Solved Upgrade D-link router to get faster internet access?

January 3, 2012 at 09:43:18
Specs: Windows XP pro, PD 950 4GB
I have a DI-604 D-link router, is it necessay to upgrade to newer router to get faster access to internet? Upgrade Firmware? I have a PD950 processor with Win XP pro and use it for DAYTRADING streaming data and fast executions.

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January 3, 2012 at 10:43:49
there are a number of deciding variables starting with what you are paying for for internet access. if you think the router is what is slowing things down, run a speed test connected to it and then run another speed test just connected to the modem

How do they compare?

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January 3, 2012 at 10:51:03
In the uk, 8MB is the max via copper cables ie BT

Fibre optic, can get 30MB. ie Virgin

I don't think changing the router will have any affect.

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January 3, 2012 at 11:30:47
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Actually the max on copper cable from BT is up to 20Mbs. I regularly get 10Mbs+ It is the new BT Infinity that uses fibre optic that BT claim will go to 50Mbs However you have to be very careful of BTs marketing speak. It can be a bit misleading to the average user..

Having said that, it is what you ISP provides that determines what you get and the price you pay. Upgrading the router will achieve nothing unless you are using a very old Modem that conforms to the original DSL standard in which case 8Mbs will be the max.


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January 3, 2012 at 12:31:45
Thanks so much for your input. Will try to test outside router and compare. Thanks again.

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January 5, 2012 at 12:48:51
Checked speeds through router and direct, absolutely no difference, DI-604 seems to function well. Thanks again.

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