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Huawei HG533 Router Trial

Last updated on 2012-10-08 12:00:29

TalkTalk Labs are proud to announce the release of the Huawei HG533 trial.

This trial is to gain valued feedback from our Plus customers on the operation and performance in the home.

The router is a new design, 4-port Full "N" wireless device taking on suggestions from the previous Huawei HG532 and D-Link DSL-2780 trials. See full new features and improvements below:

  • Full N (long guard interval by default so maximum of 270Mbps, short guard interval can be configured to give 300Mbps)
  • UPnP turned on by default
  • Auto wireless channel selection turned on by default
  • DLNA (not turned on by default at this stage)
  • SMB server
  • USB port for storage and printing
  • Dedicated Fibre port for Fibre Optic speeds of 40/2 or 80/20
  • Auto sensing logic to identify which connection method the customer has, ie customers do not need to make the switch manually
  • YouView Support
  • Power Saving

A main priority for the trial will be performance comparison testing ie how the router compares against your standard TalkTalk Router. We're especially looking for reports on:

  • DSL Sync Rates (Down and Up)
  • Wired Throughput (Down and Up)
  • Wireless Througput (Down and Up)

We have created a new category on the Feedback form to allow you to send this information to us. A suggested template for this would be:

 


 

Down Sync Rate of [TalkTalk Router including Firmware version] = "12345Kbps"

Down Sync rate of [Router under trial] = "12355Kbps"

The [Router under trial] is 10Kbps better than the [TalkTalk Router].

 


 

With throughput tests, please make sure there are at least 5 tests run as close to eachother as possible, and then averaged. Template below:

 


 

WIRELESS Speedtest Results

Website used - http://internet-speedtest.net/ (For example)

[TalkTalk Router including Firmware version]

Download Speed - 12040 Upload Speed - 796
Download Speed - 11525 Upload Speed - 800
Download Speed - 9935 Upload Speed - 799
Download Speed - 12226 Upload Speed - 789
Download Speed - 10288 Upload Speed - 791

Ave (all tests added up and divided by number of tests)
Download Speed - 11202 Upload Speed - 795

[Test Router]

Repeat above for router under test as soon as possible to prevent changed conditions

Summary -

On average speed, the [Test Router] is xxx kbps BETTER/WORSE than the [TalkTalk Router].
Highest speed recorded was xxx kbps by the [ROUTER]
Slowest speed recorded was xxx kbps by the [ROUTER]

Range of router to Testing PC : 5m (required for Wireless Testing only)


Fibre and ADSL customers can apply, unfortunately, TalkTalk TV (not YouView) customers are excluded, as this router will not work with your TV service.

For Frequently Asked Questions about Router Trials, please click here

For a list of Known Issues on this Router, click here

To sign up to the trial, please click here