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Discussion in 'Networking' started by Bryce98, Jan 26, 2011.

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  1. Bryce98

    Bryce98 Senior Member Thread Starter

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    We have a belkin N wireless router (Model No# F5D826-4 V1) connected to an old Siemens Speedstream 4200 modem. We were thinking about getting just a new modem, but found that an all-in-one router-modem was the best buy, especially when we saw this review of the Billion Bi-Pac 7800N.

    However, we want to be sure that this will increase our internet speed so we're not wasting money. What if there was bottleneck in our phone line that would make the quality of the modem Irrelevant? How can we be certain?

    Thank's for your time :)
     
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    Bryce98 Senior Member Thread Starter

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    On average, it's showing about 4.2 Megabits/sec download and 0.32 megabits/sec upload with 52 ms ping to the nearest server.
     
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    that would be considered a good speed in the UK - but very much depends on what you are paying for - as I say UK 8MB service , you would often expect between 4-5Mb
    so I would assume 90% of what you are paying for as OK
    and if it went below 80% most of the time I would complain to the ISP and get them to do a line test
     
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    Thanks!
     
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