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Topic # 151755 4-Sep-2014 09:44
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I've recently changed from Snap to Vodafone.

Speeds to the modem are almost identical after the swap, I get about 30mbps down when using my laptop attached to the modem with a network cable.

Wifi though is less than half of that. I realise there will always be some drop off but with my last modem I was still getting close to 30 down running speedtests on wireless devices.

I am assuming I am getting some interference with this modem, nothing else has been changed.

Any suggestions on how to improve the wifi speeds?


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  Reply # 1121612 4-Sep-2014 09:44
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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



- you read this topic and follow the instructions there.



Make sure you provide information for other users to help you. If you have not already done it, please EDIT your post and add this now:



- 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



- If you have done an isolation test as per the link above



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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  Reply # 1121627 4-Sep-2014 09:48
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Just to clarify, I was using a Fritz!box with Snap, now using the Huawei supplied by Vodafone.

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  Reply # 1121696 4-Sep-2014 11:20
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marmel: Just to clarify, I was using a Fritz!box with Snap, now using the Huawei supplied by Vodafone.

The fritzbox is a vastly superior device, why not just use it with the Vodafone DSL?

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  Reply # 1121699 4-Sep-2014 11:24
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My tests concluded my HG659 performed better than my 7390 on WiFi.
Pleas enote my environment is most likely different so results maybe different. Make sure its on the right channel ETC. use a WiFi analyzer. Split the 2.4 and 5Ghz SSID's.


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