Hoping someone can help me solve this long running debate. I currently am with TPG Umlimited using the ADSL 2+ Wireless modem I got when I signed up with them. Which is a Netcomm N300 wifi adsl2+ modem.
According to the TPG coverage map I am a possible 668m line of sight / 1069m cable distance from the exchange.
I have run a speed test at speedtest.net with these results:
PING: 30 ms
Download: 6.82 Mbps
UPLOAD: 0.72 Mbps
I don't have a home phone so there for there are no filters plugged in.
I usually connect to Wifi using my Samsung S4 and and have run a test using speedtest.net on my phone while connected to wifi with these results:
PING: 243 ms
DOWNLOAD: 7.15 Mbps
UPLOAD: 1.37 Mbps
Although if I run the test using the Telstra 4g I get these results:
PING: 136 ms
DOWNLOAD: 28.12 Mbps
UPLOAD: 8.70 Mbps
My question is if I were to purchase a decent wifi modem around the 250-300 dollar mark would my speeds be likely to increase? I have read many forums where people are saying yes by buying a decent modem you can increase speeds, and then on the next line the exact opposite saying the internet connection is only as fast as your IP provider.
While I can fault TPG for reliability it would be nice to have a faster connection especially since I am close to the exchange.
I have posted my device info below also. Any suggestions would be welcomed on how to increase my speed and whether I should purchase another modem. Thanks in advance :D
PS... please keep the information at a reasonable level, I like to think I have a little bit of an idea about tech talk but I wouldn't say im the best..
Board ID: 96328ang
Build Timestamp: 120117_1427
Product Class: NB304N
Serial Number: 0060646f3257
Software Version: GAN5.CZ56T-B-NC.AU-R1B033.EN
Bootloader (CFE) Version: 1.0.37-106.24
DSL PHY and Driver Version: A2pD030n.d23c
Wireless Driver Version: 22.214.171.124.cpe4.406
This information reflects the current status of your WAN connection.
Line Rate – Upstream (Kbps): 1020
Line Rate – Downstream (Kbps): 18505
LAN IPv4 Address: 192.168.1.1
Default Gateway: 10.20.22.31
Primary DNS Server: 126.96.36.199
Secondary DNS Server: 188.8.131.52
LAN IPv6 Address: fe80::1
Default IPv6 Gateway:
Primary IPv6 DNS Server: 0.0.0.0
Secondary IPv6 DNS Server: 0.0.0.0
Date/Time: Tue Sep 17 16:04:17 2013