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Standard User craigiec
(newbie) Tue 22-Jan-13 14:36:23
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Should this be a problem?


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I have Broadband from TalkTalk (speed test 16 before modem and 3.5 after) - having issues if wife is using Iplayer from laptop and I am using Netflix with buffering.

Any suggestions? I have the following modem
Belkin G Wireless ADSL Modem Router with Easy Set Up & 54Mbps Transfer Speed (F5D7634uk4-H)

Would changing router or moving to their YouView offering make any difference?

Thanks
Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Tue 22-Jan-13 14:44:34
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What does "speed test 16 before modem and 3.5 after" mean?

iplayer and netflix will be fighting for bandwidth if the connection is only able to supply 3.5 Mbps. To run both at the same time you want something like 4 Mbps to 6 Mbps or more.

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Standard User craigiec
(newbie) Tue 22-Jan-13 14:47:07
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Hi, the test on the TalkTalk site showed speed at 16 Mbps before the modem, and 3.5 thereafter - I'm afraid I'm not sure what the significance of this is.

Is it likely to be a modem issue or something I should be taking up with the broadband provider?


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Standard User XRaySpeX
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Tue 22-Jan-13 15:07:38
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In reply to a post by craigiec:
Hi, the test on the TalkTalk site showed speed at 16 Mbps before the modem, and 3.5 thereafter
Still don't know what that means.

Best way to assess speeds is to 1) get full router stats to get raw connection speeds and 2) to do a few speedtests to get actual throughput.

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Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Tue 22-Jan-13 16:06:48
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Okay log into the routers web interface and find out where it says the connection speed. Or failing that run a speedtest when NOT using wireless but connected via an Ethernet cable.

The belkin only offers 802.11g wireless which may after a wall or two be slow.

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Standard User craigiec
(newbie) Tue 22-Jan-13 16:47:25
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Is there a reasonably priced modem router which would perform better which you would recommend?

Thanks.
Standard User RobertoS
(sensei) Wed 23-Jan-13 00:45:02
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We can't understand what you keep repeating about the speeds before and after the modem. That's why the others have asked for figures from the GUI of your router.

Pointless to talk about a better router when it is far from clear that there is anything wrong with yours.

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Standard User yarwell
(sensei) Wed 23-Jan-13 09:17:02
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the T-T speed test results graphic shows "up to 24" at the exchange, sync speed at the router and speed test result at the computer.

So I read the OP as 16M sync speed with a 3.5M speed test result.

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Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Wed 23-Jan-13 09:59:23
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Though when I had talktalk it did not always agree with the sync speed, so checking with router is worthwhile

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Standard User XRaySpeX
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Wed 23-Jan-13 10:49:54
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Ah! Still better to measure them yourself. I would!

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