Mine has been great the last few months, my signals are not what would typically be considered excellent, but are within the +- 10 range. This is wired, wireless is about half on AC right beside the WAP.
Also note that modem is bridged with a Ubiquiti UAP and USW.
Is there any way to see the rollout schedule? Bell installed fibre in my neighbourhood this summer their "gigabit fibe" (fiber to the home) service is available to me and it's pretty tempting.
When is Gigabit coming to my area?
As the title states ... I'm currently on 250u, and enjoying it, but am getting antsy for Gigabit. I am in St. Thomas Ont... any word on when it may come?
🙂 as of a few days ago we have it avilable in Erin Ont located half way betweem bramton and orangevile west of hiway 10, i found out by checking once a week using my postal code 🙂
chances are wont be getting it since rogers cant fix my internet connection that they spent a yr on trying to fix major issue from the Tap back or some thing to that effect..
Wow that is fast. Last week for Brampton Postal code it was showing not avaialable and today its good to go !!! .. Tempting !!! .. My router is future proof as well !!! Asus RT-AC87U !!!
Wow, thats a loaded question, and I happen to have the same router. I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but
I don't think that there is any home router on the market that will keep up with 1 Gb/s service, even new very
expensive routers. The processing capability just isn't there for the vast majority of routers. I'll refer you to the
smallnetbuilder review of the RT-AC68U:
From that review comes the following throughput data:
Wan to Lan: 754.5 Mb/s
Lan to Wan: 824.6 Mb/s
Total Simultaneous: 808.0 Mb/s
The wifi numbers for the 5 Ghz network test show a max of 350 Mb/s down, ~310 Mb/s up. The wifi numbers are interesting to say the least.
To run this router and many others for 1 Gb/s service, you can probably say goodbye to using any of the
functions that are available in the firmware, and that happen to require any processing time at all. They will
definitely cause reduced throughput.
In short, the answer to running gigabit speeds will be something like a pfSense router, using the 68U or other,
as a wifi access point. There is also the question of whether or not any of the devices on your own network are
really prepared to run at that rate as well. So, lots of work to thoroughly prepare for gigabit rates.
I am in Guelph which, being a town with a big Uni, one would hope is on the list. I don't think I can get the 250 service yet.
I DO see more Rogers trucks ( including the contractors) about climbing up poles on the main roads through town so maybe some more coax is being replced by fibre.
I am at the end of a cable so I bet I'll see some activity outside before Gigabit is announced. I also bet I'll be the first and maybe only customer on my street!
Just installed today with Hitron CGNM-3552-ROG router modem.
These are speeds on my pc on second floor, modem on main floor. Download speed slowed to 349 Mb/sec on my wife's older PC in same room as cable modem, diretly connected to the modem even with gigabit network card. Speed slowed back to 170 Mb/sec once modem was bridged and connected to my sonicwall router TZ210. So I put it back as gateway and disconnected the sonicwall. I may upgrade to a newer sonicwall if I want to keep my old dual WAN setup.
Tech said signal in cable was good.
Not all speedtest.net servers have the same data rate capability. If you're looking to run a test with the CGNM-3552 installed, use the Toronto Telus server. It will give you a better result. I believe that speedtest.net chooses your server based on ping time, which may result in using a server that isn't the fastest one around.