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Best Wifi Router for £300 or less

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Posted · Original PosterOP

I have the normal BT smart hub and i get 30-50mbps which is low. I heard some people have different routers but still use BT and get nearly 200mbps. What is a better router?


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What's your current router, and what speed does BT claim you can get? 


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Posted · Original PosterOP
7 minutes ago, Zando Bob said:

What's your current router, and what speed does BT claim you can get? 

My router is called the BT smart hub and i don't know what speeds i am meant to get. I know it should be more but that is it?


PC Specs:

CPU: Intel i7 4790K @ 4.6Ghz

CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i v2

Mother Board: MSI Z97-GAMING 5 ATX LGA1150 

RAM: 2x8gb DDR3 Hyper x Fury 1600mhz Red

Storage: 240 SanDisk SSD Plus, Crucial MX300 750GB SSD,  WD Blue 2TB 5400RPM

GPU: Gigabyte G1 Gaming GTX 1080 SLI

Case: Corsair Crystal 460X

PSU: Cosrair RM850X 80+ Gold

OS: Windows 10 Home

Monitor: Acer Predator XB271HU 27" 1440p @ 165hz

Keyboard: Razer Black Widow Chroma

Mouse: Logitech G502

Sound: Sony MDR 1000x Headphones, Blue Snowball Microphone

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Laptop Specs:

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CPU: Intel i5 6300HQ @2.3GHZ

RAM: 8GB DDR4 @ 2400MHZ

Storage: Intel 180GB SATA M.2 6GB/s SSD, Crucial mx300 1050GB SATA M.2 6GB/s SSD

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Just now, A Silver said:

My router is called the BT smart hub and i don't know what speeds i am meant to get. I know it should be more but that is it?

I'd just look for a good router from Linksys or Netgear that is rated for 802.11ac (It can handle up to 300mbps, so it shouldn't bottleneck). 


 If you wanna discuss the X58 platform and get tips and advice: General X58 Xeon/i7 discussion. If you want to discuss old Star Wars games like Battlefront II and KOTOR, check out my thread: Anyone still playing old Star Wars games? 

 

Long live his RGBness, @Damascus! And Fractal Design/SeaSonic dude, @Ordinarily_Greater is awesome as well! Also the man who introduced me to the glorious XCMR, @WhisperingKnickers.

 

X99 rig:

Spoiler

CPU: 5820K at 4.5-4.6Ghz, working on getting my OC 100% stable
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D15S
Motherboard: EVGA Classified X99
Memory: 32GB (4x8GB) HyperX Predator 3200MHz DDR4
Storage: 120GB HyperX Savage SSD, 2x 2TB Seagate Barracuda 7200rpm HDDs
GPU: Radeon VII
Case: Corsair Air 540, Black
PSU: EVGA 1000W G3

X58 rig: 

Spoiler

CPU: X5670 at 4.56GHz/1.5v for now, planning to push higher on that voltage

CPU Cooler: Heatkiller IV CPU block and custom loop with 360mm slim rad
Motherboard: EVGA Classified 4-Way SLI X58 motherboard
Memory: 24GB HyperX Savage DDR3 (Red). Running ~1600MHz 10-10-10-28 for now, it'll to 9-9-9-24 but I'm planning to push to 2000MHz, thus the looser timings. 

Storage: ADATA SU800 128GB SSD, HyperX Savage 120GB SSD
GPU: MSI Gaming X 1080 Ti 11G 
Case: Mountain Mods mobo tray, PSU mount off etsy, some rad mounting hardware and a board of plywood and such from Lowes. 
PSU: Corsair RM1000i

Laptop:

Spoiler

Clevo P750TM1-G
Random Celeron, 8700K died so I gotta get my hands on an i5 8400

16GB 2400MHz DDR4

GTX 1070

250GB 960 Evo, 2TB Seagate Firecuda, 1TB Seagate Barracuda Pro

 

 

 

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if you only subscribe for 30-50mbps package any router won't give you anymore speed.

and if you don't know the exact number, I assume you are not the one who's paying for it.

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Posted · Original PosterOP
2 hours ago, Blebekblebek said:

if you only subscribe for 30-50mbps package any router won't give you anymore speed.

and if you don't know the exact number, I assume you are not the one who's paying for it.

I know i am meant to be getting 70 minimum 


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Storage: 240 SanDisk SSD Plus, Crucial MX300 750GB SSD,  WD Blue 2TB 5400RPM

GPU: Gigabyte G1 Gaming GTX 1080 SLI

Case: Corsair Crystal 460X

PSU: Cosrair RM850X 80+ Gold

OS: Windows 10 Home

Monitor: Acer Predator XB271HU 27" 1440p @ 165hz

Keyboard: Razer Black Widow Chroma

Mouse: Logitech G502

Sound: Sony MDR 1000x Headphones, Blue Snowball Microphone

PC Part Picker Link: On my profile

Laptop Specs:

Alienware 13 R3

CPU: Intel i5 6300HQ @2.3GHZ

RAM: 8GB DDR4 @ 2400MHZ

Storage: Intel 180GB SATA M.2 6GB/s SSD, Crucial mx300 1050GB SATA M.2 6GB/s SSD

GPU: Nvidia GTX 1060

OS: Windows 10 Home

Screen: 13.3 inch FHD (1920 x 1080) IP S Anti-Glare 300-nits Display

 

 

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google about the Linksys E1700:

"Linksys E1700 speeds up to N300 Mbps and creates a powerful wireless network. 4 Gigabit ports deliver 10x faster transfer rates than Ethernet for photos, video and data files."

 

in the Netherlands you can get it for €50, which is about £43

I don't know if it is available in other countrys


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BTs current biggest package is 76Mbps down, so whoever you are getting that info from is chatting shit boss.

 

Your speed will all depend on what Infinity package you are on, and then on the sync speed to your router.

 

Edit: PLEASE DO NOT BUY A DIFFERENT ROUTER UNTIL YOU HAVE CHECEKD THIS. BT currently provides the best ISP provided router in the UK.

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fistly check your speeds with your ISP, calling them and having someone look at your account and telling you what speed you pay for then double check this with a computer that is plugged into the router with an ethernet cable(as wifi has too many variables that can cause a slow down in network performance even when you are right next to the router)
second if you do determine you need a new router for the amount of money you listed id suggest looking into building your own router(shouldnt cost any more than $200), there are plenty of free firewall/routing software out on the market that are user friendly, id suggest either pfsense(not very user friendly but very capable in terms of functionality) or sophos utm(very capable but limited to 50 IP Addresses and from what i read its user friendly) and if the OS you have doesnt support built in wireless cards(pfsense does support this) to be used as an access point, you can buy a cheap access point or wireless router that has an access point feature(netgear comes to mind or heck even your old router might have that feature)

 

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First you need to confirm what sort of VDSL speed your telephone line can manage. That can be done with the BT Wholesale DSL Checker. Enter your phone number and check the VDSL values. The range A high values are the best case scenarios and the range B low values are the worst case scenarios.

 

I have FTTP here at home so below is an example for a property that's close to the cabinet. Once you've determined the maximum speed your line could achieve you need to ring BT and confirm you're on the 76Mbps package and what your "point of sale speed" is. Once you've got this information you then need to do some digging and find out what sort of hardware is in the cabinet you're connected to. Purchasing a VDSL router with the same chipset as your cabinet can help line stability and speed.

 

Let us know the results of your investigations and I will talk you though finding out what cabinet equipment you've got :)

 

 

(I promise this all worthwhile :) )

 

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Bt do offer 330/30 but that's fibre to the premises. The other options they do are 55/10 and 80/20.

 

if you could login to your router, by googling how to and screenshot your sync speed I can assist you further. The smart hub should tell you your current sync speed and your max attainable.

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