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# 173449 23-May-2015 21:44
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I have signed up for this plan the other day and received the HG659b Business Gateway modem, so I plugged it in and did a Spark speed test and got 206/21 Mbps, cool but my CISCO 860VAE-W router on my old fibre 100/50 plan gave me a speed test of 95/45 Mbps, so I connected it back up to the ONT and it reported a speed test of 116/19 so how can you push 200MB through a Gigabyte WAN port that only has a maximum throughput of 125MB with overhead? I have gone to many sites and have downloaded content and the max I am getting is at the high end of 12MB speeds, so WTF is Chorus playing at? prior to upgrade the plan on 95/45 my maximum speeds were around 8MB at it's highest!! Now I understand why Vodafone offers 130MB plans. go figure!


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  # 1310685 24-May-2015 10:12
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This has nothing to do with Spark.. but a limitation of the router you are using.

The Cisco 860 will max out thruput (running NAT) at about the speed you are getting. It is no good for your 200Mb/s Plan.

It is ok (just) for the 100/50 Plans.

Get a New Router if you don't like the supplied router (which you have said works fine)
 


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