Router updating performance model
Firmware is a program or set of instructions that controls hardware like a router or modem. Depending on the Wi Fi equipment that you have, you may want to check the Internet for firmware updates to make sure you're still getting the best performance out of your equipment.One advantage to leasing a wireless gateway from XFINITY is that we regularly update our firmware automatically, so you don't have to check for new updates.Because outdated equipment and firmware can slow down what would otherwise be a fast connection, you'll want to make sure your network setup is always up-to-date to get the most out of your XFINITY Internet service.Like computers and mobile devices, new Wi Fi equipment models are released regularly.Remember that these speeds are theoretical, and you probably won’t see anything near that fast in the real world. Sure, 802.11ac won’t be nearly as fast as promised, but 802.11n and 802.11g are even slower than they appear to be at first There’s more to the standards than these few points, but take it as a quick look at the relative interference and speeds in comparison between these standards.If you’re still using an old 802.11g router for some reason, well — you’re using a wireless standard from twelve years ago. Modern devices released recently should support 802.11ac, and this will only become more common going forward.However, you can always find the model number on the router itself and plug that number into a web search engine.Look at the router’s specifications and check which wireless standards it claims to support.
They’ll definitely be printed on the box the router came in.
802.11n is a bit older, but still in reasonably widespread use — still, it’s not the best you can get.
802.11g is rather dated and you should definitely consider upgrading if you’re still using an old router that only supports this standard.
(You may also be able to find this information in your router’s web interface, too.) Look for standards like “802.11ac”, “802.11n”, and “802.11g”.
802.11ac is the most recent — if you have that, you’re golden.
You aren’t getting everything your new laptops, smarpthones, tablets, TV streaming boxes, game consoles, and other network-connected devices have to offer if you’re using an outdated router.