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jimnyc
09-09-2017, 02:31 PM
I checked my connection by bypassing my router and realized that my ISP had upgraded us but my crappy router? was not working. If I didn't test, I may not have known. I was only getting 7Mbps, which for normal use you wouldn't notice. My normal speeds used to be an awesome 30Mbps and about 5Mbps upload. Now with my new router... big difference for me!

https://i.imgur.com/pgqt9Xs.jpg

NightTrain
09-10-2017, 02:57 AM
Yeah, don't go cheap on the router... just upgraded mine a few months ago and there was a big difference in link strength and speed.

STTAB
01-24-2018, 02:14 PM
Cox cable is moving us to GigaBlast soon. I can't even imagine. I have 150Mbps download speeds now.

NightTrain
02-06-2018, 10:40 AM
Cox cable is moving us to GigaBlast soon. I can't even imagine. I have 150Mbps download speeds now.

That's crazy fast.



Also, something almost every router has these days is dual-band for your wifi, 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz. If your router is close enough to where you're using it, you'll want to use the 5 GHz for much faster speeds.

The higher the frequency, the faster it is but the shorter the range so that might not always be an option - but it vastly increases your speed if you're able to use it. Most people just connect to their 2.4 and don't mess with it.

Taco Junkie
02-06-2018, 02:29 PM
I started having trouble with Netflix and put in a new router. My old router was dual band but this one is much faster and better connection. Super easy to set up. Left my router name and pw the same and everything was back on line in minutes.

Use 2.4 for my home controls for the reach, 5.0 for gaming and movies.

Adding a Ringg doorbell/video cam this weekend.

jimnyc
02-06-2018, 02:34 PM
That's crazy fast.

That's no doubt! I always like to brag about my connection, but he's done kicked my ass big time!! LOL

https://i.imgur.com/cT2JW0k.png