Home networking upgrade

The Setup

We subscribe the Ultimate Internet Package (300/20 Mbps) from Spectrum. The Ultimate Package costs extra, but offers 3x the bandwidth vs the base package. Since I work from home, via the Internet, it’s easy to justify the extra expense.

To maximize that bandwidth, we connect with a Motorola Surfboard cable modem, a Linksys WRT 1900AC router, an 8-port Netgear ProSafe gigabit switch, and Monoprice CAT6 ethernet cable plugged into all the devices here in the Office.

When devices are plugged directly into the network, we often get download speeds ~400 Mbps and connecting to the 5 GHz wireless network, it’s easy to reach speeds ~300 Mbps.

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