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80/20 trial and Apple Time Capsule

acarneiro
Grafter
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Registered: 20-03-2012

80/20 trial and Apple Time Capsule

Can I carry on using my Time Capsule as a PPPoE client during the 80/20 trial?
André
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Re: 80/20 trial and Apple Time Capsule

There shouldn't be any reason why not.
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acarneiro
Grafter
Posts: 100
Registered: 20-03-2012

Re: 80/20 trial and Apple Time Capsule

Well, first impressions are very good.
Getting approximately 65/12 speeds. Seems very reliable and the Time Capsule is managing to establish a PPPoE connection just like before.
So far, then, a big thumbs up Smiley
mulcahysm
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Registered: 12-08-2010

Re: 80/20 trial and Apple Time Capsule

I've just joined the trial and I'm using the Apple Extreme base station with 'n' wireless enabled.
Through the wired ports I'm seeing 66/16 but via the wireless connections I'm getting around 22/16.
I've checked the connection speed of the wireless speed from the iMac and MBP and they both say they are connected at 130Mbps.
Seems odd, and I was wondering if anyone else had seen this?
Thanks, Sean.
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Re: 80/20 trial and Apple Time Capsule

remember that the 130 is both ways without overheads, so 22/16 is probably not too far out.
What did you get before the trial?
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mulcahysm
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Re: 80/20 trial and Apple Time Capsule

I don't think I looked that closely before the trial!
Anyway, the ZyXEL from PlusNet just arrived so I'll give that a blast later and see if it makes any difference.
Interesting though that we are now constricted by the wireless speed and not the broadband anymore!
mulcahysm
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Registered: 12-08-2010

Re: 80/20 trial and Apple Time Capsule

OK.  Results are in.
Speed is now 28/16, so a gain of 6Mbs.
Is it worth it?  Not sure.
acarneiro
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Registered: 20-03-2012

Re: 80/20 trial and Apple Time Capsule

Wireless Ethernet is the work of the devil. I've got Cat6 all over my house. Anything that's bandwidth intensive get's done over Gigabit ethernet Smiley