Is there any difference in ethernet performance amongst WiFi routers with 1Gb ports?

viivo

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For example, between an AC1200 router thats costs around $30 and an AC5400 that is ~$300. Both have Gigabit ethernet ports - would there be a noticeable difference in wired network performance?

I'm asking because I want to justify a new router purchase, but the one I have now works fine for wired and wireless. But any improvement to wired performance/stability would be reason enough to upgrade.
 

auntjemima

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For example, between an AC1200 router thats costs around $30 and an AC5400 that is ~$300. Both have Gigabit ethernet ports - would there be a noticeable difference in wired network performance?

I'm asking because I want to justify a new router purchase, but the one I have now works fine for wired and wireless. But any improvement to wired performance/stability would be reason enough to upgrade.
No. gigabit is gigabit.
 

Haven

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If there is any performance difference it won't be because of the Ethernet ports. It will be CPU, memory, and what things the routers do.
 

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There are also multi gig Ethernet ports which allow for 2,3,4 gig transfer speed but you would also need a switch which supports that.
 
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