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8800NL vs Home Hub 5 Speed Comparison

Posted: Sun Oct 27, 2019 6:05 pm
by pintosal
As a long time user of my 8800NL v1, I'm generally very happy with the performance, reliability and usability.

I bought a BT Home Hub 5 for a song from a charity shop, mainly to keep as a backup, especially as I have BT broadband.

I tested both 8800NL and HH5 using speedtest.net, one after the other.

The results were interesting. The 8800NL was consistently about 5% faster on download, but the HH5 was consistently about 10% faster on upload.

I repeated the test with several different servers as offered by speedtest.net, and the results were the same.

Can anyone explain this difference?

Re: 8800NL vs Home Hub 5 Speed Comparison

Posted: Mon Oct 28, 2019 9:38 am
by billion_fan
pintosal wrote:
Sun Oct 27, 2019 6:05 pm
As a long time user of my 8800NL v1, I'm generally very happy with the performance, reliability and usability.

I bought a BT Home Hub 5 for a song from a charity shop, mainly to keep as a backup, especially as I have BT broadband.

I tested both 8800NL and HH5 using speedtest.net, one after the other.

The results were interesting. The 8800NL was consistently about 5% faster on download, but the HH5 was consistently about 10% faster on upload.

I repeated the test with several different servers as offered by speedtest.net, and the results were the same.

Can anyone explain this difference?
Probably down to both device using a different chipset/DMT code

Re: 8800NL vs Home Hub 5 Speed Comparison

Posted: Tue Oct 29, 2019 6:01 pm
by pintosal
Odd that upload/download speeds differ.

I'll stick to the 8800NL as faster downloads are more useful to me.