As you could read in the last weekly review 02/2015 i have a new internet provider since middle of last week.
My old internet connection provided 6MBit in downstream and something arround 300KBit upstream. You can imagine that a video or screencast upload proves your patience 😉
I already tried to get an internet connection via Unitymedia , which offers a downstream with 100MBit , but too bad our antenna system is to old to get this speed. End of last year i used an offer from 1 und 1 nominal 50 MBit down- and 10 MBit upstream speed.
1 und 1 took care about my old provider and emailed me the activation date for 15/01/07. As announced in this email i got another email shortly before christmas that a package with a new VDSL modem/router was supposed to be delivered until the activation date.
Til then evrything was fine and even the delivery status available on the website didn’t look like problems at all. On january 5th the router wasn’t delivered so we called the internet provider and he promised a delivery in time til the activation date. On january 6th we called again and we called the logitics company Hermes . They couldn’t explain why the delivery wasn’t allready done, but they promised an in time delivery for the next day, the day of the activation. Because of this story you might huess what happen, the needed wasn’t delivered on 7th of january. The internet connection was deactivated thru my old provider and i had no VDSL router to establish a connection. Ok the router was deleivered a day later, but i will not order anything any more if the logistics company is named Hermes.
The so called Homeserver is a labeled AVM Fritzbox 7362 SL. This router provides 2 analog connections for phones, but only one is usable at the same time. If you want to connect more phones you have to invest in DECT . There are 4 Gigabit LAN connections and one for USB. From the LAN connections i used 2 for my desktop pc and my Linux server.
Connecting to the router for the first time you just have to type in the WLAN key (which is noted on the bottom side of the device, but 1und1 provides a separte document for the router, where you can find the needed key). After this connections the router connects to the provider automatically sinstalls DSL and the assigned telephone numbers, which is a great convenience.
I used a couple of internet speedtests to measure the connection. The results ranges from 46-48 MBit on downstream and 6.5 to 8 MBit on upstream, so o first sight i am pretty happy about the gained speed, allthough i have to check on the upstream speed.
What do think, good choice and what is your internet provider and did you have any problems switching? Just leave me your comments.