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Standard User john65
(newbie) Fri 19-Jul-13 10:32:34
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Decent wireless router for Talk Talk fibre connection?


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having issues and i really think it is down to the HG533 router shipped with the Talk Talk Fibre Optic package. whenever i am in the upstairs area i get constant disconnections, erratic speed and on occasion get a 'cannot connect to TALKTALK network' despite the SSID being visible and a good signal strength. on occasion it tells me that i am connected to the network and have internet access, when i obviously appear not to as nothing will load in my browser and i get the usual 'cannot find server' error.

can anyone recommend a decent fibre wireless router that can used with my Talk Talk account. it was the good users on this forum that put me on to the 2wire HGV2700 back in the day.
Standard User ukhardy07
(fountain of knowledge) Fri 19-Jul-13 11:01:48
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Re: Decent wireless router for Talk Talk fibre connection?


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What's your budget as that's a major factor?
Standard User john65
(newbie) Fri 19-Jul-13 13:12:28
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Re: Decent wireless router for Talk Talk fibre connection?


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sorry for the delay ukhardy, i am at work. around maybe £50 - £70, but please also let me know of any better models for future reference.


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Standard User reset
(member) Fri 19-Jul-13 13:57:35
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Re: Decent wireless router for Talk Talk fibre connection?


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Trendnet tew-639GR. £50.00 if you hunt around.
Wireless signal excellent provided that you have a decent download speed in the first place.

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Standard User Xplosion
(member) Sat 20-Jul-13 08:39:19
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I had the same issue with my HG533, I managed to fix it by changing the Wireless-N Band Width.

Type 192.168.1.1 in your browser and put in your login details, click Advanced, click Basic, then WLAN. Look for 11N Band Width and change it to 20 MHZ.

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Standard User Myth
(committed) Sat 20-Jul-13 10:58:16
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testing your internet connection with a browser isn't really the best test. A browser means world wide web and http, which is a protocol/service that runs on the internet.

Connected to the network just means you have IP configured (IP address, subnet mask, default gateway) which is just your LAN or WLAN connection.

The Internet access bit probably just pings an MS server somewhere, and may not even use DNS to do so.

Webpages use the DNS server to convert the URL to an IP address. So, you might just have an issue with DNS servers.

In theory, theory and practice are identical.....in practice they aren't!
Standard User Pipexer
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Sat 20-Jul-13 20:30:10
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In reply to a post by Myth:
The Internet access bit probably just pings an MS server somewhere, and may not even use DNS to do so.

Actually it uses HTTP and uses DNS by seeing if it can get to and read http://www.msftncsi.com/ncsi.txt - but it only checks infrequently so you're totally right it can't be relied upon as anything accurate.

Just for interest value smile

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Standard User Myth
(committed) Sun 21-Jul-13 01:27:57
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ahh didn't know that.

Interesting laugh

does it ignore the local DNS cache on each check?

In theory, theory and practice are identical.....in practice they aren't!

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Standard User ukhardy07
(fountain of knowledge) Sun 21-Jul-13 02:23:08
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Before you buy something new

I STRONGLY suggest doing the following:
Change your wireless to 20mhz if its on 40.
40 is faster close up but it severely reduces the range as 40mhz picks up a lot more interference and becomes unusable faster

Also change the wireless channel

Firstly try 11, then 6, then 1
The channel you are using may be congested. Wireless doorbells, baby monitors, wireless keyboards etc tend to be on lower channels hence why I suggest trying 11 first.

Routers are generally ok to be on the same channel. So you might find 11 works best even it your neighbours routers also on 11.

It's the cordless doorbells microwaves baby monitors etc that cause issues as its not digital signals
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