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 Post subject: DSL Wireless Routers
PostPosted: Thu Apr 09, 2015 3:25 am 
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This regards a home wireless network with 6.0 DSL (ATT) as used in conjunction with a custom built desktop, laptop and an iPad and currently using XP Pro on my Windows PC's.

My current router is Netgear 7550 and I am told that it is going bad or is already there. I get slow download speeds like 1.78 and if I reset the router it goes up to 5.1. I was told that it should not do that and shows that it's defective.

ATT wants to send me a Pace 4111 router/modem combo to replace the 7550. They said they would send me either one. My questions are:

1) Which of the two is better?
2) What is a better brand and model to use with 6.0 DSL.
3) Is it better to use a separate modem & router vs. an all in one combo?
4) If a modem/router combo is showing slow download speeds of 1.78 and after resetting the router the download speed goes up to 5.1 does that indicate the router is defective?

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 Post subject: Re: DSL Wireless Routers
PostPosted: Thu Apr 09, 2015 6:20 am 
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Could be another cause. Check your EULA or contract about "data limits".
There could be a cap on how much data is sent/received each month.
Or if your wireless network is not secure, someone else may be "riding" it.
Or if the unit is several years old, a small annoyance effect to get you to upgrade.
If deciding on a new unit, I would favor a combo unit, fewer wires and components.

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 Post subject: Re: DSL Wireless Routers
PostPosted: Thu Apr 09, 2015 10:40 pm 
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From what I can find in ~25 reviews so far, those 7550 boxes seem to have a will of their own, Pace is the new owner of 2-Wire, the modem/router brand they previously gave out. A lot of people were happy with their 2-Wire devices and were disappointed at the netgear stuff. So I lean towards the Pace 4111 if that is the Pace 4111N they are talking about.

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