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  Reply # 1743340 18-Mar-2017 14:43
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The latest Huawei HG659B that u get from spark when u get a fibre plan

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  Reply # 1743341 18-Mar-2017 14:43
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I'd put in another suggestion here based off the speeds your getting via Ethernet.. 

 

 

 

Those speeds look inline with a USB2.0 Gbit Ethernet adapter, in some cheaper laptops these are used quite often sadly..





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  Reply # 1743344 18-Mar-2017 14:45
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Is there anyone here that has fibre
I'd just like to know what you're getting on average wirelessly



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  Reply # 1743346 18-Mar-2017 14:45
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So my laptop isn't giving a accurate speed test? Since it's too old

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  Reply # 1743349 18-Mar-2017 14:50
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I am on fibre, and I gave my speeds in the previous page. It could well be your laptop.







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  Reply # 1743351 18-Mar-2017 14:52
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What speed do you you get on mobile ?

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  Reply # 1743352 18-Mar-2017 14:52
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jman009: what you're getting on average wirelessly

 

The HG659b has 802.11ac wireless, and the speeds you're getting over wifi is about right.

 

If you want gigabit speeds over wifi, you'll need to get something with 802.11ad.

 

It'll cost you though, here's an example router. You'll need compatible devices as well.


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  Reply # 1743354 18-Mar-2017 14:58
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jman009: What speed do you you get on mobile ?

 

iPhone 6S maxes out at 210 Mbps symmetrical. All you've discovered is normal behaviour.

 

Note: A 5 GHz 40 MHz wide channel will only give max throughput of 300 Mbps or so.





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  Reply # 1743357 18-Mar-2017 15:02
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You need to test with a modern computer that can do 1Gbps via cable ethernet to the modem. Your modem and your device neither of them support 1Gbps via wifi.




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  Reply # 1743359 18-Mar-2017 15:05
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Damn
So if I want full speed I have to get a descent pc and a descent router 🙈

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  Reply # 1743360 18-Mar-2017 15:10
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jman009: Damn
So if I want full speed I have to get a descent pc and a descent router 🙈

 

Yeah.

 

It's pretty amazing how far our internet has come. $140/month will get you internet that's faster than what most people's computers can handle.




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  Reply # 1743361 18-Mar-2017 15:12
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Yeah.. hopefully everyone will be on fibre in NZ by 2020 👍
Thank u for the help everyone, enjoy the rest of your weekend and let's all watch the hurricanes win tonight 😂

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  Reply # 1743363 18-Mar-2017 15:15
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jman009: Damn
So if I want full speed I have to get a descent pc and a descent router 🙈

 

 

 

Have had gigabit here for a number of months, could count the times I was actively using more than 200mbit on my hand. That being said downloading BF1(43GB) in something like 8 minutes was nice the single time I did that.


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  Reply # 1743365 18-Mar-2017 15:22
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jman009: Damn
So if I want full speed I have to get a descent pc and a descent router 🙈

 

why do you want full 1Gbps speed?

 

i only recommend a better router only if you have many people wanting to use it at 1/3rd speed yes :)

 

depending on your budget the only 2 routers worth getting:

 

asus rt-ac68u

 

asus rt-ac3200 (you get an extra antenna - which i use for my own private express lane to the router lol)

 

don't get anything else


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  Reply # 1743367 18-Mar-2017 15:25
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jman009: Damn
So if I want full speed I have to get a descent pc and a descent router 🙈

 

nothing wrong with your router :)

 

you will likely never get line speed via wifi as
1. you need a super expensive router as mentioned before, and then devices that support it (next to none available at the moment)
2. there is next to no need to get full line speed over wifi. if you have a device that needs full line speed then connect a cable to it an use that.

 

wifi is a convenience thing nothing more. if you want speed use a cable.


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