WHAT is boost 25 I use a Belkin router behind my exede modem

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I am wondering with boost 25 if I have to use the exede wifi modem or will I see the boost 25 with my Belkin router.
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Barry Paepcke

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Boost 25 currently requires that you be using the Exede WiFi modem - it "boosts" the WAN connection (i.e. Internet connection through the modem subject to available capacity of course up to 25 Mbps) - any devices connected "behind" the WIFI modem should benefit from the increased speed if attainable including your own router and remember that's 25 Mbps shared by all of your devices not  25 Mbps per device.

The Boost 25 option costs an additional $10 per month on plans where offered at last check, but plans are changing so rapidly now, who really knows???.     
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thanks for the info I assume I am getting the boost 25 thru my router I just did a speed ck it was 20 mbs I am super glad I came back to exede. Wifi sucks the cell phone towers are no way to get internet.
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Barry, if you have the Exede Surfbeam2 modem, the one without WiFi built in, you not getting the boost 25 Mbps, but you are on the 12 Mbps plan. Quite often, during the times of day when the network is not congested, you will see speeds of 20 Mbps or more.

Those are the speeds I see during the daytime hours quite often, but during the evening hours when more people are on the internet, my speeds are often in the 10 to 12 Mbps. I ave the original Surfbeam 2 router and the 12 Mbps plan.
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The answer really depends how you "bridge" the sb2+25 to your Belkin. The only two options are port range forwarding which will allow the belkin router to See the sb2+25 and the DMZ which does not (at least the way I set up my Local Network). The transfer rates are the same but I prefer the DMZ method using the Belkin router MAC. And they are both in the in the Gaming menu of the SB2+25 router
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Currently the speedboost is only with our new wifi modem.
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Barry Paepcke

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I have the wifi modem
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Just to clarify and in case there's some confusion here , Boost 25 is an add-on requiring the WiFi modem. Having the WiFi modem is not necessarily an indicator of having the Boost 25 option - previously (and not sure if it's still possible with all the recent plan changes) you could get the WiFi modem without Boost 25 for $5 per month.

Currently Boost 25 can be had for $10 per month on my beam and that appears to eliminate the prior $5 per month WiFI charge as its currently marketed on my beam. It was never really made clear whether the out the door price for Boost 25 was $10 or $15 per month - but will assume the former now with the wording changes made.

Like Steve above, I only have the standalone modem - earlier this AM I was getting steady a 20 Mbps on my beam - those on Boost 25 may have been doing better. It's fallen off to 13 Mbps right now and will steadily decrease through the day into prime time as more users come online on my beam to a low of 6-7 Mbps if experience holds.
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Old Labs, I just checked my Dashboard, and the Boost 25 with the WiFi modem is $10.00 more than the 12 Mbps plan without the WiFi modem.