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Old 01-03-2012, 01:08 PM   #436
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Commercial Router Features > Singtel Router Features
Performance should be better + QoS
QoS is the home page where we can set the priority of the client?

what other special features that are relatively unknown ah? i only use it as a normal router leh..
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Old 01-03-2012, 02:53 PM   #437
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QoS can prioritize by traffic type.
Eg You watch youtube of course you want the packets to reach your computer so your video will not buffer lag so you set it high priority.
Also if someone torrent a lot it will lag other users' web surfing so you set torrent to low.
If you got more advance router you can do ftp server, ipv6 in ipv4 tunneling (Singapore ISP no ipv6 so you tunnel through to get ipv6).
Windows Share Server, DLNA Server, VPN etc.
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Old 02-03-2012, 08:20 PM   #438
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Finally got myself a RT-N56U today. Copied all my WRT-54G settings and ready to go.

Managed to get the LAN setup OK. Great with speedtest etc.

Need advice on the wireless portion. My old WRT-54G was using the older WEP standard.

1) I am setting two bands of 2.4GHz (b/g) and 5GHz (n). Both using WPA2-Personal (AES). The two SSIDs are not hidden, and are named as (example) SSID and SSID_5G.

2) My devices like laptops, iphone4 cannot "see" the 5GHz band. I manually created the SSID_5G, entered the key and encryption type etc - still cannot connect.

Did I do something wrong?

Let me get this fixed, first before I attempt to re-connect my Dlink-5220 IP camera with port forwarding (copied the setting already).

Sorry to bother the gurus here.
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2) My devices like laptops, iphone4 cannot "see" the 5GHz band. I manually created the SSID_5G, entered the key and encryption type etc - still cannot connect.

Did I do something wrong?
Some older laptops and most portable devices (including iPhone 4/4S) don't have built-in support for the 5GHz band
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Old 02-03-2012, 08:31 PM   #440
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iphone has dual band? Single Band devices cannot detect 5Ghz frequencies. It is for 802.11a and 802.11n Dual Band Devices.
Anyway 5Ghz suck at range you can't beat physics of nature.
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Old 02-03-2012, 08:43 PM   #441
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What you guys are saying is that I should forget about the 5GHz band, right?

If so, then what is the best (or fastest) wireless speed I can achieve and which encryption should I use? Leave is at 2.4GHz at WPA2-Personal AES, "n"?

I have a new Samsung TV, the A C Ryan Veolo, ipad, ipad2, iphones and laptops

Your expert advise pls
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What you guys are saying is that I should forget about the 5GHz band, right?
No. Personally, I use it selectively depending on device and distance.

If so, then what is the best (or fastest) wireless speed I can achieve and which encryption should I use? Leave is at 2.4GHz at WPA2-Personal AES, "n"?
For best performance with highest security, leave it at WPA2-Personal AES and N only (unless you have B or G devices that require WiFi access).
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No. Personally, I use it selectively depending on device and distance.
OK - so I leave this ON then.

For best performance with highest security, leave it at WPA2-Personal AES and N only (unless you have B or G devices that require WiFi access).
Stupid question - how do I know if my devices are 'b' or 'g' or 'n'?
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how do I know if my devices are 'b' or 'g' or 'n'?
Look at the connection rate in the 'Wireless Log' tab (for RT-N56U only, doesn't show connection rate on RT-N66U) or check the specs of the devices (esp. if they are older ones).
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Look at the connection rate in the 'Wireless Log' tab (for RT-N56U only, doesn't show connection rate on RT-N66U) or check the specs of the devices (esp. if they are older ones).
Thanks - so i refer to the mac address and that is how i know?

if i set to 'n', for 2.4ghz and a b/g device tries to connect, will it be able to?

so far only the ipads can connect to the 5ghz at 'n'.

so should i have both 2.4ghz and 5ghz at 'n'? if so wouldn't it be redundent having 2 similar bands?

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Thanks - so i refer to the mac address and that is how i know?

if i set to 'n', for 2.4ghz and a b/g device tries to connect, will it be able to?

so far only the ipads can connect to the 5ghz at 'n'.

so should i have both 2.4ghz and 5ghz at 'n'? if so wouldn't it be redundent having 2 similar bands?

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Wireless N has backward support for b and g it will connect but not at N rates.
As said before N standard is special, you can have 2.4GHZ N Routers as well as Dual Band N Routers.
2.4GHZ will not interfere with 5GHZ.
If you hardly use 5GHZ you can turn it off.
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Thanks - so i refer to the mac address and that is how i know?

if i set to 'n', for 2.4ghz and a b/g device tries to connect, will it be able to?

so far only the ipads can connect to the 5ghz at 'n'.

so should i have both 2.4ghz and 5ghz at 'n'? if so wouldn't it be redundent having 2 similar bands?

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No, not the MAC Address. Look under 'System Log' --> "Wireless Log'

Each band (2.4 & 5) has its own advantages and disadvantages. No harm leaving both bands switched on as the power consumption is negligible, especially if it is idling (i.e. no device connected).

For 5GHz most devices are N so best to set it to N only
For 2.4GHz you need to check your existing devices. If only N then best to set to N only. Otherwise N & G. B is really ancient so unlikely you have any device using that unless it is very very old.
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No, not the MAC Address. Look under 'System Log' --> "Wireless Log'

Each band (2.4 & 5) has its own advantages and disadvantages. No harm leaving both bands switched on as the power consumption is negligible, especially if it is idling (i.e. no device connected).

For 5GHz most devices are N so best to set it to N only
For 2.4GHz you need to check your existing devices. If only N then best to set to N only. Otherwise N & G. B is really ancient so unlikely you have any device using that unless it is very very old.
I have set 5GHz to "N"; WPA2-PSK AES. Ipads can detect the SSID and connect.

I have set 2.4GHz to "N"; WPA2-PSK AES. Iphones can detect the SSID and connect. Laptops with b/g/n can connect.

But my IP camera only has WPA-PSK AES only, thus only "g" supported. If you were in this scenario, what would you do? I understand that 2.4GHz should be set as g/n to support new and slightly older devices (no "b" devices anymore). The N56U only have b/g mixed; n only; g only; b only; auto. Whats your recommendation?
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But my IP camera only has WPA-PSK AES only, thus only "g" supported. If you were in this scenario, what would you do? I understand that 2.4GHz should be set as g/n to support new and slightly older devices (no "b" devices anymore). The N56U only have b/g mixed; n only; g only; b only; auto. Whats your recommendation?
Set to Auto.
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Set to Auto.
Thanks.

WPA-PSK can connect to WPA2-PSK?

Soln: Set to WPA-AUTO-PERSONAL
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