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#272440 25-Jun-2020 00:07
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Firstly please any spelling and grammatical errors as while I have gotten better over the years - I am Dyslexic.




On to the matter at hand, I recently signed up for UFB on a no contract basis with My Republic and have had a few odd problems which appear to be related to my previously 2Degrees FritzBox 7490 - even though I did a full factory reset.


When I initially got the UFB fired up I had it running directly into my laptop and got the advertised speed or near enough 950 down 550 up ; however when I ran the connection with the same 50m Cat 6 cable through my 7490 I occasionally started having some weird issues which still persist. It started with the download rate dropping significantly to around 650 and the upload rate halving and occasionally it would be even worse with a 650 download rate and a 0.2 upload.


This left me very confused as my Fritz quite happily goes 900/100 all day long on my flatmates Vodafone cable connection and thus I rang My Republic who got me to take the Fritz out of the equation and hook the 50m cat 6 directly from the ONT to the PC and low and behold my speed was back to what it should be. I also went through the process of replacing the shorter cable for the LAN from my router to the PC and leaving the 50m cat 6 to the router but it makes no difference at all.


Am I doing something wrong?, barring that is the Fritz not up to the task? can I please have some stats on what routers you guys are using - I don't care about the wireless side as I don't use it but I do need to know of a router that can achieve the full WAN speed range and still feed a LAN.


Windows 10 PC is Class C on, Netmask Gateway DNS


Fritzbox FritzOS version is 07.12, Frimware 113.07.12 on IP Address with DHCP used to obtain the WAN connection, all of the Fritz's 1 gig LAN ports are set to full power non ECO mode. Port 1 on the Fritz is the WAN connection - using the setting "Connecting to a cable modem (cable connection)". Downstream is set to 950Mbit/s and Upstream 550Mbit/s I have also tried it via "Connection to an external modem or router" without setting the VLAN and achieved the same slower results.


Thanks for your time, I can provide screenshots if required.

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  #2511862 25-Jun-2020 00:43
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Can't speak for the issues with the FritzBox as haven't dealt with them myself, but if you're dead set on replacing the router:


I hear a lot of good things about the Ubiquiti EdgeRouter-X - dirt cheap at $115, purely a router with no wireless capabilities, can handle Gigabit UFB as long as hardware offloading is enabled, very reliable and won't need rebooting every 2 days. Pretty widely used by people here on GZ too. If you need wireless capability they pair well with Ubiquiti access points which are also solid bits of kit.


Can also personally vouch for the MikroTik RB3011 and RB4011 units but they are significantly harder to configure and not intended for average users. Also widely used here on GZ but pricing is significantly higher than the Ubiquiti ERX (as well as capability).



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  #2511864 25-Jun-2020 00:59
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the 7490 is a good modem/router and is capable of what you want.

You have yours set up a little different to mine - but not sure that is the issue . . .

I have mine set to 

Connection to an external modem or router


connection settings

down =  1000
up = 1000


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  #2511866 25-Jun-2020 01:08
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First off. As many people (including myself) say, MyRepublic are absolute rubbish and they've also got some very dodgy marketing. If you were on 2degrees, you've essentially downgraded yourself.


The Fritz!Box 7490 is a very capable router and can do Gigabit absolutely no problems. To be perfectly honest, any off-the-shelf consumer-grade router will perform worse than it. I think there is a little more to your problems and these problems I have also seen myself while setting up routers on MyRepublic connections.


As you state you're not in any contract - I'd strongly recommend shifting providers over to Voyager ( as they're another no contract provider with excellent support and I have confirmed the Fritz!Box 7490 works absolutely no problems on them, it'll be a cheaper solution for you and in the process you're going with a far better internet service provider - believe me when I say, the monthly cost difference is worth it.


2degrees have also posted this: which may be of help to you. MyRepublic use just straight DHCP (or IPoE) without VLAN tagging.

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  #2511878 25-Jun-2020 02:13
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Thanks for the quick responses,


When I was with 2Degrees I was on VDSL2 wasn't bad at the time but doesn't compare these days.


The setting on my router which related to the 2Degrees page here is shown in Mbit/s so the difference must be part of a firmware upgrade at some point, I had it set to 950/550 because well logically it couldn't really go any faster than the ISP would let it, this has however sorted one problem setting it to 1000/1000 and that is that upload is now up to what it should be ; however download is still abysmal at around the 650 mark.


What I still can't fathom is why if I remove the Fritz and cable directly from the ONT to the PC it works as advertised - still has me scratching my head.




I agree with regard to My Republic's service levels, I have been living in Situ at my disabled clients house while all this covid stuff went on as we all decided to reduce to one client - one care provider to protect our clients. To that end I had them install this connection on port 2 of the ONT as my client has port 1 with slingshot. I got a notification saying it was working and nope - nothing from port 2, it turned out they had overwritten port 1's config with the My Republic connection. After much cursing and swearing at the sales people I finally got that sorted.


At this point I am about to return to my own home as it is now "supposedly safe" for me to do so and not have my client effected ; however I was arranging to have the connection switched over and had to go through the process of getting an ONT installed at my own home - but this couldn't happen straight away and Enable had to be delayed - but My Republic without being told to do so cut off the internet on port 2 of my clients ONT saying that I had requested to have it disconnected, again I was furious - it took them four hours to get it back on.


On what planet does an ISP disconnect a connection to transfer it to a new address when the hardware (ONT) has not yet been confirmed to them as being provisioned? Anyway that's a whole other story.


It sounds like at this stage part of my problem is resolved and that the other part may lay within the selected ISP..



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  #2511891 25-Jun-2020 07:28
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Can you tell us more about what's going wrong? I've had a Fritzbox 7390 and 7590, they're quite capable and work perfectly. Agree that moving back to 2degrees might solve your problems.

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  #2511907 25-Jun-2020 08:13
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I have the 7590 fritzbox from 2degrees on my Gb connection and see  over 800Mbps down over Wi-Fi which is insane and it's not even WiFi6

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  #2511975 25-Jun-2020 08:56
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First off, you shouldn't need to appolgies for being Dyslexic :)




remove the speedlimit completely from the 7490 and see if it comes right...

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  #2512061 25-Jun-2020 11:27
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I have never used a Fritz but as others have said stand clear of MyReublic





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