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Which 5Ghz router should I buy to replace Talktalk HG533 router (fibre optic customer)?

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Found 6th Dec 2014
Hi,

I'm a talktlak customer with 72mb down / 20mb up fibre optic connection.
Their Huawei HG533 router doesn't allow me to get more than 30mb download (if I'm lucky I might get around 40mb) so I was thinking about getting a router that allows 5ghz.

Would be TP-Link TL-WDR3600 a good option? It costs $45 at amazon right now.

thanks
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Are you sure the weak link here is the router or the device used to connect wireless?
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rev6

Are you sure the weak link here is the router or the device used to … Are you sure the weak link here is the router or the device used to connect wireless?



Yes I'm sure.
Before you get a new router, ring talk talk and ask what the utilisation is in your area as that will affect speeds also it may be the cable distance between the cabinet and your house as this massively affects speed. My father in law is a bt engineer and has 76mb fibre. The cabinet is literally 3 doors down but due to the copper cable he only gets 15-20mb
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barrel24

Before you get a new router, ring talk talk and ask what the utilisation … Before you get a new router, ring talk talk and ask what the utilisation is in your area as that will affect speeds also it may be the cable distance between the cabinet and your house as this massively affects speed. My father in law is a bt engineer and has 76mb fibre. The cabinet is literally 3 doors down but due to the copper cable he only gets 15-20mb


When the connection via ethernet is absolutely perfect, but you struggle to get 30mb download via wifi (with 802.11n and 300mbps devices) I think it's clear that the problem is the wireless performance of the talktalk router
the new upgraded talktalk super router supports 5ghz and you can do away with your openreach modem

have a look on ebay for the HG635 as lots of people sell the new one they recieve if signing up for a new contract and they don't want to change to the new one
titooo

When the connection via ethernet is absolutely perfect, but you struggle … When the connection via ethernet is absolutely perfect, but you struggle to get 30mb download via wifi (with 802.11n and 300mbps devices) I think it's clear that the problem is the wireless performance of the talktalk router



Do live in a fairly built up area? Sorry if this is obvious but your channel might have too much inference on it, have you tried switching it? I remember living in a flat where the wireless was shocking due to there being 8 other nearby routers.

If this is the case, you've checked and all 3 channels are busy, then moving to 5ghz and not using the microwave is a good solution!
thetwistedblue

Do live in a fairly built up area? Sorry if this is obvious but your … Do live in a fairly built up area? Sorry if this is obvious but your channel might have too much inference on it, have you tried switching it? I remember living in a flat where the wireless was shocking due to there being 8 other nearby routers.If this is the case, you've checked and all 3 channels are busy, then moving to 5ghz and not using the microwave is a good solution!



Channel 1 and 11 seem to work best here, most use 11 but not 1. That's why I asked they are sure it's the router. 5GHz signal strength is poor compared.
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thetwistedblue

Do live in a fairly built up area? Sorry if this is obvious but your … Do live in a fairly built up area? Sorry if this is obvious but your channel might have too much inference on it, have you tried switching it? I remember living in a flat where the wireless was shocking due to there being 8 other nearby routers.If this is the case, you've checked and all 3 channels are busy, then moving to 5ghz and not using the microwave is a good solution!


thank you. I didn't checked that

To be honest the main reason why I want a 5ghz router is to be able to do Remote Play from my PS4 to my phone without issues (it doesnt work well wiuth 2.4ghz)>

I'll check the HG635 router that the mate above mentioned

thanks
Im awaiting a HG635 from talktalk. It seems to get good reviews. The hg533 i have is not up for the job. It cant handle the 4 PCs,1 ipad, 1PS3, 2 PS4's, 1 WiiU, LG smart tv, youview box, and 5 mobile phones(not at the same time). Hopefully the new one will. Just ring them up and ask for one or go on the talktalk forum and tell them your problem. Im sure the hg533 is only for under 32mb medium fibre for anything bigger they give the new super router
rev6

Channel 1 and 11 seem to work best here, most use 11 but not 1. That's … Channel 1 and 11 seem to work best here, most use 11 but not 1. That's why I asked they are sure it's the router. 5GHz signal strength is poor compared.



Yep, you're definitely right. 5ghz signal strength is poorer, but it does have the advantage that much less people are using it at the moment so if you live in a flat in a dense area it's a good option.
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