 on both wired and wifi on a regular basis going through the old router. she had no real answer for that. my question is should i just replace the router with a new wired router or would I be better off going with a modem router with wifi like the arris 6900? i dont know much about networking. if i go with one that has wifi, how will it perform dealing with two story house with the modem upstairs at one end of the house and most wifi devices downstairs at the other end of the house. the house is 2000 sq ft. opinions welcome.