My exchange is now showing it has been upgraded to 21CN and BT have emailed me to say they will be making network upgrades this week.
I currently use a Netgear DG834GT modem/router connected to an Apple Time Capsule which is also a wired/wireless router. I run two wireless networks. Most of my equipment runs on wireless "N" through the Time Capsule. I also use an Airport Express to extend the "N" coverage to a part of the house. Any wireless "g" equipment runs through the Netgear. I have BT Vision conected via ethernet cable to the Netgear. I never lose a wireless connection (unless out of range) and my BB connection is rock solid and stays on 24/7. I have not used the download function of Vision but may use it for the BBC iPlayer if it becomes available.
This is yesterdays speed test:
1. Best Effort Test: -provides background information.
Max Achievable Speed
Download speedachieved during the test was - 5926 Kbps
For your connection, the acceptable range of speeds is 600-7150 Kbps.
Your DSL Connection Rate :8128 Kbps(DOWN-STREAM), 448 Kbps(UP-STREAM)
IP Profile for your line is - 6500 Kbps
2. Assured Rate Test: -provides background information.
Max Achievable Speed
Download speedachieved during the test was - 654 Kbps
For your connection, the acceptable range of speeds is 576-600 Kbps.
Assured Rate IP profile on your line is - 600 Kbps
1. Is the Home Hub 2 an ADSL 2 router?
2. Currently, apart from the Vision Box, all my other equipment runs wirelessly. With this configuration will there be any point using an ADSL 2 router and if so what will the benefits be?
Thanks in advance for any input.
Solved! Go to Solution.
Thanks for your response Titanic.
By "rock solid" I mean that I never lose a connection although obviously connection/download speeds does vary depending on the time of day.
I'm not at home at the moment so will post the router stats later. I have been trying to understand the wireless speeds possible related to actual speed at the router and find it a litttle confusing. The main point I would like to cover is the relationship, if any, between the incoming speed at the modem/router and the output wireless speed on my "N" network i.e. whether in my particular set up moving to ADSL 2 would improve what I get on my wireless network.
Hope this makes sense.
|Current system stats|
|System Up Time 129:46:32|
with your stable connection and an attenuation of 24 switching to adsl2+ is a 'no brainer'
8mb adslmax switch to adsl2+ get 18mb
Thanks for the reply imjolly.
Does this mean just switching routers (I have my unused BT supplied HH2 still in the box) or would I have to request an upgrade from BT.
As I stated earlier the only current wired connections I have are the Vision box and Apple Time Capsule. Would upgrading to ADSL 2 make any speed difference to all my wireless network.
you should still be able to use your netgear when switching to adsl2 - unless you want to change to the HH
Thanks to both of you for the information it's been a great help. I will continue with my Netgear if I can as it has been totally reliable for a few years now.