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Will a 10/100 switch speed up my internet browsing?

I'm on a single LAN. Two workstations connect to a Linksys BEFSR41 v2 router. The router's WAN port is connected to the DSL modem. Of course, our ISP has given us limited dl/ul bandwidth. Both computers also have internet access using CAT5 cables and share the LAN bandwidth and ISP bandwidth. BY modifying the current setup by adding a 10/100 switch to the network, I will allow both computers to fully utilize the LAN bandwidth @ 10 or 100 mbps depending on the network cards/cables, therfore increaseing local traffic. However, I'm not quite sure the same concept applies to the WAN traffic, such as internet browsing, downloading and/or uploading. So my question is, will adding a switch improve WAN traffic for both workstations? Why or why not?
 

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Not a bit. You have a specific bandwidth from your ISP, nothing you put behind it will affect that bandwidth. I have a gigabit network behind my broadband account, but my Internet browsing isn't any faster than it used to be. :grin:
 

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How do I mark this thread as closed? The thread tools menu doesn't give me the option to close it or solve it.
 

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It's near the top, "Problem Resolved". I marked it this time.

FWIW, we have issues at times with that option, sometimes it doesn't work for me either. :smile:
 
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