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HUAWEI HG612 + Asus AC68U slower than Smart Hub (6)

Hello.

 

On default setup (only Smart Hub) Im getting 26-28 Mb download speed. On my preffered setup (modem HG612 and router Asus AC68U) Im getting only 21-22 MB download speed. Can you tell my what is is like that? I tried changing all cable connections (RJ11's between NTE5C MK4 Master socket and HG612 and RJ45's between HG612 and Asus router). I allowed three days for line to settle but speeds didnt improve. Is there a reason for that? All speed tests done of course in wired connection.

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Re: HUAWEI HG612 + Asus AC68U slower than Smart Hub (6)

Probably due to different chipsets in the Hub and HG612.

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Re: HUAWEI HG612 + Asus AC68U slower than Smart Hub (6)

Are there any better modems that can replace old HG612 to achieve at least same speeds as Smart Hub 6?

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Re: HUAWEI HG612 + Asus AC68U slower than Smart Hub (6)

There are only two devices to buy new that would suit.  A Netgear DM200 and the DrayTek Vigor 130.

Look here for some information about devices that are approved by Openreach.

The Netgear is a router that needs to be configured as modem only.

 

https://community.bt.com/t5/Connected-Devices-Other/Problem-on-openreach-network-with-unapproved-vds...

 

List is at the bottom of the first link.

The alternative is to see if you can get an ECI modem from the auction site.

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Re: HUAWEI HG612 + Asus AC68U slower than Smart Hub (6)

Is it possible to set Smart Hub 6 as modem only and leave all the routing job to Asus AC68U router? In the past, with old Home Hubs (3, 4) I tried to do DMZ but its actually was not true DMZ. Maybe Smart Hub 6 is capable of doing that? Hearing from everywhere this is top notch, best all around, amazing, gorgeous etc.

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Re: HUAWEI HG612 + Asus AC68U slower than Smart Hub (6)

No, you can turn off DHCP and wireless but you can't put it in modem only mode.

 

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Re: HUAWEI HG612 + Asus AC68U slower than Smart Hub (6)


@ISILDUR wrote:

Are there any better modems that can replace old HG612 to achieve at least same speeds as Smart Hub 6?


Have a look at some of the ZyXel modems (1312, 8324, 8924 etc). I have found them pretty good (though everyone's line is different) and they can be found on sites like eBay

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