i.e. is it feasible? I have an old MacBook Pro and a Linux box with much faster hardware. Both are connected to the internet via a 1Gb switch to a 1Gb router to the modem. Plugging the early 2011 Mac directly into the modem yields a speedtest.net speed of 180Mb. With the router in between, it is about 90Mb and unchanged with switch + router. My high-powered Linux box (32GB RAM with 8-4GHz cores) gets up to almost 1/3 of these speeds. I am disappointed.