So basically, my internet connection isnt the best it could be (i can pretty much download at a max rate of 230 kbps and i am promised up to 24Mbits). I called my ISP (internode - i live in Australia by the way :P ) and they said there is nothing they can do at this point. They cannot lodge a fault with Australia's telephone infrastructure owner, Telstra, unless i am getting speeds of like 150 kbps or lower, other wise they will just reject it.
My ISP told me to try a different router, and that could potentially solve my problems.
So, i ask you, people of the interwebs, what router would you recommend for me? Something relativly modern and not too expensive. My current router is a Netgear DG834g V2.
Also, for reference this is my current plan: Internode :: Residential :: ADSL Broadband :: Easy Reach :: Plans
(im on the 60gb version, not bundled with nodephone).
Things i have tried to fix connection speeds:
1. Upgrade firmware
2. Delete all settings, restore to factory settings, then reinstall firmware
3. Use different phone lines/cables/computers to test equipment.
Out of ideas guys!! So any help on the issue or a new router would be great!!
EDIT: Sorry, forgot to add, I am 1km away from the exchange "as the crow flies" and 2.4km "normally"