I have a new My Book Live 3TB. Currently have a Linksys E2500 router on cable internet. Running on Macbook Pro OSX 7.
I’m having a hard time finding an exact answer on the interwebs. It’s to my knowledge that the rate limiting factor is typically the ISP. With that said, should I upgrade my Linksys E2500 router to a router with gigabit ethernet to maximize my My Book Live? Will transferring files via local network speed up with a gigabit router? Will accessing photos away from local network speed up and/or will video streaming be improved with a gigabit router? Sorry for the n00b question but I’ve done as much searching as I can with my limited knowledge of routers and networking and hit a wall. Any further explanation of the benefits of gigabit and how it relates to the my book live series would be great as well!
If I should upgrade, what are the current best gigabit routers (was thinking netgear WNDR4500 or Linksys EA4500).