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Standard User gregholmes1974
(newbie) Tue 30-Jul-13 09:29:41
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TalkTalk Fibre Wireless Speed


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Hi

This is my first post so I apologise if this is a stupid question smile

I have just had TalkTalk fibre installed. I get the full promised 38Mbs when plugged in with the ethernet cable but only get 18 - 19 Mbs when using wireless.

I have used inSSIDer to select the best channel for my home, have unplugged every electrical item that may be causing a problem and I don't get any improvement on my wireless speed.

I have tried both the TalkTalk supplied HG533 and the DSL3780, both provide the same speeds.

I have used various speed checkers and done the tests on my laptop, iphone5 and ipad2.

Do you think buying a better router will help or am I stuck with these mediocre speeds - I used to get 13Mbs wirelessly when I had ADSl so it seems a bit pointless spending the extra cash.

Thanks in advance for any help you provide smile
Standard User yarwell
(sensei) Tue 30-Jul-13 09:41:22
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Re: TalkTalk Fibre Wireless Speed


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What wireless connection speeds do your devices report ? 802.11g at 54M can only shift about 20 Mbits/s of actual data.

You can use other routers with better wireless but if your device only supports 802.11g you're capped. I don't do iThings but I would think they are faster than 11g. Check settings of wireless type on router.

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Phil

MaxDSL - goes as fast as it can and doesn't read the line checker first.

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Standard User gregholmes1974
(newbie) Tue 30-Jul-13 09:44:52
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Hi Phil

My router is wireless 'n' and all of my devices are 'n' rated. My iphone gets speeds of 50Mbs at my Dads house (virgin) so I know it can register more.


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Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Tue 30-Jul-13 10:28:20
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Re: TalkTalk Fibre Wireless Speed


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Is this in the same room?

And with the way 2.4GHz channels overlap it can be difficult to get maximum throughput sometimes.

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Standard User gregholmes1974
(newbie) Tue 30-Jul-13 10:37:14
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Hi MrSaffron

Speeds same if right next to the router or upstairs
Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Tue 30-Jul-13 10:45:43
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Borrow a router that your kit is known to give better speeds on and see if that is any better in your home.

Alas the permutations possible and the interference from other people's networks (particularly if someone nearby is running 40 MHz wide channels) can give slow speeds.

I can't remember if insider can identify stuff like baby alarms and video senders, as they are known for problems in the 802.11b/g/n band

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Standard User gregholmes1974
(newbie) Tue 30-Jul-13 10:50:42
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Ok thanks

borrowing my brother in laws old home hub 2 later - hopefully that will work with talktalk
Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Tue 30-Jul-13 10:57:52
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I have my doubts, the username/password on the homehubs is usually locked to BT.

What you should be able to do though is set it up without any broadband and see how fast you can move files between two computers on the network.

By doing PC to PC tests you should be able to go a lot faster than the VDSL line speed.

Andrew Ferguson, andrew@thinkbroadband.com
www.thinkbroadband.com - formerly known as ADSLguide.org.uk
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Standard User yarwell
(sensei) Tue 30-Jul-13 10:59:55
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what is the wireless link speed reported by the laptop ?

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Phil

MaxDSL - goes as fast as it can and doesn't read the line checker first.

MaxDSL diagnostics
Standard User gregholmes1974
(newbie) Tue 30-Jul-13 13:28:05
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Oh thats a shame frown

Maybe I'll have to get one from argos (and return if it doesnt improve)

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