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Standard User urban4691
(member) Fri 06-Sep-13 23:57:30
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Slow speeds on PlusNet box vs Apple Time Capsule


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My setup is like this: master socket - cable - PlusNet box - cable - Apple Time Capsule

When I connect my laptop via wifi to the PlusNet box's wifi signal, I get speeds of around 2 to 3 MBPS. When I connect my laptop via wifi to the Apple Time Capsule's wifi signal, I get speeds of 12-15MBPS.

How is that possible? And how can I sort out this strange discrepancy?

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Standard User Oldjim
(fountain of knowledge) Sat 07-Sep-13 10:12:25
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Re: Slow speeds on PlusNet box vs Apple Time Capsule


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Very simple - a rotten wireless signal from the Plusnet router

Edited by Oldjim (Sat 07-Sep-13 10:12:46)

Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Sat 07-Sep-13 10:28:51
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Re: Slow speeds on PlusNet box vs Apple Time Capsule


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How far apart are the two routers?

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Standard User Oldjim
(fountain of knowledge) Sat 07-Sep-13 10:32:14
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Re: Slow speeds on PlusNet box vs Apple Time Capsule


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How am I supposed to know smile
Standard User Stevenage_Neil
(member) Sat 07-Sep-13 11:23:16
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In reply to a post by Oldjim:
How am I supposed to know smile


Perhaps you know what channels they are on then? smile
Standard User mHm
(newbie) Sat 07-Sep-13 18:50:57
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Re: Slow speeds on PlusNet box vs Apple Time Capsule


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In reply to a post by urban4691:
master socket - cable - PlusNet box - cable - Apple Time Capsule
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How is that possible? And how can I sort out this strange discrepancy?


Neither "PlusNet Box" nor "Apple Time Capsule" are anywhere near precise enough names to determine what hardware you have there. Without, nobody will be able to give a qualified answer.
Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Sat 07-Sep-13 19:48:40
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Was just replying to last post in flat

Andrew Ferguson, andrew@thinkbroadband.com
www.thinkbroadband.com - formerly known as ADSLguide.org.uk
The author of the above post is a thinkbroadband staff member. It may not constitute an official statement on behalf of thinkbroadband.
Standard User hopkapi
(learned) Sat 07-Sep-13 22:19:50
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Likely because the Time Capsule is basically just a much better wireless router than the one Plusnet give you for free. There's a good chance it's also using either a less congested wireless channel than the Plusnet router, or you're connecting to the much much less congested 5GHz wireless network it's likely making in addition to the 2.4GHz one.
Standard User RobertoS
(sensei) Sat 07-Sep-13 23:28:50
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In reply to a post by MrSaffron:
Was just replying to last post in flat
Well don't! tongue smile

How can we make lots of posters click the relevant Reply button when you don't? We can usually work out what you are on about, but they cause mayhem and chaos.

What about the "email replies" facility? Always replying to the latest post screws that for two people.

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Standard User Oliver341
(knowledge is power) Sun 08-Sep-13 00:19:42
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In reply to a post by RobertoS:
What about the "email replies" facility? Always replying to the latest post screws that for two people.

I like the system on a lot of "flat only" forums (e.g. phpbb) whereby any post to a subscribed topic sends an email, but only one email until the topic is re-visited.

This nice concept was ruined by Lithium who send an email for every single topic reply regardless of whether the user has re-visited the topic or not.

Oliver.
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