I have an HFC connection at home. I have been provided two devices; 1 netgear modem and 1 Saegecom router. When connected to the Netgear modem directly via ethernet I get good speeds, around 90 download (additional speedpack) and 1 upload. But when i connect the netgear to the saegecom router and then connect my pc to the router via ethernet, the speeds cut down by more than 50% (40 download and 0.4 upload)
I contacted Optus support and they advised its normal for the speed to cut down by 50% when connected via saegecom router
It does not sound normal
I did and thats when i figured the speed difference
Connecting PC via cable to Netgear modem directly - good speed
Connecting Netgear Modem to Saegecom router and then connecting PC via cable to the Saegecom rotuer - bad speed
Unfortunaltey it doesn't
The modem and router models
Netgear CM500V + Sagemcom F@st 3864V3 AC
If you check the link below, you will understand better on how its set up
If you haven't done so, I recommend you do a factory reset on the sagem to clear out and filter or restriction etc. Also, when you do the speed test with the sagem, turn the wifi off and disconnect other ethernet ports, just incase other devices are using it. Saying that, the speed shouldn't be affect by that much. It could be a faulty sagem too.
Btw, both tests are done at a similar time? Because peak and off peak periods could affect the Optus HFC network.
I have done a factory reset and both tests were done at the same time, span of 5 mins in between.
It could be a faulty Saegecom but optus replaced the device twice previously as the previous ones were faulty too
Strange that both sagem having the same problem, have you tried different ethernet cable? Is the Netgear next to the sagam or do you have a long ethernet cable run between them? Do you have an old netgear cable modem/router or other wireless router? if yes then use them instead of the sagem and see if the speed improves.