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Topic # 24011 12-Jul-2008 23:52

At home we are currently on a slingshot connection and have been largely unhappy at the service we are receiving. We have a dg834g v3 netgear router which has no QoS feature on any official or unofficial firmware that i am currently aware of and we are reluctant to spend some cash on a new one but willing to if it is necessary. we have had some problems when we tried to exceed speeds over 256/128 when we temporally switched to a faster plan on slingshot, but i think it was just because they forgot to switch us up. we also get roughly about 10 KB/s during peak times and sometimes slower.

i just need the answer to these questions:

1. Would we need to replace our current router to get good voip? (If so what should we replace it with?)

2. What would be the best and/or cheapest hardware to buy so we could use xnet fusion?

3. in the routers settings page it says Downstream Connection Speed is 320 kbps and our Upstream Connection Speed 160 kbps. is this the sync speed or the speed we are limited to by our provider?

4. We also receive large ping spikes and Ive noticed that when my brother and I are playing tf2 only one of us gets lag and the one who receives it it seems random, and if only one of us plays they always get the lag. the only exception is when we play very off peak where we don't get any lag. Can anyone explain why is this so?

5. Ive heard complaints about the quality of the voice and i just want an honest percentage-ish of how many people have had problems with their phone line for more than a hour?

PS. how do you change your username

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  Reply # 147291 13-Jul-2008 00:28
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Hmm depends if you like to stream video - if you like Youtube then you're wasting your time. I've 944Kbps/10.943Mbps (adsl2+) connection to the exchange / fusion plan but I can't stream a Youtube video.. The fusion plan is great and vfx phone is brilliant.

I consider I'm paying a preium price for fusion but am getting no bandwidth :( I'd prefer to pay like I did with Xtra, pay for a 15Gb cap but actually be able to use it.. what good is cheap rate per 1Gb if it's laggy and broken.

They recently created a new plan to try and get leechers to go after 12pm, well if you're unlucky enough to be trying to use the net after 12.01pm well good luck..

I like the idea of naked dsl and voip phone so I don't really want to change but I'm pretty unhappy not being able to use YouTube type sites :(

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  Reply # 147293 13-Jul-2008 00:50
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Xnet will help with any problems that aren't related to them being stingy on international bandwidth.




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  Reply # 147298 13-Jul-2008 01:20
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bobby: PS. how do you change your username

If you contact a mod and you give them a good reason why you want to change your username then they may be able to help you there Smile


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