I need educating about ADSL Router

  wobblymike 22:10 24 Aug 2005

I have recently switched to Broadband my choice being Plusnet's £14.99 up to 2 MB uncapped with which I might add I am very pleased. When I ordered the hardware I got a Voyager 205 ADSL router with both an ethernet connection and a USB connection on it. I have opted for the Ethernet connection and have connected the router to my LAN card via an Ethernet cable. All works fine. My questions are these
1. Which is the best option Ethernet or USB and why
2. My connection speed shows always as 100.0 MBPS
yet when I do a speed test via Plusnets home page I get results which vary from 1.6 to 1.9. Why is this?

  ashdav 22:14 24 Aug 2005

Ethernet is the better connection (quicker)
100Mbs is the speed of your LAN.
1.6 to 1.9 is the speed of your broadband.

  Technotiger 23:34 24 Aug 2005

Hi, you have definately chosen the best options.
Will also make it very easy for you to set up a home wireless network if you ever need to.


  wobblymike 14:00 25 Aug 2005


  Rigga 16:00 25 Aug 2005

1. Ethernet, as already mentioned above.
2. The 100mbps is your internal network speed, i.e the speed that you are connected to your router. The router is connected to the external internet at around 1.9 mbps. which is typical ADSL 2mbps speeds.


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