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Standard User leej
(regular) Mon 15-Sep-14 10:49:31
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Wifi G+N router in which G devices don't slow down N devices


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I've just had FTTC enabled. I'm getting 70Mbps down, and if I put my Billion 7800n wireless router in wifi-N mode, the wireless N devices enjoy the full 70Mbps downstream speed. Unfortunately, I have two G devices, so I need G+N mode... but as soon as the G devices connect they slow down the N devices. I understand this is expected behaviour with most if not all routers out there.

I'm just wondering if there is a router in existence which lets you connect G devices without slowing down N devices.
Standard User b4dger
(knowledge is power) Mon 15-Sep-14 13:42:34
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Hi, I'm also having similar problems.
See my post here (just updated): http://forums.thinkbroadband.com/fibre/f/4357957-tp-...

Try reducing the channel width as suggested to see if things improve for you smile

Standard User BatBoy
(legend) Mon 15-Sep-14 13:57:30
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A separate router for G is the way to go IMO


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Standard User b4dger
(knowledge is power) Mon 15-Sep-14 14:12:35
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I think you're right!
This is the first 'N' router I've had and didn't realise these issues existed frown

I'm going to try to run CAT5 for TVs to reduce the need to wifi!

Standard User RobertoS
(elder) Mon 15-Sep-14 15:45:21
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What about adding a 2.4GHz WAP and running the G devices off that?

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Standard User leej
(regular) Mon 15-Sep-14 19:06:27
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Wouldn't this add latency? I'm thinking it might be an issue with one of the devices being a PS3.
Standard User BatBoy
(legend) Mon 15-Sep-14 19:09:06
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You mean in addition to the normal wifi latency? No.


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Standard User leej
(regular) Mon 15-Sep-14 19:11:49
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Reducing the channel width to 20MHZ makes no difference unfortunately. As soon as I switched on my wifi-G printer, my wifi-N computers were all hit with a downstream slowdown.
Standard User leej
(member) Mon 15-Sep-14 19:12:22
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Really? I'll give it a go then.
Standard User ukhardy07
(knowledge is power) Mon 15-Sep-14 21:15:15
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Just to make a point I believe a lot of routers are no longer affected by this g device slowdown. A lot of the cheaper routers and early spec N ones are.

Certainly I do not experience it with a sky hub. Having a g device connected makes no different to the throughout I am getting at wireless N of around 50Mbps.

Edited by ukhardy07 (Mon 15-Sep-14 21:15:46)

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