Marginal 2Mb ADSL. Will new Router help?

Discussion in 'Broadband' started by Vortex, Jun 20, 2005.

  1. Vortex

    Vortex Guest

    I have been using ADSL for a couple of years, with a 512 connection that has
    been solid as a rock.

    Recently regraded to 2 Mb and the connection is "marginal" (I am 6k from
    exchange). It's probably up 50% of the time. I really do not want to
    downgrade back to 1Mb or less!

    ISP is arranging for BT to double check things are optimised at their end.
    The question is are there more things I can do to optimise my end?

    I am using a D-Link DSL604+ router directly from the Master socket. It's
    been suggested to me that different/newer routers may have improved "front
    end" signal handling and therefore be more robust. This seems plausible to

    Can anybody comment on this? Are some routers have better prformance than

    Any comments/observations welcome.

    Vortex, Jun 20, 2005
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    Flying Rat Guest

    Try upgrading the router firmware. Available from D-Link's website.

    That router is not exactly ancient BTW and a newer firmware release is a
    no-cost option, but make sure you RTFM before attempting to flash it.

    Flying Rat, Jun 20, 2005
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    vortex2 Guest

    Good suggestion. Will try tonight.

    vortex2, Jun 20, 2005
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    Martin² Guest

    Draytek Vigor range of modems are good and rock solid, if not cheap.
    They have a beta version of firmware specially for UK marginal signal
    Martin², Jun 21, 2005
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