Consider replacing your existing modem/router with a more robust model to improve speeds.
When most people purchase their broadband modem or router, they probably think that all such devices perform in a similar fashion, and that the differences between them come down to aesthetics, features (for example, whether or not WiFi is supported) and price. However, we have found that this is not the case.
Also, not all modems support the latest enhancements with high-speed fibre broadband, such as G.INP and multicast (required for BT’s TV service, for example).
We have rigorously tested many different broadband modems over the years, and we are often surprised by how different they are in terms of the speeds that they connect at and, in particular, their abilities to maintain a reliable broadband connection. If your modem/router is relatively old, or you suffer from regular disconnections on your line, there may be significant benefits in upgrading, particularly if your current modem does not support target SNR margin tweaking (with conventional ADSL or ADSL2 lines).
We are often asked to provide recommendations for modems/routers, so we have produced the following page, which is regularly updated.
We have found that Billion modem routers performance particularly well with both conventional ADSL/ADSL2 lines (offering the innovative feature of SNR adjustment described earlier in this guide) and fibre broadband lines (fully supporting G.INP and multicast).