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#191676 12-Feb-2016 09:44
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Had Fibre installed yesterday.




The Chorus guys have been great. From the guys that did the wiring from the road, to the technician that spent 4.5 hrs with us yesterday, our experience has been an excellent one.




Unfortunately the speed of the UFB is not so amazing.




I have my iMac plugged directly into the modem router and that is giving us 98/21 every time I do a speedtest.


Via wifi, using the Slingshot-provide Netcomm modem router, I am getting 33/20 on average (sometimes as slow as 20/20, other times as fast as 37/21.




So...upload is as fast on wifi and wired connection, but  download is abysmally slow for what I expect via wireless on UFB - that's more like VDSL speeds.




Don't get me wrong, it's way better than the 8/1 we were getting on ADSL, but it's not good for UFB, in my opinion.




Is there something I am missing? A setting i should change? Should i speak to Slingshot to enquire (the issue being that they will state that I am getting the advertised speed on my iMac)?

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  #1490924 12-Feb-2016 09:52
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That would be the issue with the wifi and the modem you have.




We had a netcomm and getting the same speeds via wifi, I ended up getting a router that supported AC wireless.




This is the router i ended up getting.

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  #1491050 12-Feb-2016 11:18
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Your connection is working perfectly with the hardware you have and there is absolutely nothing wrong. 30Mbps using 2.4GHz WiFi is a pretty good result in your average environment.


If you want faster speeds over WiFi you will need to upgrade to a router or buy a standalone AP with 5GHz support. More importantly your hardware needs to support 5GHz - if your tablets or laptop don't you will not see any benefits in doing this.


WiFi is not and never will be a replacement for cabled Ethernet. Is a complimentary offering.

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