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modem to Blast at 250mb

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modem to Blast at 250mb

Hello,

  I agreed to promo (Standard Double Play). Its includes internet Blazt speed increase to 250 mb. However, they said my modem (Zoom 5341J) can only handle 150 mb. That means I am leaving 100 mb on table. Everytime I do one of these theoretical speed increases I never notice. That said, I want to see if its worth it to upgrade my gear below:

 

Cable Model - Zoom 5341J

Wireless Router - Asus RT-NG6U (Docsis 3.0)

 

Thank you

Carl

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Re: modem to Blast at 250mb

The 5341J is compatible with 250 Mbps speed;

 

https://mydeviceinfo.xfinity.com/device/zoomtelephonics-5341j-312

 

Check that model number of the Asus router ?



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Re: modem to Blast at 250mb

Asus  Wireless Router model number is: RT-N66U

 

When I do speed test I get:

5.6 mbps (download)

11.5 mbps (upload)

 

Those sound like horrible numbers but I am no expert. 

I did my speed test here: https://www.speakeasy.net/speedtest/

 

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Re: modem to Blast at 250mb

That router is fine for 250 as well ! 

 

Is this with a WiFi connection ? If so, for a test, does a computer hardwired directly to the router with an ethernet cable have the same problem ?

 

Test your speed here;

 

http://speedtest.xfinity.com/



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Re: modem to Blast at 250mb

however, when I do my speed test here: https://www.speedtest.net/

 

I get:

 

56.87 Mbps (download)

12.02 Mbps (upload)

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Re: modem to Blast at 250mb

ok speed test from you link (http://speedtest.xfinity.com/

 

77.8 Mbps (download)

11.9 Mbps (upload)

 

This is over wi-fi. Those number are pretty good right? I don't need to upgrade?

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Re: modem to Blast at 250mb

Do the hardwired to the router test please.. If you are supposed to be getting 250 now, that download speed is NOT good..



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Re: modem to Blast at 250mb

ok ethernet straight into wireless router (also took all devices off network except for 2 printers)

 

109.81 Mbps (download)

12.02 Mbps (upload)

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Re: modem to Blast at 250mb

O/k one more test hardwired directly to the modem (no router at all). You'll need to power-cycle the modem when connecting the computer directly to it, and then again when reconnecting the router.



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Re: modem to Blast at 250mb

update, when I rebooted modem & router and did speed test here: http://speedtest.xfinity.com/

 

I get 

 

249.9 Mbps (download)

11.9 Mbps (upload)

 

So it looks like I needed to reboot modem & router. Thank you

 

Also, I have total of 13 devices on this network (printers, ipads, cell phones, laptops). Should I divide them evenly between two bands 2.5 GHz & 5 GHz?

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Re: modem to Blast at 250mb


@tripod9 wrote:

 

Also, I have total of 13 devices on this network (printers, ipads, cell phones, laptops). Should I divide them evenly between two bands 2.5 GHz & 5 GHz?


Not necessarily. You should leave the individual devices connected to the bands that afford them their optimal performance.



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