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Old 03-06-2017, 09:20 PM   #16
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wen maybe i phrased wrongly. i will do from modem to 56u to 1200g+. just wanna know if 1200g+ as ap can work accordingly right. since 1200g+ is ac model so it can still work better than the 56u.
another question is if i run lan from 1200g+ to pc. can i still hit the max 1gbps theoretical.

modem -> rt56u -> pc1 and 1200g+ -> pc2

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Old 03-06-2017, 09:23 PM   #17
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wen maybe i phrased wrongly. i will do from modem to 56u to 1200g+. just wanna know if 1200g+ as ap can work accordingly right. since 1200g+ is ac model so it can still work better than the 56u.
another question is if i run lan from 1200g+ to pc. can i still hit the max 1gbps theoretical.

modem -> rt56u -> pc1 and 1200g+ -> pc2

Can. Just set it to AP mode in the router settings.
You will see some drop from n56u but not a lot.
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Old 03-06-2017, 09:46 PM   #18
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wen maybe i phrased wrongly. i will do from modem to 56u to 1200g+. just wanna know if 1200g+ as ap can work accordingly right. since 1200g+ is ac model so it can still work better than the 56u.
another question is if i run lan from 1200g+ to pc. can i still hit the max 1gbps theoretical.

modem -> rt56u -> pc1 and 1200g+ -> pc2
regarding your qn if it can hit the 1gbps, well theoretically it can cos all are gigabit ethernet ports. You won't find it differently when you connect to ac1200g+ or n56u.

However the down side of having n56u at the front than comparing to having ac1200g+ at the front is that when you concurrent intensive LAN activities, the phenomenon adds stress to the already decrepit CPU of older model, will likely to see a speed drop though your LAN devices are still connected at 1gbps. CPU itself does play a role in the switching of packets.

However, if you have nothing intensive and if you don't realise the speed drop, perhaps you have not exceeded the threshold of n56u so i suppose you can ignore the above info...
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Old 03-06-2017, 10:29 PM   #19
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regarding your qn if it can hit the 1gbps, well theoretically it can cos all are gigabit ethernet ports. You won't find it differently when you connect to ac1200g+ or n56u.

However the down side of having n56u at the front than comparing to having ac1200g+ at the front is that when you concurrent intensive LAN activities, the phenomenon adds stress to the already decrepit CPU of older model, will likely to see a speed drop though your LAN devices are still connected at 1gbps. CPU itself does play a role in the switching of packets.

However, if you have nothing intensive and if you don't realise the speed drop, perhaps you have not exceeded the threshold of n56u so i suppose you can ignore the above info...
Just reconned myself and I actually tried swapping my old AC66U with my N56U as "router" as I run AC66U&AC87U as AP mode and N56U as router mode. The AC66U could not run full gigabit LAN from

ONT -> AC66U(router) -> AC87U(AP) -> PC [All on Cat 5e] 700 - <= 800 Mbps

while my old N56U running padavan could !

ONT -> N56U(router) -> AC87U(AP) -> PC [All on Cat 5e] 900 - <= 940 Mbps

Not sure if the AC1200G+ is capable though
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Old 04-06-2017, 05:07 AM   #20
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Just reconned myself and I actually tried swapping my old AC66U with my N56U as "router" as I run AC66U&AC87U as AP mode and N56U as router mode. The AC66U could not run full gigabit LAN from

ONT -> AC66U(router) -> AC87U(AP) -> PC [All on Cat 5e] 700 - <= 800 Mbps

while my old N56U running padavan could !

ONT -> N56U(router) -> AC87U(AP) -> PC [All on Cat 5e] 900 - <= 940 Mbps

Not sure if the AC1200G+ is capable though
Ya the mighty N56U have better networking on WAN-LAN throughput than most routers even till today. ASUS definitely have to review their drawing boards to see what's right about the N56U that newer flagships have problems with.

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Old 04-06-2017, 07:24 AM   #21
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The n56u uses ralink chip unlike most later asus "highend" routers which use broadcom. All the way till the gt-ac5300 then there was some major change. But that model is immature and youll only be paying to beta test for asus if you buy now. Lol.

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Old 04-06-2017, 10:09 AM   #22
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If thats the case then have to really consider things like Edge Router Lite when N56U dies
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Old 04-06-2017, 10:17 AM   #23
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Just reconned myself and I actually tried swapping my old AC66U with my N56U as "router" as I run AC66U&AC87U as AP mode and N56U as router mode. The AC66U could not run full gigabit LAN from

ONT -> AC66U(router) -> AC87U(AP) -> PC [All on Cat 5e] 700 - <= 800 Mbps

while my old N56U running padavan could !

ONT -> N56U(router) -> AC87U(AP) -> PC [All on Cat 5e] 900 - <= 940 Mbps

Not sure if the AC1200G+ is capable though
i wouldn't be surprised n56u is yielding a better result than ac66u if your n56u is already in router mode prior to the swap to ac66u from AP mode.

I am wondering if you did reboot your ac66u after the change of operation mode to router mode, and that you have rebooted all the equipment sequentially?

I personally have not used ac66u before so i can't comment on its performance, but on paper it looks decent in terms of specs sheet.

I realise a phenomenon regarding the routers and ONTs, whenever you add a new equipment into the network, you have to sequentially reboot the equipments if the newly added equipment is after the ONT and before the APs. On the contrary, if you add anything behind the router/ap, you don't have to reboot whatever is in front if otherwise normal.

Cant really explain the reason though, I tried multiple routers before with ac828/ac5300/c5400 as routers between ONT and APs, i did have similar lower speed results. You can choose to wait a while longer to see if your speed returns to normal, otherwise if you are as inpatient as me, just reboot everything lor..
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Old 04-06-2017, 10:42 AM   #24
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i wouldn't be surprised n56u is yielding a better result than ac66u if your n56u is already in router mode prior to the swap to ac66u from AP mode.

I am wondering if you did reboot your ac66u after the change of operation mode to router mode, and that you have rebooted all the equipment sequentially?

I personally have not used ac66u before so i can't comment on its performance, but on paper it looks decent in terms of specs sheet.

I realise a phenomenon regarding the routers and ONTs, whenever you add a new equipment into the network, you have to sequentially reboot the equipments if the newly added equipment is after the ONT and before the APs. On the contrary, if you add anything behind the router/ap, you don't have to reboot whatever is in front if otherwise normal.

Cant really explain the reason though, I tried multiple routers before with ac828/ac5300/c5400 as routers between ONT and APs, i did have similar lower speed results. You can choose to wait a while longer to see if your speed returns to normal, otherwise if you are as inpatient as me, just reboot everything lor..
Yup updated firmware to latest Merlin, factory reset and rebooted whole network a few times
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Old 04-06-2017, 06:50 PM   #25
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Sorry to hijack, any network experts can share what settings will be best to optimize my AC-RT1200G+ wifi speed and signal?

I'm on Firmware Version:3.0.0.4.380_3971





Don't know how to insert image, but those are my current settings. TIA!
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Old 05-06-2017, 07:42 AM   #26
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I am currently on linksys ea9200 on Singtel 1gbs. Just changed to m1 1gbs. Is it worth swapping the ea9200 with 1200+? Or just continue with the ea9200?
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Of cos not worth...

I am currently on linksys ea9200 on Singtel 1gbs. Just changed to m1 1gbs. Is it worth swapping the ea9200 with 1200+? Or just continue with the ea9200?
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I am currently on linksys ea9200 on Singtel 1gbs. Just changed to m1 1gbs. Is it worth swapping the ea9200 with 1200+? Or just continue with the ea9200?
ea9200 is AC3200 router. 1200+ is less then half of ea9200 bandwidth.
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Old 02-11-2017, 12:05 AM   #29
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Hi all. I am also facing the same problem. From what I've read so far, both 56S and 1200G+ are about the same.

So is it ok for me to just use 1200G+ as an access point?

Since 1200G+ has a better coverage and my main router's location is near my house entrance. So abit wasted to use the 1200G+ as the main router if my masterbed room cannot get any connection from the main router and no major speed difference even if I use 1200G+ as main router.

Any help will be appreciated ty!!
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Old 02-11-2017, 06:51 AM   #30
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Hi all. I am also facing the same problem. From what I've read so far, both 56S and 1200G+ are about the same.

So is it ok for me to just use 1200G+ as an access point?

Since 1200G+ has a better coverage and my main router's location is near my house entrance. So abit wasted to use the 1200G+ as the main router if my masterbed room cannot get any connection from the main router and no major speed difference even if I use 1200G+ as main router.

Any help will be appreciated ty!!
Coverage u will definitely get it since u are using it to expand and cover blindspot. But for speed is really dependent on your client device and environment. If I have a powerful client, the expected speed will be higher. But if u are using a mid range, dun expect that u get the same speed as higher end client. Client device means like handphone and laptop.
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