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  # 1661743 31-Oct-2016 21:37
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^this 

 

Which server you choose is VERY important.

 

I get 4 down & 2 up to the Time Warner Cable server in LA as opposed 410/60 to WebNX





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  # 1661764 31-Oct-2016 22:11
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gingereejit:

 

The wireless speeds seem to be a bit down on the HG659 though - best I've had with the R7000 via wireless is 120/20

 

 

120Mbps is awesome if you are testing on a 802.11n 2.4GHz device - see SNB site for details - http://www.smallnetbuilder.com/tools/charts/router/view


 
 
 
 


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  # 1661777 31-Oct-2016 22:41
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Skillie:

 

gingereejit:

 

 Was there any additional tweaking you had to do to get the R7000 to work with the modem? I haven't requested keeping a static IP so I assume if I want to keep using my R7000 I change the setting for 'Internet IP Address' from the existing static address to 'Get Dynamically from ISP'

 

Any other changes? Did you have to configure VLAN Tagging?

 

 

Yes, under Advanced Settings - VLAN/Bridge Settings:-

 

 

 

 

 

Mine must be set up differently.
Worked out of the box without VLAN Tagging.  And in fact, does not work when I try the above setting.  Ceases to connect to the internet and asks for authentication of some sort.

 

Still only getting around 500-600Mbps connection via the HG659 to R7000.





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  # 1661779 31-Oct-2016 22:47
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geoffwnz:

 

Skillie:

 

gingereejit:

 

 Was there any additional tweaking you had to do to get the R7000 to work with the modem? I haven't requested keeping a static IP so I assume if I want to keep using my R7000 I change the setting for 'Internet IP Address' from the existing static address to 'Get Dynamically from ISP'

 

Any other changes? Did you have to configure VLAN Tagging?

 

 

Yes, under Advanced Settings - VLAN/Bridge Settings:-

 

 

 

 

 

Mine must be set up differently.
Worked out of the box without VLAN Tagging.  And in fact, does not work when I try the above setting.  Ceases to connect to the internet and asks for authentication of some sort.

 

Still only getting around 500-600Mbps connection via the HG659 to R7000.

 

 

The above settings should work if you remove the the HG659 from the setup





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  # 1661780 31-Oct-2016 22:48
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Djmixerdomo:

 

geoffwnz:

 

Skillie:

 

gingereejit:

 

 Was there any additional tweaking you had to do to get the R7000 to work with the modem? I haven't requested keeping a static IP so I assume if I want to keep using my R7000 I change the setting for 'Internet IP Address' from the existing static address to 'Get Dynamically from ISP'

 

Any other changes? Did you have to configure VLAN Tagging?

 

 

Yes, under Advanced Settings - VLAN/Bridge Settings:-

 

 

 

 

 

Mine must be set up differently.
Worked out of the box without VLAN Tagging.  And in fact, does not work when I try the above setting.  Ceases to connect to the internet and asks for authentication of some sort.

 

Still only getting around 500-600Mbps connection via the HG659 to R7000.

 

 

The above settings should work if you remove the the HG659 from the setup

 

 

Oooohhhh.  *facepalm*

 

Edit:
Right, so now I've removed that part of the chain.  VLAN tagging now works.

 

However, seems to have pulled some speed out of it.

 

 

Gone down by 200Mbps.  I'll leave it like this and test some more tomorrow but if it's faster with the HG in the chain doing nothing other than bridging, then I'll put it back in.





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  # 1661797 31-Oct-2016 23:19
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@geoffwnz , you should try installing Advanced Tomato as suggested in this thread:

 

http://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?forumid=66&topicid=205094&page_no=3#1660968





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  # 1661822 1-Nov-2016 05:29
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Jamie1990:

 

I'm with her now at 9pm and just did a speed test in Wellington and one to LA server, last 10% of the LA speed test went very slow 

 

Click to see full size

 

LA Server

 

 

did go to 32 mbps download on the LA server second time

 

 

 

she has just signed up for 200/20 FibreX with Vodafone tonight so will get installed next few days I guess hope it helps her speed things up a little

 

 

@Jamie1990 why are you taking screen shots of the results? why not just click the share results link next to the big test again button then copy the forum link and paste it in this thread. much easier and faster and it also removes your IP address from the image.

 

 

 

@geoffwnz why did/do you have the Hg659b going into the r7000?


 
 
 
 


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  # 1661831 1-Nov-2016 07:47

Skillie:

 

gingereejit:

 

The wireless speeds seem to be a bit down on the HG659 though - best I've had with the R7000 via wireless is 120/20

 

 

120Mbps is awesome if you are testing on a 802.11n 2.4GHz device - see SNB site for details - http://www.smallnetbuilder.com/tools/charts/router/view

 

 

 

 

That might be it  -when I did the test with the Huawei router, I selected the 5G ac wireless, I've set my R7000 up with the intelligent beamforming+ - (no seperate 2.5 & 5Ghz wireless - both use same SSID and it intelligently switches) so it's probably using the 2.4Ghz n network primarily rather than the 5Ghz ac.

 

 

 

Will try this afternoon on the R7000 5Ghz ac wireless


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  # 1661837 1-Nov-2016 08:13
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Jase2985:

 

@geoffwnz why did/do you have the Hg659b going into the r7000?

 

 

Mis-reading/misunderstanding the setup.  Somehow got it in my head that you had to keep the HG659 in the chain.

 

Might instead use it in the garage to replace the older WRT-54GL that's acting as an extended wireless access point.  Running the HG659 should give me better speed in the garage (even via a Wifi connection back to the main router), plus 5GHz which the WRT-54GL doesn't do.

 

Djmixerdomo:

 

@geoffwnz , you should try installing Advanced Tomato as suggested in this thread:

 

http://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?forumid=66&topicid=205094&page_no=3#1660968

 

 

Yeah, given the speed increase, might pay to investigate that.  Given 90% of devices connect via those old fashioned wire thingys and I only wifi my phones, the slightly lower performance on 2.4GHz wifi shouldn't be too much of an issue.





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  # 1661840 1-Nov-2016 08:33
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geoffwnz: -snip- Might instead use it in the garage to replace the older WRT-54GL that's acting as an extended wireless access point. -snip-

Wow! You are still using one of the original WRT legend. Running the Linksys / Cisco OS, or Open WRT?
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  # 1661842 1-Nov-2016 08:45
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SteveC:
geoffwnz: -snip- Might instead use it in the garage to replace the older WRT-54GL that's acting as an extended wireless access point. -snip-

Wow! You are still using one of the original WRT legend. Running the Linksys / Cisco OS, or Open WRT?
Steve

 

Yeah, it was the main router for a while but I think I cooked it by running the power too high for years.  Running DD-WRT I believe.  Been so long since I've done anything other than power cycle it from the power plug that I have no idea what it's even doing.  But I know it's still working as the phone switches to that when I head into the garage (separate building from the house).





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  # 1661851 1-Nov-2016 09:10
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Another night done, another 4 nodes upgraded. Only a few more weeks to go and it will be full on for the docsis 3.1 upgrades. I see it being a massive improvement from docsis 3.0. Since the node change I've had no buffering at my place running the standard technicolor on a 50/2 connection.

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  # 1661876 1-Nov-2016 09:38
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CableGuyChch: Another night done, another 4 nodes upgraded. Only a few more weeks to go and it will be full on for the docsis 3.1 upgrades. I see it being a massive improvement from docsis 3.0. Since the node change I've had no buffering at my place running the standard technicolor on a 50/2 connection.

 

@CableGuyChch Which 4 Nodes?

 

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  # 1661883 1-Nov-2016 09:53
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Any idea when C45 is done in Christchurch? Will be making the switch as soon as the website allows, hopefully that's constantly updated in line with the work being done


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  # 1661884 1-Nov-2016 09:55

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CableGuyChch: Another night done, another 4 nodes upgraded. Only a few more weeks to go and it will be full on for the docsis 3.1 upgrades. I see it being a massive improvement from docsis 3.0. Since the node change I've had no buffering at my place running the standard technicolor on a 50/2 connection.


@CableGuyChch Which 4 Nodes?


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Over Sydenham way and at the base of the hills. Unsure when Vodafone will release it for that area as testing will be commencing first.

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