Which is the better router?

Discussion in 'Broadband' started by JohnDavidson, Sep 26, 2014.

  1. JohnDavidson

    JohnDavidson Guest

    I've been running the old BT Home Hub 3 on my fibre connection, despite
    having moved over to Plus Net some time ago, but I've discovered that it
    does not allow me to edit the router's DNS settings, so 'm thinking about
    finally plugging in the Technicolor TG582n router that came when I opened my
    account and has been gathering dust on a shelf.

    My questions is which has the better/stronger/more reliable wireless signal?
    I live in a 2-bedroom apartment, so it doesn't have to travel too far, and
    I've always had a good signal from the BT Home Hub. If it wasn't for the
    DNS issue, I'd probably leave the BT job where it is...

    JohnDavidson, Sep 26, 2014
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  2. I have a TG582n supplied by Zen, and although the settings pages
    aren't very exciting, it works very well. If two of the best ISPs have
    opted to supply this as their basic router, there's probably a reason.
    It wouldn't be in their best interests to supply something that didn't
    work reliably.

    To check wireless performance, install a survey program such as
    InSSIDer on a laptop, or WiFi Analyser on an Android phone, and walk
    around the premises where you want it to work.

    Roderick Stewart, Sep 28, 2014
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  3. I found both to work as well as each other. Based on other peoples'
    accounts though, you may find the Home Hub to be slightly better.
    Plusnet Support Team, Sep 28, 2014
  4. JohnDavidson


    Nov 14, 2014
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