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will a new router for my isp improve speed?

my wifi currently is very very slow, around 600kbps wired on a good day, would a new router help improve this speed? i understand a new good router will improve wireless strength and range but anything to the actual speed of the internet? my wifi is rated for 11MBps but being in a rural area speeds are badly affected

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I’m not sure, but it sounds like you are running into a modem problem here. 

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3 minutes ago, Awesome84 said:

I’m not sure, but it sounds like you are running into a modem problem here. 

anything i can do about that?

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What is the bandwidth you are getting from your provider? If you don't know you can try connecting a laptop directly to the ethernet port on the wall and test the speed. 

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5 minutes ago, Alex MR46 said:

What is the bandwidth you are getting from your provider? If you don't know you can try connecting a laptop directly to the ethernet port on the wall and test the speed. 

bandwidth meaning speed? ive done it on my desktops through ethernet and its 3.5/4.5Mbps about 600KBps

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12 hours ago, Stargaze obama said:

i understand a new good router will improve wireless strength and range but anything to the actual speed of the internet?

No. You can’t get what you don’t pay for.

 

12 hours ago, Stargaze obama said:

my wifi is rated for 11MBps but being in a rural area speeds are badly affected

What kind of internet connection do you have in this rural area?

 

12 hours ago, Stargaze obama said:

my wifi currently is very very slow, around 600kbps wired on a good day,

What device does your ISP provide you with? Do you have your own wireless router? If you’re only getting 600kbps while directly connected to the modem/router over ethernet, that might be a problem with the cables, the modem/router itself, or the type of internet connection that you have.

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17 hours ago, Falcon1986 said:

No. You can’t get what you don’t pay for.

 

What kind of internet connection do you have in this rural area?

 

What device does your ISP provide you with? Do you have your own wireless router? If you’re only getting 600kbps while directly connected to the modem/router over ethernet, that might be a problem with the cables, the modem/router itself, or the type of internet connection that you have.

My internet is rated for 11MBps and I'm using the router they provided, my internet is internet? What do you mean  "kind of internet connection"

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2 hours ago, Stargaze obama said:

My internet is rated for 11MBps and I'm using the router they provided, my internet is internet? What do you mean  "kind of internet connection"

How much speed are you paying for from your ISP?

How does your ISP provide the internet? Wireless? Coax Cable? Phone line/DSL?

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13 hours ago, Lurick said:

How much speed are you paying for from your ISP?

How does your ISP provide the internet? Wireless? Coax Cable? Phone line/DSL?

Isp uses phone line I believe? I plug a small ethernet like cable into a filter that plugs into a phone socket, rated speed is 11MBps

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46 minutes ago, Stargaze obama said:

Isp uses phone line I believe? I plug a small ethernet like cable into a filter that plugs into a phone socket, rated speed is 11MBps

Sounds like DSL.

 

IIRC, DSL has a maximum speed of 100Mbps (that’s megabits per second, not megabytes per second) in the best of conditions if the ISP even provides that. Are you sure your connection speed is 11MBps and not 11Mbps?

 

Additionally, the further you physically are from the DSL ISP, the more the signal attenuation and maximum speed degrades. Being that you’re in a rural area, you’re probably getting the best speeds that can be attained on a DSL line.

 

A new router won’t help with improving internet connection speed if this is the case. It might help with better WiFi coverage (if it’s a newer-generation WiFi router), but it’s client-to-WAN speed will be limited by the already-slow DSL connection.

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10 hours ago, Falcon1986 said:

Sounds like DSL.

 

IIRC, DSL has a maximum speed of 100Mbps (that’s megabits per second, not megabytes per second) in the best of conditions if the ISP even provides that. Are you sure your connection speed is 11MBps and not 11Mbps?

 

Additionally, the further you physically are from the DSL ISP, the more the signal attenuation and maximum speed degrades. Being that you’re in a rural area, you’re probably getting the best speeds that can be attained on a DSL line.

 

A new router won’t help with improving internet connection speed if this is the case. It might help with better WiFi coverage (if it’s a newer-generation WiFi router), but it’s client-to-WAN speed will be limited by the already-slow DSL connection.

There is new "gigaclear" fiber-optics being installed but won't be ready until 2021, no month given just 2021, so I presume it's old cables like you suggest causing interference and signal degradation, my isp said it was 11 MBps, I made sure it was a usable speed, I live at home still and don't pay for the internet so my parents of course weren't looking to spend a fortune for something they don't use often, thanks for the reply, was most helpful

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10 hours ago, Falcon1986 said:

DSL has a maximum speed of 100Mbps

VDSL yes, but the OP could have shitty aDSL. In my city in the parts that have it aDSL is only rated for 18 Mbps. Thats all AT&T can muster. 

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On 12/5/2020 at 11:38 PM, Donut417 said:

VDSL yes, but the OP could have shitty aDSL. In my city in the parts that have it aDSL is only rated for 18 Mbps. Thats all AT&T can muster. 

So looks like I'm stuck with these speeds until the new lines are in use, thanks for the info

 

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3 minutes ago, Stargaze obama said:

So looks like I'm stuck with these speeds until the new lines are in use, thanks for the info

 

Keep in mind dsl is distanced limited. The further from the local co or remote box the slower it gets. Rural areas, at least in the US suffer from slow speeds to no wired internet. So new lines may or may not help. That’s if any provider intends to run any. Rural areas generally are not profitable, therefore no one wants to offer services in those areas. 

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On 12/8/2020 at 5:17 PM, Donut417 said:

Keep in mind dsl is distanced limited. The further from the local co or remote box the slower it gets. Rural areas, at least in the US suffer from slow speeds to no wired internet. So new lines may or may not help. That’s if any provider intends to run any. Rural areas generally are not profitable, therefore no one wants to offer services in those areas. 

 I'm in the uk so rural may have a different meaning, I am around 2 miles fr the nearest village but around 38 miles the nearest city, I'm surrounded by farms with a few other houses, from my understanding the town near me has generally good speeds but that's had a lot of work done prior to me moving here about 4 years ago

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3 minutes ago, Stargaze obama said:

 I'm in the uk so rural may have a different meaning, I am around 2 miles fr the nearest village but around 38 miles the nearest city, I'm surrounded by farms with a few other houses, from my understanding the town near me has generally good speeds but that's had a lot of work done prior to me moving here about 4 years ago

Rural in the US means potentially miles of land between you and your neighbors. Also DSL is DSL, Coax is coax and fiber is fiber. Doesn’t matter where in the world you are. The only difference is the UK and the EU are much more socialist compared to the US. Meaning your government probably paid to have some of that build and forces them to serve those people. 
 

Fact is DSL is very distanced limited compared to Coax or Fiber. The further the wire has to go, the slower it gets. 

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