View Full Version : Upgrading Wireless Modem

21-12-2011, 04:13 PM

Currently I have Dyanalink RTA1025W wireless modem. I want to upgrade it to really good modem which can be as fast as possible. Basically I want to access video faster from my Samsung LED TV UA40D6600 through its inbuilt wi-fi.
Same way I want to watch video for my Laptop that have inbuilt wi-fi.

I study little bit and found, I should buy modem that support 802.11n and ADSL2. I have few question before I buy new modem.
(1) Should I buy two or three antenna modem? As I got inbuilt wi-fi in my TV and laptop, does more antenna will improve the speed?
(2) I heard that ADSL2+ is not yet in New Zealand. So If the ISP say ADSL2+ it is still ADSL2 in New Zealand? Please explore this.
Is ADSL2+ M is in New Zealand or not?

(3) Finally the most important:
Please suggest me the best wireless modem for these needs.

Thank you in advance.

21-12-2011, 04:34 PM
You will not be able to go any faster than your Internet Service Provider can offer. You do not state who that is, or how far you are from their nodes.

21-12-2011, 04:40 PM
Most wifi connections are at 54mbps. That's faster than the average internet connection in NZ.

21-12-2011, 06:49 PM
Thanks for reply.
I have Slingshot Broadband 50 plan. It is Full/Full speed plan i.e. Download speed = 17Mbits/S. And Upload 0.8MBits/S.
They said I got ADSL2 and/or ADSL2+ as ADSL2+ is yet not in New Zealand.
I do not know, how far I am from slingshot node?

My most concerns are:
If I buy with three antenna, will it helful? Or as my TV and Laptop got inbuilt wi-fi(I think one antanna), it will not help whether I got one antenna modem or three.
And if you guys have any recommendation for Good Wireless Modem.

21-12-2011, 09:36 PM
The recent standard for wireless is 802.11g which operates at 54Mbps. The newer standard is 802.11n which begins at 100Mbps. So unless you are loading your wireless with other traffic 54Mbps will handle internet traffic fine! If you want to use 802.11n bear in mind that you will need 802.11n wireless network cards in the remote devices (which you may already have?).

Multiple antennae may help if you have a difficult transmission path or the distances are longer.

21-12-2011, 10:15 PM
You have ADSL2+

25-12-2011, 06:32 PM
802.11n not draft cause draft is not as good with connections on some routers and modem routers are best also get one with 2.4 and 5 GHz so you can assign different devices to certain bands of the network

25-12-2011, 09:45 PM
...or just stick with G-wireless. As johnd mentioned, it's already * significantly* faster than your ADSL2+ connection.

And yes, ADSL2+ has been available in NZ for a couple of years now, I don't know where you heard that from that it wasn't.

26-12-2011, 04:16 PM
it depend these two john and chilling science are right it depends on what your devices have like when i bought my router i didnt know that my laptop was g 4 a while but when i did i just put it on mixed mode my android is also g so then i put it on n so get n 4 future

26-12-2011, 06:57 PM

27-12-2011, 11:07 AM
You only need 802.11n (300mbps) if you are going to stream videos from your laptop/PC to the TV, that will be faster than 802.11g (54mbps). But if you are going to stream music or videos from the net strainght to TV than 802.11g will do just fine. I have 802.11n setup at home since I stream videos from my PC straight to my Apple TV 2, 802.11g worked fine for me but I went with 802.11n since its a lot faster internally.

28-12-2011, 07:31 AM
Considering most HD video rarely goes over 20mbps, and the 720p stuff from YouTube is around 2-3mbps, I'd have to respectfully disagree.