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Lower speed with new router...

kingkong69
Dabbler
Posts: 19
Registered: 06-02-2011

Lower speed with new router...

Hi all,
I have brought a new router today and already have got it working with my internet connection however the speed had dropped from approx 1.3mb to 0.9mb.
The downstream data rate now is 1312kb but before I swapped the router it was approx 1712kb so how long will it take for me to get my usual speed?Huh
Thanks
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Devonian
Grafter
Posts: 1,854
Registered: 01-05-2011

Re: Lower speed with new router...

When I connected a home hub 3 I found it would sync 3 meg lower than the PlusNet Thompson.
Some routers sync lower than others, maybe thats the problem?
Community Veteran
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Registered: 15-06-2007

Re: Lower speed with new router...

It won't
I tried a Netgear DG834G v5 and it was significantly worse than my DG834G v4 (different chipset)
You obviously have a very long line so many routers won't work as well.
Which routers have you changed from and to
jojopillo
Grafter
Posts: 9,786
Registered: 16-06-2010

Re: Lower speed with new router...

Hi kingkong69,
I changed from my Thomson to a Netgear and my sync went down from 20000k to 16-17000k so it's not uncommon to lose speed when you change routers.
Jojo Smiley
Epyon
Grafter
Posts: 285
Registered: 31-03-2011

Re: Lower speed with new router...

Expanding on what joanne said
Basically it depends on what chipset is used the router
Some work better than others
for example my DG384Gv3 (TI-AR7) kicks ass against every router i've tried it seems to work extremely well with BT equipment at the exchange.
DG384Gv3 - 16879kbps
DG384GT - 15864kbps
A whole meg difference roughly.