Long story short, purchased a Netgear off trademe because I heard you could use it with custom firmware to adjust SNR ratios in order to tweak sync speed, and squeeze the line for all it is worth.
I have the router and the DGTeam firmware installed, but the SNR percentage option does not seem to do much at all. In fact it has only made my connection worse...Much worse.
The Netgear and my old Dynalink synced at 11 - 12.5Mb/s stock. With the new firmware, it is only getting 5Mb/s to 7.5Mb/s at best, all on default settings.
Not sure why I would see such a huge difference with minimal change. Has anyone used this firmware to some degree of success? Should I just give up, be a good boy, configure my modem like everyone else and just deal with what I had before. :P
I miss my 19Mb sync at my parents house, maybe I am dreaming I can get it anywhere else. Tomorrow I plan to take the modem over there and see if I can get similar results.