10,20,25, 40, and 50 Gigabit Eithernet? and wireless?

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  1. M17XR42012

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    I am old enough to remember Appletalk, Token Ring and all the old school networking standards that by todays standards would never support transfer rates we are looking for.

    But we live in 2017 and technology has pushed along and things have gotten faster. The house was recently re-wired with Cat 7, 1000Mhz Eithernet and the 10G copper switches are arriving in a few weeks. Netgear seems to the the most reasonably priced way to go for 10G copper switchs. HP, Dell, Cisco are still crazy expensive.

    And while everywhere in the world cannot enjoy Google Fiber or 1 Gig down and 1 Gig Up, it's going to happen and that is what I have available in my area.

    The problem I am having is where are the routers with 4 or 8 10 Gig ports? Netgear released a new router not to long ago the Nighthawk 10x.... but They put a 10G SFP port for connecting a NAS to the router. That seems kinda pointless if the 8 port switch in the router is limited to 1Gig.

    Keep in mind, I don't know many individuals that need 10G for 1 user, but if you have a 3 or 4 bedroom home, each person has 1 or 2 computers, each room has a smart tv, an xbox, a playstation, etc. Then each person has a personal phone and a work phone. All of a sudden depending on what each user is doing with all those devices 1G starts getting consumed pretty quick.

    What if you have parties with 50 people over and everyone is on Wifi? I believe that T-Mobile mentioned that sometime this year they were doing upgrades to give 4G LTE users access to 1gig down and 1 gig up over LTE.

    Back to the Netgear 10x Router...... Well, it has 3 or 4 (I do not remember specifically) transceivers, so while you probably won't get 1g down and 1g up on wireless AC, I can have many more wireless ac devices connected to the router without causing the router to lock up.

    Ultimately I am looking for a home router with 10,20,25, 40, and 50 gig switching fabric or the capability to handle that level of bandwidth.
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