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Topic # 126903 23-Jul-2013 15:00
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Hi, 

I'm trying to research upgrading my default Vodafone router to try and gain some extra speed. This is the router I currently have http://www.vodafone.co.nz/broadband-wireless-router/ 

Does anyone have any experience with updating their Vodafone router to a new one? Which router could give a boost in speed? I'm currently getting around 7.5 Mbps 

Thanks 

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  Reply # 864326 23-Jul-2013 15:17
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Presumably you're on ADSL2/2+, not ADSL, right? It's impossible to guarantee any particular router would give you a speed increase, as it primarily comes down to the state of your line etc. Recommendations will depend partly on your budget and features. In general, Asus, Cisco, DrayTek, Netgear are good, imo. I was using an Asus DSL-N55U as my ADSL modem until I got VDSL, and it was great, and gave good speeds, but doesn't offer 802.11ac support.




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  Reply # 864333 23-Jul-2013 15:22
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Yup, using ADSL2+ router.. current one I'm using is 802.11 b/g/n.. My budget would depend on the gains, happy to pay more for better gains but as you said it depends on my service etc.

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  Reply # 864335 23-Jul-2013 15:23
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I think you will be throwing $$$ away

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  Reply # 864354 23-Jul-2013 15:45
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First, determine whether you have a problem.

If you have a problem, fix that.

The fix is highly unlikely to involve a modem/router swap.

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  Reply # 864372 23-Jul-2013 15:52
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lee2121: Yup, using ADSL2+ router.. current one I'm using is 802.11 b/g/n.. My budget would depend on the gains, happy to pay more for better gains but as you said it depends on my service etc.


You're not going to make significant gains regardless, unless the current modem is faulty (which would usually result in no connection, rather than a slower one, but still). You may get a few hundred kbps, even a couple mbps, if you were going from a very poor modem to a very good one, but from what I've seen of the Vodafone ones, they're pretty decent to start with, at least as far as line speeds go. Maybe you're quite far from the exchange/cabinet, or there's an issue on your line - if one is not already installed, a master splitter may help more than a new modem would, for example.




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  Reply # 864374 23-Jul-2013 15:54
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Thanks for the advice guys.. guess I'll stick with this one until faster internet is available in my area. 

Cheers. 

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  Reply # 864402 23-Jul-2013 16:16
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Approx where is this area?



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  Reply # 864407 23-Jul-2013 16:18
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Sumner, Christchurch 

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  Reply # 864422 23-Jul-2013 16:26
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What are the modem line stats showing?



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  Reply # 864443 23-Jul-2013 16:37
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How do I find that? I logged in the advanced section for 192.168.1.1 but couldn't see any modem line information.

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  Reply # 864454 23-Jul-2013 16:43
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lee2121: How do I find that? I logged in the advanced section for 192.168.1.1 but couldn't see any modem line information.


Device info -> Statistics -> ADSL





Perpetually undecided.



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  Reply # 864455 23-Jul-2013 16:46
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Thanks :)


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