Re: router speed
I'm using a combination of both. I can share files across my LAN and the bottleneck would be my router which transfers data at 54mbps max. whereas my NIC supports speeds up to 1gbps. My cable modem has a throughput of 100mbps, but only max 6mbps goes through. Isn't that crazy? So many bottlenecks.
*Fact: Microsoft Window's Blue Screen of Death vs Computerforums.org's White Screen of Death. Which is worse?