Recently our exchange has been updated to ADSL2+, the result was a week of no connection, but once they tried a second time we got a connection that was about the same as the old one. We do live a long way from the exchange (5km). I was wondering if a newer or different router might give me better performance.
I have a Netgear DG834N V1 running the latest firmware 1.02.15.
The stats are
Downstream: 1973kbps, Line Attenuation 63.5db, Noise Margin 5.0db
Upstream: 554kbps, Line Attenuation 31.5db, Noise Margin 14.0db
I have tweaked down the SNR value of the router to get to these figures, currently running at 20%. The router is on a filter on the master socket, with the phones all off the other side of the filter. I have invested in a decent quality filter and nice screen cable for the router to filter connection.
I have read the V4 version of the DG834 uses a different chip set (Broadcom?) - is it worth spending the money on a new modem or can I expect no more than I am getting? Are there particular routers that work better with long phone lines?