It would be rare for any website to allow over 100Mbps streaming to any individual IP, at the consumer level. But, to answer your question, 300Mbps is the theoretical maximum for "all" of your wireless devices. If you had a 100Mbps broadband maximum for three devices, and all three of those devices were using the internet at the same time via wifi, each device would be limited to 1/3 of that maximum, limiting each device to 33Mbps. If you have 4 devices, you would be limited to 25Mbps, again, assuming all devices were actively downloading. If someone had a 150Mbps broadband connection, they might be affected by such a limitation. Thus is the reason for 300Mbps wireless, even though individual LAN's are limited to 100Mbps. Plus, ethernet basically has 3 standards (10, 100, and 1000), so there is no 300Mbps Ethernet in existence. You can get routers with 1Gbps Ethernet connections, but they cost more. This router is designed as a budget router for those whose needs are met by the specification.
As I understand it the 300 Mbps refers to the total broadcast capacity of the router -- like an A/V system which says 600 watts but is divided among 6 speakers. The 10/100 for Ethernet has been a long-time standard and should be sufficient for data transfer needs (e.g. photos), but heavier usage might want a Gigabit port. Note that the throughput rate for each port is 10/100.
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
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