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    Different Router, Different Speed... Hmmm

    This is a discussion on Different Router, Different Speed... Hmmm within the Sky Broadband (Fibre) Help forums, part of the Sky Broadband help and support category; So I got my sky fibre installed and just spent the last hour reconfiguring my gadgets etc. So basically my ...

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      Different Router, Different Speed... Hmmm

      So I got my sky fibre installed and just spent the last hour reconfiguring my gadgets etc. So basically my setup is this:

      Netgear DNG2200 <---- Cat5----> Sky 2504N

      It's all working and all devices can been seen from each router.

      I did a speed test when connected to the 2504N router and I get roughly 35mb/s but when I'm connected to the Netgear I get 14mb/s. Why is that?

      The speedtest is done via speedtest.net


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      Re: Different Router, Different Speed... Hmmm

      How were you connecting to each router and was it with the same computer?

      Have you disabled the DHCP Server on the DGN2200?

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      Speedtest: 17.15MB/s 0.97Mb/s Ping 31 ms

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      Re: Different Router, Different Speed... Hmmm

      Yipe, read the guides, disabled DHCP and the DNG2200 is 192.168.0.250

      And yes its on the same computer. I tested it several times so its not a fluke. Oh, using wireless to connect to both, thats how I rapidly switch between the two routers

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      Re: Different Router, Different Speed... Hmmm

      Could you do the tests again, but using an Ethernet cable?

      WiFi is subject to interference from outside source.

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      Re: Different Router, Different Speed... Hmmm

      Good idea. It could be the routers themselves...

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      Re: Different Router, Different Speed... Hmmm

      It could be the Sky 2504N is more compatible with the BTO modem,I read that when comparing the DNG2200 against supplied routers the noise level of the DNG2200 was higher.
      Have you tried speed tests using different web browsers?When doing the speed tests say at speed Test I use different browsers.The best results for me are from IExplorer which I updated using the disc supplied with the Sky Fibre router.IExplorer gives 38Mbps D/L and 2 Mbps U/L but with Chrome I'll get as much as between 8 to 10 Mbps lower D/L and yet the U/L is more or less the same but as for FF it's slightly slower then Chrome.


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      Re: Different Router, Different Speed... Hmmm

      Ok results are in: When testing with the ethernet cable I get 37mb/s via the DNG2200 router. So even though it's dual band at 300mbps there's interference. Who would have thought that the default sky router can outperfrom the netgear.

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      Re: Different Router, Different Speed... Hmmm

      Use inSSIDer and work out which router would be better on which channel.

      It may well be that where the DGN2200 is located that there is something nearby that is causing radio interference. It could be resolved simply by moving the router a few metres left or right.

      Download inSSIDer and Discover the Wi-Fi Networks Around You | MetaGeek

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      Speedtest: 17.15MB/s 0.97Mb/s Ping 31 ms

     

     

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