In reply to a post by Anonymous:The new BT HH3 has a Ge port in but only so that it can be connected to FTTP if/when it is available. This would enable the 110Mb linespeed, 100Mb throughput promised speed.
I thought I read (on the register perhaps) the HH3 had a 100mb WAN port alongside the ADSL WAN port, and then 4 internal ports of which one is 1000mb (GigE) and the others 100mb (FastE).
But you would only need Gb port when you use fibre.
If N works you get 300mb/sec - and even in my congested wireless area my Draytek gets 140mbps to my laptop.
The Draytek 2820Vn has a single GigE and 3 FastE LAN switch ports, and a single 100mbps WAN port alongside an ADSL2+ port - same as the BT HH3.
Same reasoning for the GigE port - the N wireless is supposed to go faster than 100mbps.
I understand your reasoning, its logical, but I disagree with it. As others have stated there are other routers with four GigE LAN ports, and a GigE WAN port - such as the BIllion. Also what about Virgin Media, who now offer 100mbps, and are talking about 200mbps.
A colleague of mine has 80mbps symmetric VDSL in Sweden - he can't find a router that can keep up with the throughput.
James - be* pro - on THFB - sync about 17.2mbps - BQM