TechSpot

Linksys - speed booster necessary?

By undiscovered
Jan 20, 2008
  1. I have a linksys wireless router already, but have seen linksys offer their routers with 'speedbooster', is it necessary? Will my connection be stronger?
     
  2. AlbertLionheart

    AlbertLionheart TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,026

    What is more likely to effect performance is local conditions. I would only use the speedbooster if you are transmitting over a long distance or live in an old house (old walls block the signal more than newly built properties).
     
  3. Didou

    Didou Bowtie extraordinair! Posts: 4,274

    I've heard reports of speedbooster giving better transfer speeds but WiFi signal & distance stayed the same. I've tried the Speedboost router & NIC combination & it turns out that Sppedboost made the router overheat making you lose the connection after a few hours/days so I had to turn it off.

    A draft-n router & a NIC of the same possibilities will work much better.
     
  4. sallyduk

    sallyduk TS Rookie

    Speedbooster on the Linksys router isn't essential but I've found an improvement in speed.

    Nothing to do with distances - Linksys sell other routers that extend the standard distances between PC & router. I must be lucky, my Linksys router rarely disconnects from all the gear that it talks to.
     
  5. Didou

    Didou Bowtie extraordinair! Posts: 4,274

    I believe that if you keep the router in a well ventilated area, it can function quite well with the speedbooster functions enabled. Otherwise the router gets hot & the connection quickly becomes unreliable.
     
Topic Status:
Not open for further replies.

Similar Topics

Add New Comment

You need to be a member to leave a comment. Join thousands of tech enthusiasts and participate.
TechSpot Account You may also...