Mar 112007
 

Well, it does look as though the Netgear DG834 modem is a fairly poor contender when it comes to sync speeds and throughput on ADSL2+ lines. The Billion 7300 modem that my ISP sent me outperforms the DG834 by nearly 1.5Mbit!

The DG834 came up with the following:

    ADSL1 (G.DMT):
    DownStream Connection Speed 5184 kbps
    UpStream Connection Speed 800 kbps

ADSL2+:

    DownStream Connection Speed 4969 kbps
    UpStream Connection Speed 810 kbps

The Billion 7300 seems to outclass the Netgear by a fair margin:

    ADSL1 (G.DMT):
    Upstream 800 kbps
    Downstream 6656 kbps

ADSL2+ (Annex A):

    Upstream 812 kbps
    Downstream 5390 kbps

ADSL2 (Annex A):

    Upstream 816 kbps
    Downstream 5338 kbps

Interestingly enough, both modems achieved a higher sync rate using ADSL1 spec than ADSL2 or ADSL2+. Looks like I’ll be staying in ADSL1 mode for quite some time 🙂

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