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Old 09-06-2017, 08:07 PM   #61
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I suggest you set 2.4 and 5 as different ssid.

Connect your devices 2.4 and 5 to respective ssid.
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Old 09-06-2017, 08:29 PM   #62
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I suggest you set 2.4 and 5 as different ssid.

Connect your devices 2.4 and 5 to respective ssid.
Ok, thanks. Different SSIDs for Non-IoT and IoT devices
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Old 09-06-2017, 11:46 PM   #63
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If i am using this just as an ap. how is the wifi signal performance as compared to asus or ubiq and will it be an overkill and any functionality that will be dropped?

Thanx
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Old 09-06-2017, 11:59 PM   #64
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Hello Apparatus

For now, you may find Portal at Courts, Harvey Norman, Sprint-Cass, Lazada and fellow retailers in Sim Lim Square (To name a few: Fuwell, Cybermind, PC Themes, DynaCore), whichever is to your convenience!

In time to come (Very soon), we will be branching out Portal's availability island-wide
Would you happen to know which Courts/Harvey Norman stores, please?
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Old 10-06-2017, 12:56 AM   #65
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If i am using this just as an ap. how is the wifi signal performance as compared to asus or ubiq and will it be an overkill and any functionality that will be dropped?

Thanx
I saw comparisons on the web which showed the wifi performance being very good in clean rf environment. In congested wifi environments (our normal world) it is bound to kick ass.

All the wifi features still work even if it is just configured as an AP.
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Would you happen to know which Courts/Harvey Norman stores, please?
Harvey Norman

1) Millenia Walk

2) Suntec City

3) Jurong Point*

4) Parkway Parade


Courts*

1) Megastore

2) Causeway Point

3) Somerset*

4) Jurong Point

5) Ang Mo Kio

6) Bukit Timah

7) Lot 1

8) Jem

9) Toa Payoh

10) Tampines Mall

11) Nex serangoon

12) Clementi*

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Old 10-06-2017, 11:13 AM   #67
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Ha..ha..just got one set from Courts@Causeway Point

Have to get one lah. Ask Michael Tan so many questions don't kau kwan pai seh leh

Teo boh, Michael Tan?

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Old 10-06-2017, 12:07 PM   #68
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Ha..ha..just got one set from Courts@Causeway Point

Have to get one lah. Ask Michael Tan so many questions don't kau kwan pai seh leh

Teo boh, Michael Tan?
How much is it, can sic price? Thanks
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Old 10-06-2017, 12:54 PM   #69
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How much is it, can sic price? Thanks
$249 lah.

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Old 10-06-2017, 02:07 PM   #70
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Hi Michael Tan

I just started up the Portal and connected my Microsoft Surface Pro 4 to it. Problem

MS SP4 runs on WiFi ac and I'm only standing at about 1m away from the router. It auto selects the 2.4GHz. I thought it should select the 5GHz at such a near distance for WiFi ac, no?

My Samsung Note 4 smartphone at 1m away from Portal connects to 5GHz selected by me

Thanks

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Old 10-06-2017, 02:36 PM   #71
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Hi Michael Tan

I just started up the Portal and connected my Microsoft Surface Pro 4 to it. Two(2) problems

1) Portal assigns different SSIDs for the 2.4 and 5 GHz. I would like to change the SSIDs. How to do that?

2) MS SP4 runs on WiFi ac and I'm only standing at about 1m away from the router. It auto selects the 2.4GHz. I thought it should select the 5GHz at such a near distance for WiFi ac, no? Is it possible to assign the device to either 2.4 or 5GHz? Or Portal auto-assigns them?

3) Same for my Samsung Note 4. Only connects to 2.4GHz at 1m away from router. How to make it connect to 5GHz?

Thanks
Type in "myportalwifi.com" into a browser to access the GUI. Configure your router there. As an access point, configure static ip for the portal access point from the router side.

1) As above

2) Are you sure it is capable of 5Ghz? If so, separate the SSIDs for 2.4Ghz and 5Ghz and force the usage of 5Ghz.

3) Ditto as 2)


As a new user of the portal as an access point, it is indeed fast on the 5Ghz but no guest SSID access .

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Firmware updated?

It would bandsteer to 5 immediately.

Anyway for avoidance of doubt just assign 2.4 different ssid and don't bother connecting to 2.4, just connect to the 5 ssid. Keep things simple and fast for the computers.

Hi Michael Tan

I just started up the Portal and connected my Microsoft Surface Pro 4 to it. Problems

1) MS SP4 runs on WiFi ac and I'm only standing at about 1m away from the router. It auto selects the 2.4GHz. I thought it should select the 5GHz at such a near distance for WiFi ac, no? Is it possible to assign the device to either 2.4 or 5GHz? Or Portal auto-assigns them?

2) Same for my Samsung Note 4. Only connects to 2.4GHz at 1m away from router. How to make it connect to 5GHz?

Thanks
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Old 10-06-2017, 03:13 PM   #73
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Firmware updated?

It would bandsteer to 5 immediately.

Anyway for avoidance of doubt just assign 2.4 different ssid and don't bother connecting to 2.4, just connect to the 5 ssid. Keep things simple and fast for the computers.
I checked the firmware initially and it said the latest at v1.0. Now it said I have the latest version. No version number displayed.

I just realized something. I managed to change the SSIDs for the main WiFi but the SSID for the 5GHz is not being broadcast onto my MS SP3/SP4 tablest. They can only see the 2.4GHz SSID. The 5GHz SSID can be seen by my Samsung smartphone whereby I can select it.

FYI, my WiFi adapter cards can have selection of Auto, 2.4GHz and 5GHz. I selected 5GHz but there's no connection since the 5GHz SSID is not being broadcast onto the tablets
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I checked the firmware initially and it said the latest at v1.0. Now it said I have the latest version. No version number displayed.

I just realized something. I managed to change the SSIDs for the main WiFi but the SSID for the 5GHz is not being broadcast onto my MS SP3/SP4 tablest. They can only see the 2.4GHz SSID. The 5GHz SSID can be seen by my Samsung smartphone whereby I can select it.

FYI, my WiFi adapter cards can have selection of Auto, 2.4GHz and 5GHz. I selected 5GHz but there's no connection since the 5GHz SSID is not being broadcast onto the tablets
What channels of 5ghz are you using? I recall due to region limitations. Not all devices can see the entire 5ghz spectrum. You try changing 5ghz to lower channels you see can detect BOH.
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I checked the firmware initially and it said the latest at v1.0. Now it said I have the latest version. No version number displayed.

I just realized something. I managed to change the SSIDs for the main WiFi but the SSID for the 5GHz is not being broadcast onto my MS SP3/SP4 tablest. They can only see the 2.4GHz SSID. The 5GHz SSID can be seen by my Samsung smartphone whereby I can select it.

FYI, my WiFi adapter cards can have selection of Auto, 2.4GHz and 5GHz. I selected 5GHz but there's no connection since the 5GHz SSID is not being broadcast onto the tablets
Sounds like those devices are not capable of using the "fast lanes" of 5Ghz.
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