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Old 13-08-2017, 06:45 PM   #16
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totally give up with their 5ghz band. it always keep dropping despite rma. and also experience lots of disconnection too. unless dropping to much outdated firmware. pay 400sgd only to use 2.4ghz and it isn't stable too.
Starhub? If it is SH than cancel and get other ISP.
If not, try:

1) WAN settings- Set Mac clone
2) WAN settings - DHCP frequency from aggressive to normal

My set on Starhub have been stable for about a year now.
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Old 13-08-2017, 06:50 PM   #17
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Starhub? If it is SH than cancel and get other ISP.
If not, try:

1) WAN settings- Set Mac clone
2) WAN settings - DHCP frequency from aggressive to normal

My set on Starhub have been stable for about a year now.
i dun really get what you mean? I m using starhub. So your starhub is stable?
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Old 13-08-2017, 07:59 PM   #18
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Starhub? If it is SH than cancel and get other ISP.
If not, try:

1) WAN settings- Set Mac clone
2) WAN settings - DHCP frequency from aggressive to normal

My set on Starhub have been stable for about a year now.
would you guide me through how to find out what mac address should I clone? or is it as simple as clicking the mac clone button in the router admin page?
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Old 13-08-2017, 08:43 PM   #19
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Starhub? If it is SH than cancel and get other ISP.
If not, try:

1) WAN settings- Set Mac clone
2) WAN settings - DHCP frequency from aggressive to normal

My set on Starhub have been stable for about a year now.
What talking you, you clone Mac for what?
Do you even know what you doing actually.
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Old 13-08-2017, 09:11 PM   #20
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I would say they are on par, I have both Linksys EA8500 and Netgear R7800, and the netgear has had more security update so far. I see the Synology even had more frequent update.
more updates doesn't mean more secure.
if it had no issues to begin with, why bother making any updates?

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not using broadcom chip(lose hope liao legit)
and dat price!
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Old 13-08-2017, 10:13 PM   #21
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Got update = more update doesn't mean more secure, if no issue why update

No update = manufacture doesn't update firmware, not secure, doesn't care for their product

You guys are sure hard to please...

Anyway, already mentioned it is security updates, you can look through the product firmware update changelog for yourself. Better than those that releases update and made the router unstable and pretend it is not an issue? End of the day, they are just still consumer routers...no matter how many update it may still be not secure but at least better to be updated than no update, no?

I am also one of the user who had 5G dropping issue with the AC88U. Bought it due to some members here insisting it was user issue. Had already RMA 4 times until vomit blood, all new sealed units with the exact same issue. Got myself a cheap EA8500 at 229 during hachi discount to tie me over whenever RMA AC88U. Found that EA8500 was just more stable but lack of features, so after gotten rid of AC88U, got myself a R7800 at 339 during hachi discount and has been using it for almost half a year, updated firmware 3 times and still super stable without all these 5G dropping nonsense. Can practically just set it once and leave it.

Which is why I am just sharing that R7800 is a good router, if you don't like it, that is fine..no need to bring it down.

Share something funny...I talked to a colleage of mine regarding my AC88U dropping 5G, guess what is his response?

Oh 5G dropping is normal, that is why I only use 2.4G...
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Old 13-08-2017, 11:18 PM   #22
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Even if you feel I anyhow set my router which I may agree.
ISP like Starhub have the worse lots of so called helpdesk.
Ask them so many times what settings to be done on the router
cuz over last year I keep having disconnection on my AC87U.

They won't bother explaining why my internet keeps disconnecting
till eventually I changed to AC88U it sort of become stable.
However when i changed to a new router, I face a new problem.
Starhub somehow disable my internet connection entirely when I
connect the new router.

I RMA it before yet it still refuse to connect that is when I search
on this forum some mention about mac cloning. When I turned it on,
it works.



Spend many hours trying to get the router work.
Not to mention I usually turnoff my router every night that is
why sometimes I get the disconnection issue.

Complain to IMDA before but they mentioned that they don't regulate ISP standards or level of service. If not happy just terminate and sign with another reliable ISP.

If you want to fault me for anyhow, I think you are pointing your finger at the wrong person. I do not know SH network environment especially settings thus it is very challenging to figure out what exactly went wrong.

Regardless of which, this SH disconnection issue seems like ongoing for very long now yet nothing can be done expect always faulting customers.
Like some mention, maybe Asus and SH are not compatible?

We will never know, again SH won't bother about any issues that customers have that we as customers have to play around.
In this case is not only playing around with settings but also which routers works best with SH.

I already make up my mind once my contract ends, I am switching to other ISP. Totally gave up on SH due to don't bother attitude.
So many have ask why keeps disconnecting, they either fault customers router or customer do not know how to configure the router.
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Old 14-08-2017, 12:21 AM   #23
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Currently, I am also looking to replace my old ASUS router and I am also using Singtel Fibre. For other brand of router is it easy to configure to support Singtel Fibre due to VLAN tagging? With ASUS we can select "Singtel" setting from the router menu. Thanks.
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Old 14-08-2017, 01:27 AM   #24
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Even if you feel I anyhow set my router which I may agree... etc etc
Still trying to be a hero and give **** advice when you have been proven time and again that you don't have the slightest understanding of what you are talking about? Stop suggesting "solutions" to people. It may have worked for you, but it does not mean it will work for anyone else, especially if you don't even know how or why something you did works.

Just stick to posting your rants and complaints about the how the entire world is against you in edmw please.
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Old 14-08-2017, 06:50 AM   #25
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Hi

Currently, I am also looking to replace my old ASUS router and I am also using Singtel Fibre. For other brand of router is it easy to configure to support Singtel Fibre due to VLAN tagging? With ASUS we can select "Singtel" setting from the router menu. Thanks.
For The Linksys EA8500, you just select Singtel profile under vlan setting.

For Netgear R7800, there is a guide on Netgear support website on how to configure vlan for use with Singtel.
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Old 14-08-2017, 07:10 AM   #26
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Still trying to be a hero and give **** advice when you have been proven time and again that you don't have the slightest understanding of what you are talking about? Stop suggesting "solutions" to people. It may have worked for you, but it does not mean it will work for anyone else, especially if you don't even know how or why something you did works.

Just stick to posting your rants and complaints about the how the entire world is against you in edmw please.
Hey excuse me what feud I had with you.
Now you want to come at me.
KNNCB, got anything come face me one on one.

Why hide behind monitor? Huh, Chicken.
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Old 14-08-2017, 07:28 AM   #27
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Hey excuse me what feud I had with you.
Now you want to come at me.
KNNCB, got anything come face me one on one.

Why hide behind monitor? Huh, Chicken.
Aiya u and firefly just live and let live lah. Don't spread your negativity to others here.
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Old 14-08-2017, 07:35 AM   #28
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Aiya u and firefly just live and let live lah. Don't spread your negativity to others here.
I can, somehow I forget a previous feud I have with him.
Yet still want to continue, anyway already reported Firefly01 insulting post.
For now, best to stick to the thread.

I too also have issues with SH which is documented.
Yes I do not know what exactly goes wrong, haven't I admitted it?
Somehow my set is working thus just sharing.

Don't tell me my unit is god send thus no issues?
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Old 14-08-2017, 07:42 AM   #29
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