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3600 vs 3801 wireless capabilities/ speeds

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3600 vs 3801 wireless capabilities/ speeds

Hi guys first post,

 

I'm thinking about switching from a 3801 to a 3600 because I don't want to pay the monthly fees.

 

I was just wondering how the wirelss/wires capabilites compare on each. because I will be using a bunch of ethernet as well as wireless devices on the 3600.

 

My main concearn is that I do not want slower speeds when switching to the 3600.

 

Also if wireless speeds are slow could I just buy my own wireless router and use that and follow directions in post #13 from here:

http://forums.att.com/t5/Residential-Gateway/U-verse-for-BUSINESS-2Wire-3600HGV-bridge-mode-or-anoth...

 

Thanks

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Re: 3600 vs 3801 wireless capabilities/ speeds

First question why on a 3801? Did you have TV service at one time or always internet only?

What is your loop length? If tech install possible loop is to long to support 3600 (less than 2200 feet with good lines)

Same b/g wireless for both if no current wireless problems should not have one switching to 3600.

Same four Ethernet ports on back, supporting your current setup.

If loop length is issue, the Pace 5031 is now available same $100 price tag as 3600, designed for longer loops HSIA, VOIP only.

And yes if desired to hook up behind the following link should work.
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Tutor

Re: 3600 vs 3801 wireless capabilities/ speeds

Thanks for your help.

 

I don't know why, the 3801 is what the technitian installed. We used to have internet but now were on vonage.

 

Is there any way to find the loop length my self or by calling technical support or will I have to get a technitian?

 

 

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Re: 3600 vs 3801 wireless capabilities/ speeds

Download UV real time, run and post pics, est loop length is there

http://www.uvrealtime.com/

Example http://www.dslreports.com/forum/r28382309-Issues-in-the-last-day-and-a-half.
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Message 4 of 7
Tutor

Re: 3600 vs 3801 wireless capabilities/ speeds

Ok I did just what you said. I guess the loop lenth is around 2,600 so the 3600 will probably not work.  I'll call in to see I can get a 5031NV.

 

Thanks:

 

Here is the screen shot:

http://imgur.com/mv4axSs

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Re: 3600 vs 3801 wireless capabilities/ speeds


amerr4 wrote:

Thanks for your help.

 

I don't know why, the 3801 is what the technitian installed. We used to have internet but now were on vonage.

 

Is there any way to find the loop length my self or by calling technical support or will I have to get a technitian?

 

 


Vonage is not an internet service, it is an internet phone service only. You still need internet for Vonage to work.

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Re: 3600 vs 3801 wireless capabilities/ speeds

Sorry I meant now we ONLY have internet. Before we use to have att phone and internet but now we use Vonage for our phone service instead.

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