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Standard User ayrshiredude
(newbie) Tue 21-Jun-16 15:45:45
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Best ADSL router?


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Hi

I am currently with PlusNet and am having issues with my Technicolor router. However when I do a speedtest I get approx 15.4 Mbps. They sent me out a Hub Zero. However when I do speed tests on this I only get 12 Mbps. Im taking it this is just a [censored] router.

Can you recommend a reasonable budget router around the £30 price point that will offer me decent speeds? Would also love it to have gigabit Ethernet and even a USB port that would take my external HDD.

Hopefully this isn't too tall an order lol

Many thanks
Standard User Oldjim
(knowledge is power) Tue 21-Jun-16 16:07:49
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are those tests wired or wireless - if wired can you advise the router stats (noise margin, speeds and attenuation)
Standard User ayrshiredude
(newbie) Tue 21-Jun-16 16:16:24
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Have the PC connected to the router using Ethernet. Doing a straight swap looses about 3.5 Mbps. I.E. the speedtest on the technicolor router gets 15.4 while the Hub Zero gets 12.

Can't seem to find anything within the router page with the info about Noise margins or attenuation but speeds are as follows


Bandwidth (Up/Down) [kbps/kbps]: 440 / 18,346


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Standard User 961a
(member) Tue 21-Jun-16 16:17:19
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Re: Best ADSL router?


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try for one of these second hand. or save up for a new one

7800n will do. rock solid

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Billion-7800NXL-Wireless-Br...

However, how far are you from the exchange? The speed you quote may be ok

Edited by 961a (Tue 21-Jun-16 16:32:57)

Standard User Oldjim
(knowledge is power) Tue 21-Jun-16 16:30:34
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The first thing to do is to get onto Plusnet (Chat may be the best place) and ask for your upstream to be uncapped
The other thing to check is your Current Line Speed from https://portal.plus.net/my.html?action=data_transfer... (login required)
Is the bandwidth up and down the same with the other router

Edited by Oldjim (Tue 21-Jun-16 16:31:17)

Standard User ayrshiredude
(newbie) Tue 21-Jun-16 16:35:28
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According to the Plusnet site when I log in the line speed is 21Mb. I have been talking with Plusnet for months about my connection as it seems to be dropping. They said again today that he had reset the speed on the line. According to the BT Wholesale test site the IP Profile is showing at 16Mbps. The current issue though is why the Hub Zero is 3.5 Mbps slower than the Technicolor which is odd. They couldn't answer that. Even tried to get them to send me a free Hub One but they weren't having any of that lol
Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Tue 21-Jun-16 17:58:25
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Rather than speed tests you need to be looking at the speeds the router connects at

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Standard User ayrshiredude
(newbie) Tue 21-Jun-16 18:02:24
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Is that the

Bandwidth (Up/Down) [kbps/kbps]: 440 / 18,346?
Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Tue 21-Jun-16 18:04:02
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Yes and there may be attenuation and SNR (Noise Margin) figures too

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Standard User ayrshiredude
(newbie) Tue 21-Jun-16 18:06:04
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I can't see any just the connection speeds
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