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Legobrandon

join:2013-03-17
Richmond, BC

[BC] Switched to Shaw to the 25mbps Plan, What Should I Expect?

Hi all,

I was tired of overpaying with Telus and having $5 price increases every other month. So I finally made the switch to Shaw. I already had cable TV with Shaw but now I have all 3 services with them.

Got a good bundle price and some nice bonuses. Though I'd try them out for a few months to see if I like it.

My plan includes 25mbps Internet, Basic phone and Personal TV. Which comes to around $120/month not including tax.

So what speeds should I expect during the day with Shaw internet? Full 25mbps speeds? I heard that during peak hours you are lucky to even reach about 5 or 10.

Also, Shaw is providing me with a modem/router. From what I've heard form others, apparently these ISP provided modems/routers are crap. Any recommendations for a good/decent router under $30? I just need a simple plug-and-play router. Nothing fancy like firmware modding...etc. If it helps, we have 3 computers, and various WiFi enabled devices.

If Shaw doesn't work out, I'll probably move to Teksavvy.

PS. I'm in Richmond, BC.

Thanks!

stolen

join:2004-04-12
Calgary, AB
kudos:2

Re: [BC] Switched to Shaw to the 25mbps Plan, What Should I Expe

said by Legobrandon:

Hi all,
So what speeds should I expect during the day with Shaw internet? Full 25mbps speeds? I heard that during peak hours you are lucky to even reach about 5 or 10.

Also, Shaw is providing me with a modem/router. From what I've heard form others, apparently these ISP provided modems/routers are crap. Any recommendations for a good/decent router under $30? I just need a simple plug-and-play router. Nothing fancy like firmware modding...etc. If it helps, we have 3 computers, and various WiFi enabled devices.

If Shaw doesn't work out, I'll probably move to Teksavvy.

Speeds all depend on the area. If you're in a bad area that requires upgrades, you'll have slow speeds during the evening. If you're in a good area, you should be just fine.

If you do get a stand alone router, remember to make sure you call Shaw and have the modem put into bridge mode, so that you're not double NATing. That can cause problems.

If Shaw doesn't work out, don't expect Teksavvy to be any better, since in Richmond, they use Shaw's cable infrastructure. Unless your problem with Shaw is price.

ilianame

join:2002-06-05
Burnaby, BC
kudos:2

1 edit
Edited out the truth, Shaw be watching

kevinds
Premium
join:2003-05-01
Calgary, AB
kudos:3
reply to Legobrandon
If your budget is $30 for a router, use the built in one, you're not going to get better for that price.
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