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LINKSYS WCG200 CABLE GATEWAY / ROUTER HIGH SPEED PORT QUESTIONS

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Hi,

I'm on my third WCG200 Cable Modem Wireless Router.  The ports on this router are 10/100
I have netgear GA311 1000 G Ethernet Cards installed on Web Server and Workstation and CAT 6 rated cables for the 1000 G.  

My Comcast service is 8000 KBPS Download 780 KBPS Upload Speed

I have some questions:

1>  The WCG200 cableModem Router will never transfer at 1000 cause the ports are 10/100; is that right?
2>  Is there a Cable Modem out there that will allow for faster internet bandwidth / speed that doesnt have this port speed bottle neck?
3>  Will the problem be solved if I buy a Gigabit Speed router like, Netgear VPN 25 with 4 Gigabit LAN and Dual WAN port switch?

I want to enhance the performance of my web server even if it is only marginally..  and I'd like to utilize 1000 Gigabit network but I am new to it.  

Thanks for your advice.  
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Hi there kibbs,

Answers appear as follows:

1. The router cannot handle 1000Mbit internal network so can only run at 100Mbit max.  This does not affect your cable connection as it is 8000KBit = (approx) 8Mbit.

2. Since your cable connection is only 8Mbit you do not need a faster hub unless you are transferring big files between PCs on your network.  If this is the case consider buying a small 4/8 port gigabit hub and uplinking it to your existing cable router.

3. You don't need this.  Any equipment purchased will have little or no effect as your network is limited by your cable modem speed in particular your upload rate of 780Kbits as this is the speed which is limiting your webserver responding to incoming requests.  

I think you are getting Megabits confused with Kilobits.

Wadski
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