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mumbietaxi
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Registered: ‎12-06-2012

routers

I have a thomson tg585v8.Is there a better one read N routers are better ?
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Re: routers

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Is there a better one

Hi, that all depends on what you want out of a router. The main advantage of an N router is improved wireless performance.
We now supply the Technicolor TG582n router which you can purchase for £40 + £4.99 p&p or free (over a 12 month deferred contract) + £4.99 p&p
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mumbietaxi
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Re: routers

Wireless I don't need.
Read routers can effect down load speeds.
That's all. I did get 5.84Mbps. Now 5.4Mbps.
Plusnet tell me I receive 6+Mbps
Was just looking a ways to improve my service really.
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That almost reads as a haiku Smiley
OK, no problem, TBH though changing from one router to another won't cause a great change in speeds as that is much more reliant on your line, phone wiring in the home and the actual service provided.
With that in mind I've performed a test on your line and that shows me a line rate of around 5.8mb so if you are achieving a little less (and that may be normal as its a slight fluctuation) then you might want to try connecting your router to the test socket so that I can perform an other comparative test whilst its connected there:
http://www.plus.net/support/broadband/master-socket-guide.shtml
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mumbietaxi
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Re: routers

No thats ok.
When I was getting 6.+ Mbps the weather was red hot. Guess this helped the copper line transfer data better.
Thank you for checking  Smiley
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No, metallic conductivity falls off as the temperature increases.  Semiconductors conduct better at higher temperature so you probably have a bad contact somewhere with a bit of oxide that is acting as a semiconductor bridging two copper wires.
mumbietaxi
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Re: routers

Thank you all.
Speed went down to 4Mbps.  Now back to 5.761.
I did nothing it must be thanks to plus net. I seem to be blocked from btspeed tester I was using it every day.
But what ever happy back near to my best 5.84. Cheesy
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it must be thanks to plus net.

Nothing's changed at our end in all honesty but don't hesitate to give me a shout if this starts to become a problem again for you.
Adam
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