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#230257 15-Feb-2018 12:42
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Currently I have the supplied VDSL Modem/Router from Vodafone.

 

I want to upgrade to one that will give me better speed when others are online.. 

 

What is a good one and not too pricey?


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  #1958595 15-Feb-2018 12:56
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@Bowie You mean better internet speed or Wi-Fi speed? The Wi-Fi speed is going to be much faster than the internet speed is already

 

If you want the best internet speed possible for the line then you need a dedicated VDSL jack point and master filter installed,

 

You can't buy a modem that will give you faster speed than the xDSL line SYNC rate

 

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  #1958607 15-Feb-2018 13:49
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Or if you mean your internet seems laggy etc when others are online, this will be down to bandwidth.

 

WHat connection are you on ?

 

Are you using wifi or cable ?

 

 





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  #1958623 15-Feb-2018 14:40
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Linux:

 

You can't buy a modem that will give you faster speed than the xDSL line SYNC rate

 

 

Some chipsets will give you a higher sync rate though.


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  #1958648 15-Feb-2018 15:30
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DarkShadow:

 

Linux:

 

You can't buy a modem that will give you faster speed than the xDSL line SYNC rate

 

 

Some chipsets will give you a higher sync rate though.

 

 

The difference is going to be sooooooo marginal it's not worth it

 

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  #1958650 15-Feb-2018 15:33
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If you don't mind messing with slightly more advanced network stuff, I'd highly recommend getting a Ubiquiti EdgeRouterX and a UAP-AC, and running the Vodafone modem in bridge mode. 

 

The DSL chipsets in those modems are pretty good, and taking all the heavy lifting off the vodafone modem will help no end. 

 

There are a few people here running that setup, and there are good guides around, let us know if you want any more info on that. Obviously if your line speed is poor, there is only so much you can do, but for example I'm running a similar setup on 16Mbps ADSL and can have 2x people streaming netflix, 1x streaming youtube, voip calls going on and online gaming with basically no issues, and that's not even with any QOS setup. 


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  #1958805 15-Feb-2018 21:45
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So do you have the master filter installed or cut off the line from all other phone outlets around the house (including the burglar alarm)? what sync rate are you getting on the modem, and do you have the same speed issue while your computer connects directly to the modem by a cable?





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  #1976976 15-Mar-2018 10:04
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All I want on my cooper line is maxing the speed I can get out of my modem wifi connection since I cant get fiber.

 

Would getting a master filter installed help and who do you contact to install them?


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  #1976983 15-Mar-2018 10:11
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Bowie:

 

All I want on my cooper line is maxing the speed I can get out of my modem wifi connection since I cant get fiber.

 

Would getting a master filter installed help and who do you contact to install them?

 

 

@Bowie The modem you have does a great job and no need to change it

 

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  #1976990 15-Mar-2018 10:27
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Hi Bowie, yes a master filter is really mandatory, especially if you also have POTS (Phone) service, but regardless by installing a filter you remove all house wiring stubs from the cable as seen by the VDSL signal so optimise it.

 

If you are in Auckland give @coffeebaron a shout, if in kapiti or manawatu I might be able to help.

 

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  #1989159 6-Apr-2018 01:39
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A filter/splitter is definitely not mandatory.

 

In the case of naked xDSL, ETP wiring can be plugged straight into the vdsl port of a router, which is how it's connected at my place. The bottleneck holding us back currently is the Fischer Price 630b..  :P

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

That said, I would of course recommend a splitter where a land line is present....:)


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