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Broadband Change! Draytek Vigor 2600G versus BT Home Hub 3

Thursday, August 8th, 2013

As I was passing the “Save the Children” charity shop in Pocklington, at the weekend, I spyed a BT Home Hub 3, Mint, Sealed, New in Box, in he front window, for £5!

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Always, after a bargain, I snapped it up for a fiver! If you didn’t know BT Home Hubs supplied by BT are “locked” to their Broadband network, you cannot change the username, but a few minutes later, I had an unlocked version, and can use it to connect to my ISP - Eclipse Internet.

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I’m interested to see, if replacing my aging, Draytek Vigor 2600G router, would I get a better connection speed, and download speed! Here are the test results

Draytek Vigor 2600G test results

My Broadband Speed Test

My Broadband Speed Test

BT Home Hub 3 test results

My Broadband Speed Test

So it does not look like my aging Draytek versus BT Home Hub 3, is the cause of my slowness! and looking at these non scientific tests, the Draytek appears to be faster!

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Someone fiddling with my Broadband!

Thursday, October 29th, 2009

My sync speed has fallen to 19,200 this is ridiculous, so I thought I would just get another Draytek Vigor 2600G router out of the box to test, the router has not failed. I have three routers as backups, all the same with the same basic config and firmware on each, I just backup the config off the current active router and transfer to the new unit after power-up. Seems a little overkill, but with three routers exactly the same, it’s easier and quicker to configure, it times of need, and this is one of them.

After connecting up the new router, the sync speed jumped up to 3,136,000, this is the highest I’ve ever seen it, with a SNR Margin or 4.5. So I thought maybe the router I was using was duff, until I connected up the old, current unit and it reported the same!

sync speed as reported by Draytek Vigor 2600G

sync speed as reported by Draytek Vigor 2600G

I think someone is fiddling with my broadband connection as I type. I’m happy to say that my speed has returned to about normal at 1.6Mbps, but I’ve just run another speedtest, and it’s up at 2 Mbps, I’ve not seen 2 Mbps for many years.

2 Mbps results

2 Mbps results

speed tests over the years

speed tests over the years

Yes, I know this may appear sad, but all you City folk that live with Cable and 24Mbps, just take highspeed internet for granted, us rural folk have to put up with slow speeds. This speed increase will not last long, I have a theory, it would appear, that when we get these sunny warm spells in the village, my speed slows down, I bet it’s cold and clear outside at present!

But at least I’ll be able to work tomorrow…

unless it breaks again overnight …

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