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Old 2011-02-16, 05:58 PM   #1
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Default Bell 2 wire modem and router

I have Bell's Fibe-12 which comes with their 2 wire modem with built-in G router. I am able to get 11 MBps, wired or wirelessly which is close enough (probably more than 12Mbps at demarc point) but the range / signal strength isn't very good throughout the house (given G-router).

So, I decided to try another router (Dlink Xtreme N 655). I disabled the Bell G router and put it in bridge mode, and connected D-Link router to it, but for some reason my bandwidth cuts into half (5 Mbps) - doesn't matter if the test device is wired directly to D-link router or wirelessly. I also tried another D-link G router and same result (5 Mbps). With the built-in Bell G router, I am able to get 11Mbps (wired or wirelessly).

Any obvious reason why this is happening and what can I change to get the full bandwidth on the D-link router (or any other N-router that I should consider)?

Thanks for any suggestions. Bell online tech played around with their modem / router with no change in results but it didn't seem like she knew what she was doing.
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Old 2011-02-21, 01:37 PM   #2
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The Bell 2wire is a good modem/router. You can increase the power for the wireless in the modem settings.
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Old 2011-02-25, 12:45 PM   #3
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I found exactly the same thing ... speed is cut to half!
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Old 2011-02-28, 08:46 AM   #4
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With the 2-Wire router, as mentioned, you can up the power output of the Wirelss signal. I've played with mine an can actually pick up a strong signal from 4 houses away.
Why would you need an additional router? You can have 4 wired devices and 4 wireless devices attached at once?

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Old 2011-02-28, 12:36 PM   #5
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Many reasons, here are a couple

1) N wireless vs G on the 2wire
2) Lack of any meaningful port forwarding options
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Old 2011-03-24, 08:04 PM   #6
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Agreed, but for the average user, they don't need or use those things.

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Old 2011-03-25, 09:38 AM   #7
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Default 2 Wire Modem & Windows Home Server

Has anyone been able to set up the 2 Wire modem so that you can access a Windows Home Server. It requires port 443 to be open which I believe I have done in the 2 Wire modem setup, but when I try to access the server’s web page it says it can find it but security is blocking it. Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks.
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