on 26-04-2012 13:34
So i finally have a more stable connection, but last night the internet dropped round 5am. so i thought i would try just the VMNG300 no router attached. Didnt work so i went out to do what i had to and when i returned internet was back up and i started browsing, everything seemed faster so i did some tests.
Download to Preston that normally sits at 95 MBits jumped to 106 Mbits
Download to Bournemouth normally sits at 40-50 Mbits jumped to 105 Mbits
Downloads to Paris normally sit at 60ish Mbits jumped to 99.10 Mbits
This would imply that the DIR615 is causing a part of my issue.
With out the Dlink IP address 22.214.171.124
With the DIR615 IP address 126.96.36.199
Why would this happen? I have tried two different routers both provide less that what the modem would on its own. they are using the same Blue ethernet cables that came with the modem.
As you can see the UPLOAD is pretty consistent regardless of the equiptment. the jitter is also a little higher with the router compared to just the router
So i know the modem supports more that 100 Mbits ive seen it. Yet i need the router for the whole FAMILY to use the internet. So please can you explain why this is the case and what you can do to fix this, would be happy with a better router, as both DLINK routers i have 1 running DDWRT and 1 unused(untill today) DLINK from VM direct if you have a product then the equipment provided should work with it well. not make it worse.
on 26-04-2012 13:52
It is dependant on the WAN>LAN throughput available on the router.
The DIR-615 has a WAN>LAN throughput of around 87Mb'ish according to the below website, it can potentially be more dependant on what the router is doing at the time of testing and what firmware is in use. However it is definately limited in its potential to supply full WAN>LAN throughput required for a 100Mbit service;
|D-Link Wireless N Router (DIR-615 [B2])||87.5|
on 26-04-2012 14:15
Thanks for the reply falcon. i see where the issue is.
Surely VM should provide a router that works at more than what this one does. In my experience the VMNG300 out performs the SH in every operation, and i bet it does not have a better overall WAL-LAN that the DLINK does.
I cant afford the cost the routers in that list and some of them look amazing, id be happy if VM would provide a router capable of using the whole connection for the whole family
on 26-04-2012 14:46
on 26-04-2012 15:05
i would like to see them FORCE me to do anything,
I see a rosey future,,
never thought i would say that
on 26-04-2012 15:10
on 26-04-2012 15:18
on 26-04-2012 16:46
I built my own custom dual wan router using pfsense and some old pc equipment I had lying around which matches/exceeds some enterprise grade equipment.
8GB SSD (pulled out of a broken dell mini laptop and have never had a use for it until now)
1x 1Gb Nic for internal LAN
1x 1Gb Nic for VMNG300
1x 100Mb onboard Nic for BT infinity PPPoE
It is massive overkill for a home made router, however it is quite possibly the best addition to my network setup ive added for a while. I was using a WNR3500 netgear which is capable of 100Mb+ WAN>LAN but it would fall on its face with large amounts of connections.
You can find out more info of this FreeBSD software at http://www.pfsense.org/
Here are some screenshots, if anyone would like any information of how to setup such a system let me know.
BT infinity connection is currently being re-wired as the cat5e is being routed outside and around the house so its currently off while I do this.
on 26-04-2012 17:06