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Standard User herbgold
(member) Thu 14-Dec-17 16:42:58
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Better wifi performance with FRITZ!Box 3490?


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We're using the original Zen FTTC two-box combo - the Openreach modem (it calls itself an Echolife HG612) and the Technicolour TG 582 router. This gets us good wired speeds of around 72Mbps down and 17Mbps up (we're about 100 metres from our cabinet). Our wifi download speeds are way down from that, at around 26Mbps (but still around 17Mbps up).

I was wondering if the FRITZ!Box 3490 would give use significantly better download wifi speeds to warrant spending the £138?

Edited by herbgold (Thu 14-Dec-17 16:46:40)

Standard User PaulKirby
(knowledge is power) Thu 14-Dec-17 17:32:16
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Re: Better wifi performance with FRITZ!Box 3490?


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Well I have a 3390 and a 4040 FritzBoxes and the Wi-Fi wasn't all that.

The 3390 (modem / router) was ok on ADSL2+ when we on that, the Wi-Fi was ok, grated it had issues covering our entire home but was ok.

The 4040 (wireless router) on our FTTP connection had loads of packetloss and the Wi-Fi was dropping all the time and failing to authenticate some devices.

So I am on the fence to do with Fritz Modem / Routers.

Paul

BTBroadband - Infinity 4 312.47 Mbps (down), 29.78 Mbps (up) FVA
TBB Speedtest | Ookla Speedtest | Linksys WRT 3200 ACM (BQM)
Standard User baby_frogmella
(fountain of knowledge) Thu 14-Dec-17 17:44:14
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Re: Better wifi performance with FRITZ!Box 3490?


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If you're willing to increase your budget by £12, then forget about the Fritzbox and go for the Netgear R7800 @ £150 - which is currently THE best standalone router for wifi range & speeds.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/NETGEAR-R7800-100UKS-Nighth...

FluidOne FTTP On Demand 330/30 Mbps
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Standard User Sandgrounder
(knowledge is power) Thu 14-Dec-17 19:10:59
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Re: Better wifi performance with FRITZ!Box 3490?


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Rember that you don't have to change your router to get improved wi-fi performance.

If your current router is giving good stable wired speeds, then leave it alone ....
.... and add a new wireless access point.

If you can run a network cable to the room where you want to use the wi-fi, then put put the access point there.



Line One:- Zen Fibre 1 - DrayTek Vigor 2860ac
Line Two:- Andrews and Arnold - DrayTek Vigor 130 Modem

Edited by Sandgrounder (Thu 14-Dec-17 19:13:44)

Standard User eckiedoo
(fountain of knowledge) Thu 14-Dec-17 19:28:13
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Re: Better wifi performance with FRITZ!Box 3490?


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Keep in mind that there are two parts to your WiFi circuit, the modem and the corresponding WiFi Transmitter/Receiver in your laptop or what-ever.

Assuming a laptop, try it out elsewhere, such as at a friend's etc, to see how it performs there.
ISP Representative ajays
(isp) Fri 15-Dec-17 09:50:24
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Re: Better wifi performance with FRITZ!Box 3490?


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The FRITZ!Box 3490 will most definitely give you an improvement in WiFi speeds compared with the TG582n.

We're currently running a promotion for existing customers with more than 45% off our standard price. That means you can get the FRITZ!Box 3490 for £75 including next working day delivery.

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Andrew
ZeN Internet
The above post has been made by an ISP REPRESENTATIVE (although not necessarily the ISP being discussed in the post).
Standard User herbgold
(member) Fri 15-Dec-17 10:08:54
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I'll do that. Many thanks. I'm going with is because (a) it's the official supported Zen solution (b) happier with a one-box solution than the current two boxes (c) (now) cheapness. Thanks to all who replied.
Standard User ukwiz
(fountain of knowledge) Fri 15-Dec-17 11:56:51
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Re: Better wifi performance with FRITZ!Box 3490?


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Changing to a 3490 I got an increase in download of about 8%.

Unfortunately I also got continuous packet loss on TBB BQM:
My Broadband Ping

Zen said that the 3490 cannot handle multiple pings.

David

BT (poor) -> Zen (excellent) -> O2 (started well, went downhill -> IDNet (No complaints - but 100GB cap) -> Zen (unlimited-and now ipv6!l) but huge packet loss
Standard User PaulKirby
(knowledge is power) Fri 15-Dec-17 14:52:53
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In reply to a post by ukwiz:
Unfortunately I also got continuous packet loss on TBB BQM:
My Broadband Ping

Zen said that the 3490 cannot handle multiple pings.

That's what I got on my 4040 on my FTTP connection shown >>> here <<< (not as bad as yours, mine was every 3 or 6 hours which started 10 days after boot), its a form of Anti-DDOS type of thing I was told, which is to stop people from ping flooding the router.

Its a shame you cannot put in a list of IP's you want to allow to ping you and the amount of Ping Packets to allow per second / minute.

Paul

BTBroadband - Infinity 4 312.47 Mbps (down), 29.78 Mbps (up) FVA
TBB Speedtest | Ookla Speedtest | Linksys WRT 3200 ACM (BQM)

Edited by PaulKirby (Fri 15-Dec-17 15:03:14)

ISP Representative ajays
(isp) Fri 15-Dec-17 15:21:58
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As a way of mitigating the damage of a ICMP Flood DDOS attack the FRITZ!Box deliberately drops ICMP echo requests if it receives more than one ping per second.

On the TBB BQM this will look like continuous packet loss. But, only ICMP packets are affected.

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Andrew
ZeN Internet
The above post has been made by an ISP REPRESENTATIVE (although not necessarily the ISP being discussed in the post).
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