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owlguard
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Registered: ‎01-08-2007

my speed

Smiley Hi,i live a long distance from exchange and up until recently, have used a netgear router.I have just been given the thompson 585v7 from plusnet and have set up a wireless network,to my surprise about 5 days ago,my speeds went up from maybe 1.5,the very best 2.0 when things were quiet and stable but if i switched off at all,could go down to 1.25 to 1.5,up to 3 and have been solid for days,i am shocked as ive never been in this league before,as far as i can remember.Question is,is it the thompson 585v7 whats made this possible or have the very good bt engineers here in n ireland ,been playing with the copper.Any thoughts on the modem and speeds would be appreciated.
                                                                                                  kind regards and today,up the OWLS.ray.
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Re: my speed

You don't say which Netgear you have but the non Broadcom chipped ones aren't too good on long lines
owlguard
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Re: my speed


Hi Oldjim,thanks for the reply.My router was a NETGEAR834GT,does that help.?regards ray.
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Although that router uses the Broadcom chipset I believe that it performs better using the DGTeam firmware so it may well be that it is the router improving things
owlguard
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Re: my speed


Thanks very much Oldjim,i just hope it stays like this and i will keep using the 585v7.Your a legend on these forums.I have been with xnet for around about 51/2years and you seem to have been on the forums forever giving your time and as far as i can see,expert knowledge and it is much appreciated by everyone,i would say.Thanks again Oldjim.regards ray.
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Re: my speed

It's chucking it down otherwise i would be out walking.
I must be degenerating into a fair weather walker (at least until I get a new waterproof jacket as my present one doesn't cope any more)
owlguard
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Re: my speed

Smiley
    Good weather in N.I at the moment,im going to check on the chicks and maybe do i bit of rotavating,thats my exercise these days.Keep up the good work and enjoy your walking,when you get the chance,on these forums you are my old regiments motto,Nulli Secundus.regards ray.