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Standard User benbird7
(experienced) Sat 12-Mar-11 09:56:00
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Netgear DG834GT vs another Netgear DG834GT


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Brought another dg834gt as it was on auction last few mins on ebay and was only at £6! thought ideal for a spare, got it installed it, stats from current dg834gt router are:


ADSL Link Downstream Upstream
Connection Speed 2923 kbps 687 kbps
Line Attenuation 61.0 db 38.0 db
Noise Margin 5.5 db 5.3 db

New (same) router:

ADSL Link Downstream Upstream
Connection Speed 3323 kbps 683 kbps
Line Attenuation 61.0 db 38.0 db
Noise Margin 5.8 db 5.8 db

Both routers are set to ADSL2 modulation due to long line along with exactly the same firmware on and connected within 5 mins of each other to try and maintain consistancy.

Any ideas why there is such a difference in speeds?

I can also set the new router to a 10% noise margin and it gives me

ADSL Link Downstream Upstream
Connection Speed 3838 kbps 683 kbps
Line Attenuation 61.0 db 38.0 db
Noise Margin 4.3 db 5.8 db

That has now been stable for 24hrs, I have basically gained half a mb, from 2.8 - 3.3mb just by using extactly the same router, any explanation?!

Ta!

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Ben Bird

Xilo <--- The dog's danglies!
3km from Exchange
Downstream Att 62DB.

My Broadband Speed Test
Standard User Rockh
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Sat 12-Mar-11 10:04:25
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Re: Netgear DG834GT vs another Netgear DG834GT


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Hardware age and exposure to transient voltages on the BT network probably accounts for the difference in stats.

Dave
Standard User benbird7
(experienced) Sat 12-Mar-11 10:22:29
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Re: Netgear DG834GT vs another Netgear DG834GT


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Well i'm glad i got the other router, giving me about a 25% increase in speed, downloading now at 380kBs instead of 300. smile smile

Regards,


Ben Bird

Xilo <--- The dog's danglies!
3km from Exchange
Downstream Att 62DB.

My Broadband Speed Test

Edited by benbird7 (Sat 12-Mar-11 10:22:59)


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Standard User gomezz
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Sat 12-Mar-11 13:24:03
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Re: Netgear DG834GT vs another Netgear DG834GT


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Synching at different times of day is enough to explain the difference.

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Standard User Rockh
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Sat 12-Mar-11 13:49:31
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That would be true if the op had left a gap between syncs but the first two were apparently very close together so unlikely to be the day / night difference.

Dave
Standard User gomezz
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Sat 12-Mar-11 14:23:09
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Missed that bit. I would still like to see many more synchs from each box before accepting it was not just a random difference - say ten times for each box.

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Standard User benbird7
(experienced) Sat 12-Mar-11 17:27:18
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tbh cba smile I have been monitouring my connection at my new house after rewiring a new master socket for the last 5/6 months. The connection speed has always been pretty much similar regardless of times of day, monitouring with router stats lite.

Happy with new speed, no need for wasting or exerting any more energy, statistics speak volumes, speed is faster & it is still stable, win win.


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Regards,


Ben Bird

Xilo <--- The dog's danglies!
3km from Exchange
Downstream Att 62DB.

My Broadband Speed Test

Edited by benbird7 (Sat 12-Mar-11 17:32:04)

Standard User DrTeeth
(knowledge is power) Sun 13-Mar-11 12:03:02
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Same firmware?

DrT

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Standard User benbird7
(experienced) Sun 13-Mar-11 12:48:46
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Yes same dgteam firmware too, out of the 3 I used 23o, although I am not entirely sure what the difference is between that 22c and 26.

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Ben Bird

Xilo <--- The dog's danglies!
3km from Exchange
Downstream Att 62DB.

My Broadband Speed Test
Standard User seekdestroy2
(learned) Sun 13-Mar-11 13:23:15
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I swear I got a replacement DG834GT and my Attenuation increase by like 8-9db. Duno what has caused this.
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