differing BB speeds with different routers

  awest3 18 Aug 12
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Just trying to understand this. I have a dsg934 netgear router from which I get 2.62mb download speed. I thought I'd try one of the newer routers called a sagecom packf@st 2304n however on connecting this I find my download speed has dropped to 1.5mb. I had the opportunity to try a couple more of these new routers and again only got 1.5mb. I've just tried an older Dlink router and again get 1.5mb. As soon as I put the neatgear router back in I'm back to 2.62mb. I've checked the speeds using a couple of the usual speed checkers each time. My understandiing of networks must be lacking somehwere as I did not think the router should affect the BB speed i get other than that due to the speed of the router itself 54 or 108.

  woodchip 18 Aug 12

Not all Routers are Equal. And settings in them will need changing to suit your setup to get the best from them

  woodchip 18 Aug 12
  woodchip 18 Aug 12
  woodchip 18 Aug 12

My speeds on the 3Com are Download 7234 kbps on a old Win98 wired connection and upload is 689 kbps On a 8Meg TT speed I get faster speeds on My Laptop using same router but WiFi

  woodchip 18 Aug 12
  rdave13 18 Aug 12

This link woodchip?

  spuds 18 Aug 12

Different router's may work in different ways, and this can upset some speeds, depending on chipsets in the router's.

I have lost the link to a very good information article about this, but it suggested that with LLU's, it might be a case of getting the correct router to improve better performance, if there are any problems of speed or disconnections.

There is a wealth of information via this link, regarding broadband equipment etc http://www.kitz.co.uk but be prepared for a heavy read into the subject.

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