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Is the 2704n any good???

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Portishead200
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Is the 2704n any good???

Hi. New to plusnet here. ...hmmmm
So,
Just moved from talktalk and I'm immediately finding a difference in internet. The speed appears slower and the range is really bad. My phones WiFi signal even dissappears in house. Never had that before.

Never seen Netflix buffer before and it's started doing it today.
Does anyone know if there should be any difference in speed (I just have basic like for like broadband) and if it would be better to change the router?
I have the two latest talktalk routers and a belkin n wireless f5d8636-4v1.

Help...
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SpendLessTime
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Re: Is the 2704n any good???

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Hi @Portishead200

Welcome to the forums.

I've never used this device but here is an independent review which rates it at 2 out of 5 http://www.expertreviews.co.uk/plusnet/1403635/plusnet-hub-zero-2704n-review

Portishead200
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Re: Is the 2704n any good???

A little concerning then.
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Re: Is the 2704n any good???

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With the feet tucked in you can also mount the router to the wall to get it out of the way.

I wonder what else they got wrong in the review Wink

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Re: Is the 2704n any good???

you can use your own third party router on Plusnet . I believe the Talk talk router is locked down though so you can't use that
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Portishead200
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Re: Is the 2704n any good???

Yes, I will try the belkin. Looks like I could try the hg633 from talktalk.another guy seems to have done it.. Anyone comfirm??
hg633 just looks a bit better though.
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Re: Is the 2704n any good???

With the feet tucked in you can also mount the router to the wall to get it out of the way.

True you can do that, but if you want anything other than the mains supply plugged into the back of it ( such as phone lead/ethernet cables) your stuffed

Moderator's note by Mike (Mav): Quote fixed.

Portishead200
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Re: Is the 2704n any good???

Nevermind. I've changed to another router. Twice the range and speed now. Hurrah!
Ianjr1
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Re: Is the 2704n any good???

Hi

 

can I ask which router you switched to as I am having lots of problems with the 2704n dropping out. 

 

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Portishead200
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Re: Is the 2704n any good???

I have two routers I am currently testing out to make the best of my poor broadband. The dsl-3780 & Huawei hg633.
I have tried the hg633 on both 2.4ghz & 5ghz. It works ok but I do notice the signal is not as strong as the dsl-3780 although the dsl-3780 only transmits on 2.4ghz.
The dsl-3780 has a stronger signal and consistently shows a higher download speed via its own Web page and several speed apps I used.
Nothing scientific here but there does appear to be a difference.
Browsing Web pages is smoother with the dsl-3780.
Had a few drop outs but I've put it down to plusnet system testing my connection as a new customerHuh

(neither router was locked down)

On Another point, I never once lost connection from talktalk in 4 years and the speed was better.