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    Default New router & new speeds

    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!

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    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.
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    Cox cable is moving us to GigaBlast soon. I can't even imagine. I have 150Mbps download speeds now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by STTAB View Post
    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.
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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NightTrain View Post
    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

    I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears and sweat…You ask, what is our policy? I say it is to wage war by land, sea, and air. War with all our might and with all the strength God has given us, and to wage war against a monstrous tyranny never surpassed in the dark and lamentable catalogue of human crime. That is our policy. You ask, what is our aim? I can answer in one word. It is victory. Victory at all costs - Victory in spite of all terrors - Victory, however long and hard the road may be, for without victory there is no survival.
    Winston Churchill

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