I have a Linsys E2000 router and I wonder how you can tell which protocol it is connecting with?
We have an old laptop running Windows 7 ( cause my owner uses it and I don't want to stress her out with Windows 8
) and a Wii and a PS3 and this desktop and my Surface Pro ( original ). I have to keep the router on 2.4 ghz in order to keep everything connected. The Surface Pro is the only thing that even runs on N I believe. Not sure about the PS3 but I know the Wii won't connect on the higher protocols. Not that it matters too much to keep the Wii updated since they don't support it anymore. I only use it for a glorified weight scale every morning anyway.
But when I tried to to to the 5ghz stuff didn't work and I'm wondering how to determine which protocol things are actually connecting on.
As another issue, this Linksys router doesn't stream well to the PS3. I get lots of spooling even though speedtest.net says I am running at 30 mbps down and 10 mbps up. Streaming works pretty well with the desktop which is wired to the router via ethernet cable.
I've been thinking I might need a new router or router and modem but I don't have anything that uses the new AC protocol, as far as I know unless the PS3 would.
I'm probably going to get a new 4K TV in June. The new models are coming out soon. Samsung is due in April and Sony is due May 19 I believe it is and I'm waiting for the new ones and I will get one that is a Smart TV that can connect to the internet directly without going through the PS3.
Anyone know if they use the new AC protocol?
I'm wondering if I should get the newest routers or save some bucks and try to find an older one that doesn't have AC protocol but is still newer and better for streaming than this old E2000 router.