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# 209038 9-Mar-2017 22:12
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Hi all,

 

 

 

Recently thought I'd upgrade routers from my Fritzbox 7360 to the D-Link 880L. I expected to get faster wifi speeds with the latter due to it being a newer generation router and dual band. So far I've only managed 7 mbps down on both ethernet and wifi. When I use the Fritzbox, I'm getting ~24-50 mbps down, and ~100 through ethernet.

 

 

 

Wondering if anyone has had similar issues and how to improve the speeds of the new router. Advertised speeds are much higher, and I would expect higher than the older 7360. I've tried changing the various settings on the 880L wireless settings, to no avail. Any assistance/advice would be much appreciated.

 

 

 

I'm on NowNZ's Fibre 100. 

 

D-Link 880L - https://www.speedtest.net/result/6115229304 (slow ~7 mbps D, through ethernet and wifi)

 

Fritz box 7360 - https://www.speedtest.net/result/6115243877 (faster ~50 mbps D, over wifi)

 

 

 

Cheers

 

 

 

R


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  # 1734056 9-Mar-2017 22:33
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To begin with if your ISP is NowNZ try their server for both tests.

 

 

Also I would note down the channels/frequencies the Fritzbox has chosen to broadcast on and manually set the D-Link to use those for testing.



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  # 1734232 10-Mar-2017 09:45
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Trying with NowNZ server gave similar results.

 

 

 

The Fritzbox and D-Link are setup the same (i.e. broadcast, etc). I'm thinking the router is setup incorrectly, but I would assume that would render no internet connection.. Or it's faulty?

 

 

 

 

 

Cheers


 
 
 
 


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  # 1734254 10-Mar-2017 10:00
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Have you got the latest firmware on the D-Link?



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  # 1734446 10-Mar-2017 16:01
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Yes I've checked the firmware, it is the latest. Might give DD-WRT firmware a go.

 

 


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  # 1734506 10-Mar-2017 19:14
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1.08WW?

Don't believe the auto update thing.

I'm on VDSL only and get pretty much the max over wi-fi - around 30mbps.

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  # 1734508 10-Mar-2017 19:17
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Here's a link to the firmware - which I believe is the latest.

http://forums.dlink.com/index.php?topic=65882.0



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  # 1735081 12-Mar-2017 00:58
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Updated to the latest firmware, thanks for that. Hasn't made any difference to the speeds though.. can't figure out why I'm getting such slow speeds.. this is a faster/newer router!


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  # 1735156 12-Mar-2017 11:33
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there were some big problems with the 2880 that still exist, maybe the 880 is just rebranded frimware, I personally wouldnt use a consumer grade dlink router, id return it and get a asus or netgear.





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  # 1735236 12-Mar-2017 13:21
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Righto so I've got it working to what I expected (~96 mbps down):

 

 

 

https://www.speedtest.net/result/6122828698

 

 

 

It would seem a factory reset using the button on the back of the router did the trick. Then setting up everything from scratch again. Excellent.


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  # 1735505 13-Mar-2017 07:16
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That's odd. Anyway glad you've got it sorted.

 

Another useful tip is to set the router to reboot every night. There is a setting under administration or something. I found this helps reliability.


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