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    ASUS RT-AC66U Router Installed - Sky Fibre Now 30% Slower

    This is a discussion on ASUS RT-AC66U Router Installed - Sky Fibre Now 30% Slower within the Sky Broadband (Fibre) Help forums, part of the Sky Broadband help and support category; I installed the ASUS RT-AC66U Router exactly 8 days ago using the Merlin firmware, the install went fine. However my ...

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      ASUS RT-AC66U Router Installed - Sky Fibre Now 30% Slower

      I installed the ASUS RT-AC66U Router exactly 8 days ago using the Merlin firmware, the install went fine. However my Sky Fibre speeds are now down to 19 Mbps. I rebooted the router this morning but get the same result. Any ideas if I can get the speeds back up to the 30 Mbps range?

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      Re: ASUS RT-AC66U Router Installed - Sky Fibre Now 30% Slower

      Have you tried putting the Sky router back on to see if the problem is with the router or the modem?

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      Re: ASUS RT-AC66U Router Installed - Sky Fibre Now 30% Slower

      It's been at just under 30 Mbps since Sky Fibre install in May, never changed and I tested it before switching the routers as a comparison. I've left it a week in case the line needed to stabilise or whatever it does after messing about with it. I used to get a temporary drop (for approx 5-7 days from memory) on the old Netgear 934 router, if I messed about with it or Sky did their myriad of line tests.
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      Re: ASUS RT-AC66U Router Installed - Sky Fibre Now 30% Slower

      I would have thought the speed issue would be up to your BTO modem, not beyond it.

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      Re: ASUS RT-AC66U Router Installed - Sky Fibre Now 30% Slower

      I meant put your Sky supplied Fibre router (SR101) back on to check it. You may have to do this anyway if you have to call Sky.What happened on your ADSL supply is not relevant with fibre.

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      Re: ASUS RT-AC66U Router Installed - Sky Fibre Now 30% Slower

      Never turn your modem off, every time I do even for just a second, I lose 10Mbps download and 2-5 Upload. Then it takes at least a fortnight to come back sometimes longer. That being said, when sr101 reports being connected at 34Mbps I still get downloads at 40Mbps speed from uTorrent. I'm very glad I didn't get lumbered with that new sky router with modem combined.

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      Re: ASUS RT-AC66U Router Installed - Sky Fibre Now 30% Slower

      I turned off the modem when setting up the router, so it could be that. I'll give it another week to see if comes back up. Thanks for the tip.

      Question for you. How are you getting 40Mbps with uTorrent? mine gets capped at 2-2.5Mbps on both torrents and Usenet.

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      Re: ASUS RT-AC66U Router Installed - Sky Fibre Now 30% Slower

      Probably means 4Mbps on UTorrent

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      Re: ASUS RT-AC66U Router Installed - Sky Fibre Now 30% Slower

      Actually you need to pay close attention to which are capitalised and which are not. Utorrent gives me as high as 4.9MB/s (has touched 5 sometimes)depending on source etc... (not Mb/s) which I believe converts to almost 40Mbps the full theoretical speed of my line, however as I said my SR101 reports that I'm only connected at 34Mbps most of the time, hence me doubting reported speeds in favour of monitoring the actual throughput. Although that being said I'm crap at maths so I could be wrong.

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      Re: ASUS RT-AC66U Router Installed - Sky Fibre Now 30% Slower

      I've ordered myself an Asus RT-N66U. Looking very much forward to it - it has double CPU power and 8 times the RAM of my WR1043ND

     

     
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