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Standard User bio90
(newbie) Fri 04-Feb-11 18:04:04
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Massive difference in Upload speeds (netgear vs thomson)


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Ok so i'm on o2 Annex M

Now my O2 box IV syncs at 1600kbps ish

and my netgear DG384G syncs around 2200kbps

Why such a massive difference is the netgear using some difference mode or technology ?

is it just the chipset?

as i would not mind the o2 box matching or even getting near the netgears upload sync

Any thoughts would be good thanks.

Edited by bio90 (Fri 04-Feb-11 18:04:57)

Standard User Apprentice
(knowledge is power) Fri 04-Feb-11 18:16:21
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Re: Massive difference in Upload speeds (netgear vs thomson)


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If the DG834G is a v4 then it is Broadcom chipped, some of O2's line management equipment is Broadcom chipped so maybe that helps in some way for the Netgear to get the higher sync rate?

Edited by Apprentice (Fri 04-Feb-11 18:20:50)

Standard User RobertoS
(sensei) Fri 04-Feb-11 19:49:36
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Re: Massive difference in Upload speeds (netgear vs thomson)


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In reply to a post by Apprentice:
If the DG834G is a v4 then it is Broadcom chipped, some of O2's line management equipment is Broadcom chipped so maybe that helps in some way for the Netgear to get the higher sync rate?
But that's why the O2 box is Broadcom chipset.

I haven't been taking much notice, but IIRC there have been a few issues with the Box IV discussed in the O2 forum here.

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Standard User bio90
(newbie) Sat 05-Feb-11 01:07:37
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Re: Massive difference in Upload speeds (netgear vs thomson)


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Its a v3 (AR7 chipset i think)

The o2 is

a TG587nv2 some sort of broadcom one.

Edited by bio90 (Sat 05-Feb-11 01:08:31)

Anonymous
(Unregistered)Sat 05-Feb-11 03:02:18
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In reply to a post by bio90:
...is it just the chipset?

In reply to a post by bio90:
...Its a v3 (AR7 chipset i think)

It appears that the TI (spit - I was a NATIONAList) AR7 chipset is actually good at something.

Based on these results, I purchased a ZyXEL P-660R-D1, with 3.40(ANZ.6)G1 firmware.
My upstream sync rate went from ~2Mb/s to ~2.5Mb/s - a very welcome 25% increase over the Broadcom chipset based modems.
I lost approximately 4% on the downstream sync rate (~17.2Mb/s to ~16.6Mb/s) - easily outweighed by the upstream gains.
Anonymous
(Unregistered)Sat 05-Feb-11 11:42:14
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ADDENDUM:

Current sync rates after the most recent (>11 hours), single phase power outage (power supplied by the Sahara Desert Hydro-Electric Power Generating Company, trading as E-On, formerly Eastern Electricity);

Interface Status Rate 
DSL Up  16625 kbps / 2540 kbps


My Broadband Speed Test

Here's the speed map for my third world location.
Standard User bio90
(newbie) Sat 05-Feb-11 15:49:59
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What does that have to do with anything?
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