Those that know me from the "other" place may know I've tested a good few routers in my time. I was browsing the Be forum recently and read that Be are making some network changes
and are offering to replace routers for long-standing customers. as I have been with Be 5 years, I thought I should qualify!
I sent a support ticket on Thursday and my Be Box 2 (Technicolor TG582N) was delivered yesterday. Stats are as follows -
Uptime: 0 days, 1:15:43
DSL Type: ITU-T G.992.5
Bandwidth (Up/Down) [kbps/kbps]: 1.395 / 18.421
Output Power (Up/Down) [dBm]: 12,0 / 18,5
Line Attenuation (Up/Down) [dB]: 16,3 / 28,5
SN Margin (Up/Down) [dB]: 4,5 / 3,1
Previously I was running an O2 Wireless Box IV which has been dropping the connection a lot recently, the wireless kept dropping out and I was syncing at 17 Meg with a DS Att of 27, which is lower than the new router records.
Fingers crossed that this new router remains stable. I'll keep the O2 box, just in case although I'm not sure whether it will still work after the network changes and I can't upgrade the firmware as it's JTAG'd to O2.
Be let me keep the original Be Box so it's in the cupboard along with the 585, 2wire, DG834N (faulty) and O2 box