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valart
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New Router

I have had this router from PN for over five years if I had a new one would it improve my speed as it got a sell by date.
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Superuser
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Re: New Router

Unfortunately a new router is unlikely to prove to be a magic "go faster" solution. There might be a small effect, but equally that could go the wrong way. Trying one is the best way to find out - and you can do this for £5.99 P&P if you agree to stay for 12 months.
One advantage from a new TG582n would be support for wireless 'n' if your computer supports that. However some users find its wireless range disappointing.
Leaving your router on 24x7 as I believe you do is likely to prolong its life. However asking for a new router would provide an alternative to try (I'm assuming the old one would fulfil that role) if you had connection problems involving a fault investigation.
Is an upgrade from Extra to Unlimited of interest if you are prepared to commit to a 12 month contract? Should be £1 per month saving in Market 1, £2 per month saving in Markets 2 & 3. (Sadly that won't give you higher speeds.)
David
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Re: New Router

Personally I WOULD NOT get another 582n. Try freecycle/ebay for a BT HH2 or 3 and you will be much better off, for much the same money and no contract extension.
gary42
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Re: New Router

The 582n obtains the best sync on my line of any modem/router I have tried.
Around 1Mbit better than:
Billion 7800
DG834v4
A vigor 120 modem I tried came closest but was still slightly down.
That's on a line synching around 19Mbit
The 582n also gives me the best upstream sync, 1240Kbps as opposed to around 1170Kbps.
I don't use it's wifi or use it as a router though.
rogeryeung88
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Re: New Router

I'm not on ADSL so can't comment on the sync speed but like spraxyt said, a new router will not likely to improve speed. Also the range with the 582N is really poor. In fact, my old 585v7 802.11G had way better range than the 582N.
The performance was so poor that I replaced it (WR1043ND) after a few days.
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Re: New Router

The wifi on the old BT HH2 was 100% better than the new modem. Sync was about the same as my old Speedtouch which was the best I had.
NorthEasterner
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Re: New Router

Wouldn't waste your money.  According to this You possibly have a speed problem.  But if thats not the case then the BT homehub 3 is a fantastic router.  I even use it myself!
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Re: New Router

I've tried a HH3 type A and was not impressed.
I have heard the type B is better but does it still have the security issue of 2 ports being open to the internet?
NorthEasterner
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Re: New Router

Whadda you mean open to the internet? The GigE port?
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Re: New Router

Port 161 and IIRC port 4567
Test with Gibsons Shields up.
http://www.grc.com/default.htm
rogeryeung88
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Re: New Router

npr, I've been given a type b ages ago. Would love to try it out but its locked Sad
goldenfibre
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Re: New Router

Netgear DGND3700(v2) is the best router (much better than DGND3700(v1)
Before (v1):
ADSL Link Downstream Upstream
Link Rate 17409 Kbps 1279 Kbps
Line Attenuation 32.5 dB 17.4 dB
Noise Margin 3.1 dB 6.1 dB
After (v2):
ADSL Link Downstream Upstream
Link Rate 18203 Kbps 1279 Kbps
Line Attenuation 30.5 dB 16.8 dB
Noise Margin 3.1 dB 6.1 dB

NorthEasterner
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Re: New Router

Quote from: evoGage
npr, I've been given a type b ages ago. Would love to try it out but its locked Sad

Not technically for Plusnet customers as well as force 9, free online etc...
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Re: New Router

With all the BT HH's you can use your PN login details without changing anything else, other than doing a reset on it before hand (to disable the open wifi)
rogeryeung88
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Re: New Router

Is there any special way of doing it? because when I tried, it a message comes up saying its not a BT username etc.