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    Does a slower router slow the first Modem router down

    I have a recent model (Billion 7800NL) modem router and then I have another older router - Belkin wireless G router - probably about 15 years old. The billion currently connects to the internet and my LAN.

    I wanted to connect the Belkin up to the network and operate it as an access point. I would achieve this by running a cable between the Belkin and the Billion.

    Is the fact that the Belkin being so old going to be a problem? Could it slow down the network just because it is slower than everything else?

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    No problem at all as in setting it up. There would be some limitations to the old router....eg....LAN port speed on it will only be 10/100 and the wifi (G) will only see speeds up to 54 mpbs. If you have wifi devices that support only G then you're good to go. However, if you have wifi devices that support the N standard then I would suggest getting a newer/modern wifi router.
    Last edited by bassfisher6522; 2014-09-19 at 13:19.

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    You could try using the 7800NL as the AP and that could provide N wireless speeds for any N speed capable devices - but for any Billion product specific advice, then register at www.billion.uk.com/forum which is tech monitored by billion_fan.
    Last edited by Sudo15; 2014-09-19 at 07:10.

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    As you are cabling the routers the limit will be the cable speed - 100Mb at best. If this is only for an internet connection then it will be plenty fast enough. If it's for internal network use you may find the network a little slow, but probably won't notice any difference unless you are streaming high def video.

    cheers, Paul

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