Here's how to prepare for 5Gbps, 10Gbps broadband

Tips on how you can gear up for ultra-fast broadband at home.

Here's how to prepare for 5Gbps, 10Gbps broadband
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Signing up for one of the new 10Gbps or 5Gbps broadband? Here's how you can gear up for it.

In my last part of a 3-part Singapore broadband story I wrote for HardwareZone, I explain how you can gear up to experience its full benefits.

Why bother? Simple: The average home user will only experience limited improvements if they don't first update their current setup.

Here's what I covered:

  1. Upgrading your system

Support for 10Gbps Internet is not common today and will probably require you to purchase a 10Gbps expansion card. It's also taxing on the PC too, so you'll probably want a newer device.

  1. Let's talk about Wi-Fi

We love our Wi-Fi. Unfortunately, no Wi-Fi system created yet can give you 10Gbps speed to a single device, despite what extremely creative marketing materials might tell you. I discuss about what's actually possible.

  1. Overhauling your network

Want to share more of your insanely fast (and pricey) 10Gbps broadband with the rest of the family? Here's what you need to do. Yes, more upgrading.

  1. Additional context

Some bonus materials such as the idiosyncrasies of the Internet and how to get maximum performance from your wireless network.

Curious? Here are a couple of posts I wrote recently about fast broadband.

Do you have any plans to upgrade your home broadband beyond 1Gbps?

Read "So you want 10Gbps broadband? Here's how to gear up for it!" here.