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Old 17-04-2017, 05:46 PM   #1
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can RT-N56U accommodate 500mbps ?

Hi i recently upgraded my M1 plan from 300mbps to 500mbps. I was told by customer service that I do not need to change the modem, only my current router. Can I check if there is some sort of customer firmware that allow my N56U to 500mbps ? or I need to buy a new one? Thanks.
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Old 17-04-2017, 05:52 PM   #2
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N56u wouldn't be able to support good wireless speed as its limited to wireless N.

If u have no wireless AC device now, then no point changing also..

Hi i recently upgraded my M1 plan from 300mbps to 500mbps. I was told by customer service that I do not need to change the modem, only my current router. Can I check if there is some sort of customer firmware that allow my N56U to 500mbps ? or I need to buy a new one? Thanks.
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Old 17-04-2017, 06:15 PM   #3
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If wired only, N56U is more than capable of 500Mbps. In fact it can handle gigablt wan to lan with no issues.
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Old 17-04-2017, 06:21 PM   #4
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If wired only, N56U is more than capable of 500Mbps. In fact it can handle gigablt wan to lan with no issues.
I am using wired by still only getting max of 300 mbps in speedtest. Do i need to change the ONT modem going from 300mbps to 500mbps?
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I am using wired by still only getting max of 300 mbps in speedtest. Do i need to change the ONT modem going from 300mbps to 500mbps?
No need to change ONT. During Peak hour your speed will drop. Try to do a test during non-peak.
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Old 17-04-2017, 06:41 PM   #6
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I am using wired by still only getting max of 300 mbps in speedtest. Do i need to change the ONT modem going from 300mbps to 500mbps?
When did you recontract? If today maybe tmr then reprovisioned.

Reboot the ONT and try again if you want to check if you can get 500Mbps.

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Old 17-04-2017, 07:03 PM   #7
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May be he should call M1 support.
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Has your new service been activated?

I am using wired by still only getting max of 300 mbps in speedtest. Do i need to change the ONT modem going from 300mbps to 500mbps?
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Old 18-04-2017, 06:05 PM   #9
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Yes i just called M1 hotline, they mentioned that RT-N56U can only support up to 300mbps wired or wireless. is that true ?
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Old 18-04-2017, 07:38 PM   #10
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Yes i just called M1 hotline, they mentioned that RT-N56U can only support up to 300mbps wired or wireless. is that true ?
Nope. RT N56U has gigabit LAN ports, you will get close to gigabit speeds via wired connection provided there isn't any wrong with your cables or PC.

Which speed test website ? And which test server ?
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Old 18-04-2017, 08:12 PM   #11
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Yes i just called M1 hotline, they mentioned that RT-N56U can only support up to 300mbps wired or wireless. is that true ?
https://www.smallnetbuilder.com/wireless/wireless-reviews/31436-asus-rt-n56u-black-diamond-dual-band-gigabit-wireless-n-router-reviewed?showall=&start=1

Some hard figures to prove that 800Mbps isnt a problem.
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Old 18-04-2017, 08:24 PM   #12
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Yes i just called M1 hotline, they mentioned that RT-N56U can only support up to 300mbps wired or wireless. is that true ?
Running N56U wired router mode 1Gbps up down no issue

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Old 18-04-2017, 09:14 PM   #13
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Running N56U wired router mode 1Gbps up down no issue

is there any settings i need to adjust ? does custom firmware like pandavn helps boost?

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is there any settings i need to adjust ? does custom firmware like pandavn helps boost?
Not too sure as I have always been running padavan
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Old 18-04-2017, 10:16 PM   #15
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is there any settings i need to adjust ? does custom firmware like pandavn helps boost?
It should work regardless stock or custom firmware. Confirm whether M1 is indeed supplying 500 Mbps to your house first.

1) Connect from ONT to PC directly to verify.
2) If direct connection can achieve speed, factory reset the router can do a fresh config ( maybe a firmware update can help too )
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