I am using my original router a 3com 3CWE754G72-A which appears to work.
Question 1; how do you know if you are using ADSL2 or ADSL? Will the new DSLAM at the exchange default to ADSL if it doesn't find an ADSL2 router connected at my end; is it backward compatible?
Question 2; do ADSL2 DSLAMS work the same as ADSL ones where they gradually ramp up your download speed over a few days when a new connection is made. It's obviously early days yet but would be nice to know.
At the moment I'm seeing 5MB sync on the router stats (around 4 Mb before) and Upload speeds on tests have gone to around 0.7Mb (around 0.370Mb before).
Is this a clue that I'm actually syncing on ADSL2+ or is the speed increase due to some other reason.
I haven't tried my other TP-link ADSL2 router yet, but have never been able to make it work when I was on the ADSL connection.
Although I'm only 1mile from the exchange I have the poor speed due to a main 500pr corroded run of cable in my route; according to my friendly linesman. Hoping they will replace it soon.
Many thanks in advance for any info.
Mike (Retired Radio & Electronics Engineer)
VirginMedia ADSLmax, up to 8Mb.