Think I'll order one tonight and give it a try, will I see a difference straight away (if there's one to be had) or would it be gradual? And how long should i leave it before moving the modem?
I'd leave it as is for a couple of days.
Yarwell is right in a way that throughput speed should increase immediately if the connection/sync increases, but not quite right if you are on Plusnet which I believe you are.
They hold a copy of the BT IP Profile, (rounded down). That is updated automatically from the BT IP Profile which does change immediately, but that auto-update to the Plusnet copy can take a few hours. In exceptional circumstances it can fail. The lower of the two IP Profiles is what limits you.
Before you do the move, check what your BT Wholesale IP Profile is, by running the BT Wholesale Performance Test
and continuing from the results page to the Further Diagnostics button near the bottom. Your Plusnet copy is called Current line speed
and is in your Member Centre >> Connection Settings >> High speed broadband.
You may find a BT speed test has to be an hour or three after the first one in order to see the new IP Profile. The Plusnet version of it is supposedly checked two or three times per 24 hours.
If the Plusnet one doesn't update within 24 hours, the best place to ask for it to be reset is in the Community forums.
My broadband basic info/help site - www.robertos.me.uk
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UnLim Fibre (FTTC). Sync ~ 54.2/15.2Mbps @ 600m. - BQM
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