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#265809 12-Feb-2020 14:26
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I've just been offered the Fritz!box 7530 for an ADSL connection. I assume this is standard for ADSL with another for fibre?


Any feedback on the WiFi signal strength with the 7530, can't seem to find much online? My current modem is a TP Link TD-W9980. Reasonable WiFi performance, but getting a bit long in the tooth with no security updates.

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  #2416740 12-Feb-2020 15:14
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The 7530 supports Ethernet WAN (fibre). I would imagine 2degrees use the same device across all of their fixed line offerings, but don't know for certain.


Can't comment on the Wi-Fi performance of the 7530, but I've tried a 7490 in the past and found it performed quite well, happily moving in excess of 400Mbps, and provided decent coverage.

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  #2416799 12-Feb-2020 18:44
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I signed up to 2degrees a month ago, with fibre 900/400Mbps (never had ADSL with any ISP so I can't comment to that) and the router they supplied was the Frtiz!Box 7530. Someone I know mentioned to me they thought the 7490 is better (they didn't explain how) and suggested perhaps 2degrees were out of that model, but I am happy with the 7530.


Best speed tests I've seen with my newest laptop: over ethernet 930 Mbps down 530 Mbps up; over Wi-Fi in same room as router, 400+ down and up.


Wi-Fi range: it seems good to me, nothing exceptional, on a par with previous router from different ISP. With the Fritz 7530, 5G coverage to the furthest room in our house (down a hallway, through a wall, and upstairs from the router) was not quite sufficient for streaming. So I got a range extender, set it up at an AC socket halfway down the hallway, and now everything works great.

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