Look at the data rate of ethernet and wifi and you see that USB 2.0 is well above that. So no way USB 3.0 will help when it comes to this.
If you wanted to install an all 1000BT (gigabit) network then you're all wired up and then the USB 2.0 is only slightly slower by the time you count all the handshakes and more.
Wait if you want, but that's not the bottleneck.
I want to make a major router upgrade and buy something cutting edge and future proof. I want a router for home networking (streaming movies) and to connect a USB HDD (I have a USB 3.0 HDD) to for sharing on the network. However I am really stuck with what to buy and whether to wait. So I have a few questions I would really appreciate some advice on:
1. I don't have any ac compatible hardware, but should I still go for ac, knowing I will have this router for several years, or get a good dual band non-ac router?
2. I would really like quick network access, therefore is it worth getting a router with a USB 3.0 connection (which I don't think any of the current ac routers have). I have read somewhere that the router CPU is always the bottleneck and even if you have 3.0, it will make little difference, can anyone advise (or do they know of a good router which is set up for fast HDD access)?
Thank you in advance for your help, it is greatly appreciated.