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# 143235 7-Apr-2014 19:56
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Hi there,

I have recently upgraded to the 150GB/month Warpspeed plan but my router is the Linksys WRT54GL which maxs out at 54 Mbps.

We normally have 3-4 devices connected and do some online gaming like Elder Scrolls online.

Can anyone recommend a good router that is suitable for the Warpspeed plan?

Cheers in advance.

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  # 1020197 7-Apr-2014 19:56
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Hello... Our robot found some keywords in your post, so here is an automated reply with some important things to note regarding broadband speeds.

 



 

If you are posting regarding DSL speeds please check that

 



 

- you have reset your modem and router

 


 

- your PC (or other PCs in your LAN) is not downloading large files when you are testing

 

- you are not being throttled by your ISP due to going over the monthly cap

 


 

- your tests are always done on an ethernet connection to the router - do not use wireless for testing

 


 

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- Your ISP and plan

 


 

- Type of connection (ADSL, ADSL2, VDSL)

 


 

- Your modem DSL stats (do not worry about posting Speedtest, we need sync rate, attenuation and noise margin)

 


 

- Your general location (or street)

 


 

- If you are rural or urban

 


 

- If you know your connection is to an exchange, cabinet or conklin

 


 

- If your connection is to a ULL or wholesale service

 


 

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Most of the problems with speed are likely to be related to internal wiring issues. Read this discussion to find out more about this. Your ISP is not intentionally slowing you down today (unless you are on a managed plan). Also if this is the school holidays it's likely you will notice slower than usual speed due to more users online.

 



 

A master splitter is required for VDSL2 and in most cases will improve speeds on DSL connections. Regular disconnections can be a monitored alarm or a set top box trying to connect. If there's an alarm connected to your line even if you don't have an alarm contract it may still try to connect so it's worth checking.

 



 

I recommend you read these two blog posts:

 



 

- Is your premises phone wiring impacting your broadband performance? (very technical)

 


 

- Are you receiving a substandard ULL ADSL2+ connection from your ISP?




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  # 1020213 7-Apr-2014 20:04
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I'm on the same plan (130Mbps) and running 7 PCs.
ASUS RT-N66U Wireless N900 Dual Band Gigabit Router.




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  # 1020215 7-Apr-2014 20:05
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dont be expecting to max out your cable speeds over wireless regardless of what router you have.




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  # 1020216 7-Apr-2014 20:07
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Which warpspeed plan are you on? 50/2 or 130/10?

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  # 1020221 7-Apr-2014 20:12
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Are all those devices connected via wifi?
If so, it really won't matter what router you use as you're limited by wireless throughput.
The max speed for the wrt54g is 54 on wireless... thats the "g" spec speed. The wired ports are 100.

You could get a wireless n or ac router, but that won't help much if your devices don't support it. 
Or get a gigabit router for wired connection, but that won't make your internet any faster.

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  # 1020325 8-Apr-2014 00:42
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You've got a 802.11g device which will handle ~20Mbps maximum over WiFi. It's also only handle (off the top of my head) around 50Mbps WAN<->LAN routing so you'll never get close to maxing out a 130Mbps connection.


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  # 1020340 8-Apr-2014 07:35
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I got a Netgear r6300, it has been rock solid on 130mbps cable

 
 
 
 


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  # 1024986 14-Apr-2014 16:32
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Hi Simon7,
I know this is a late reply but I have been overseas (work trip) anyway Simon7 from my point of view a good internet router is a very important piece of kit these days as most new devices are wireless and a problematic router can be a real pain I know I bought a lemon and got burned thought the brand was reliable so the next time round I was more careful.

When shopping for a new Router I check the following now:

 

  • Work out what you need it for, browsing, networking / file transfer / streaming etc. plus think about the future are you replacing the TV will it come with WiFi / Smart TV etc.
  • Look for a newish review roundup for routers you will find a list of current models, once you have a short list start digging.
  • When I did my due diligence, I looked the reviews, I checked for communities using the router and what they said.
  • Very important to me check that the router uses Open WRT this will allow you to get firmware updates when the manufacturer stops updating the router.
  • Future proof yourself I have an AC router bought it last year didn't need AC then but now getting a tablet with it built in, also current better quality routers have USB3 you can connect external HDD's to them and turn them into a kind NAS on the cheap.
  • If you have the money get the better one nothing worse than a router that drops WiFI / has network issues these days they are the hub of the home network.
  • Get a multiband router, 2.4 and 5GHz better coverage for all you devices.
  • I like the idea of removable antennas, you can then get directional / larger omnidirectional units for greater range.
  • Last but not least, specifications better quality routers are now coming out with multiple core and faster processors and more memory to handle the increased loads be put on them.

Anyway, Good luck :)
 

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