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Old 21-07-2017, 11:32 AM   #1
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Linksys EA7500 by starhub

starhub is providing the linksys ea7500 v2 router with their 1G fibre broadband.

Anyone have any experience using the linksys ea7500? how is the performance compared with the dlink dir868?
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Old 21-07-2017, 11:37 AM   #2
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DIR868 is the 1st generation AC router compare to Linksys.
Performance will be better but depends on your usage
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Old 21-07-2017, 11:55 AM   #3
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Ea7500 will be better in terms of coverage due to its external antennas.. Perhaps you try first hen post your experience? Hahas

starhub is providing the linksys ea7500 v2 router with their 1G fibre broadband.

Anyone have any experience using the linksys ea7500? how is the performance compared with the dlink dir868?
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Old 23-07-2017, 04:03 PM   #4
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any updates? still looking at whether to change to velop/orbi Or just recontract and get the new router
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Any one got any updates?
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Simi update are u looking for?

Ea7500 itself has been on the market before starhub partnered with linksys..

Any one got any updates?
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Simi update are u looking for?

Ea7500 itself has been on the market before starhub partnered with linksys..


Starhub said v2. online don't have v2. Compare to old router - 868L what is the diff in performance and speed.
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Old 02-08-2017, 09:20 AM   #8
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Starhub said v2. online don't have v2. Compare to old router - 868L what is the diff in performance and speed.
Not sure about the hardware revision, but I can pop by challenger later to have a look at the latest stock available on retail store, since I'm otw to get something as well.

Well generally speaking you will expect ea7500 to have a better coverage and throughput based on its external antenna and that ea7500 is ac1900 class wireless router which provides up to 1300mbps on wireless ac 5Ghz, in contrary to dir 868L which is only ac1750 class wireless router.

For that one point you will expect your wireless device to connect to a higher speed band provided your wireless device can support that fast. If your wireless devices cant, then its your wireless device that is bottlenecking.

Apart from that, ea7500 supports mu-mimo and auto firmware updates, companion app experience etc..
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Not sure about the hardware revision, but I can pop by challenger later to have a look at the latest stock available on retail store, since I'm otw to get something as well.

Well generally speaking you will expect ea7500 to have a better coverage and throughput based on its external antenna and that ea7500 is ac1900 class wireless router which provides up to 1300mbps on wireless ac 5Ghz, in contrary to dir 868L which is only ac1750 class wireless router.

For that one point you will expect your wireless device to connect to a higher speed band provided your wireless device can support that fast. If your wireless devices cant, then its your wireless device that is bottlenecking.

Apart from that, ea7500 supports mu-mimo and auto firmware updates, companion app experience etc..
It is a new revision.
Firstly, there is a need to upgrade the firmware before using, else may encountered issues as some customers were not told.

Link to forum staff reviews and at the end there are reviews by us, including me, same username, stated in the links.
Better review is the 3rd link at the end.
I did a review with better result than 868 in term of wireless too, 2nd link.

https://community.starhub.com/t5/Tec...MU/ba-p/144401


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starhub is providing the linksys ea7500 v2 router with their 1G fibre broadband.

Anyone have any experience using the linksys ea7500? how is the performance compared with the dlink dir868?
Far better than Dlink Dir-868L.
Dlink is going to loose big...
As also given to include recontract customers.
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Old 02-08-2017, 11:08 PM   #11
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It is a new revision.
Firstly, there is a need to upgrade the firmware before using, else may encountered issues as some customers were not told.

Link to forum staff reviews and at the end there are reviews by us, including me, same username, stated in the links.
Better review is the 3rd link at the end.
I did a review with better result than 868 in term of wireless too, 2nd link.

https://community.starhub.com/t5/Tec...MU/ba-p/144401

What other link bro? Only 1 link tat talk abt the new router by Amy.
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Singtel user here who bought the router. Installed in but to my huge shock the connection couldn't work initially and now the wifi speeds are only 0.15mbps. Anybody here in the same situation or can advise?
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Singtel user here who bought the router. Installed in but to my huge shock the connection couldn't work initially and now the wifi speeds are only 0.15mbps. Anybody here in the same situation or can advise?
I'm unsure if ea7500 supports iptv profile, let me get back to you shortly..
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Old 03-08-2017, 11:06 PM   #14
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What other link bro? Only 1 link tat talk abt the new router by Amy.
Oop ..sorry not to explained...
You need to follow the Guide in order to do setup the router.
Then follow by upgrade upgrade firmware which takes about 7 minutes, in my setup.
Finally do sign up to Linksys Smart WiFi as useful tools for making changes in settings as in SSID and other connections to as in HDD & printer.
My review on 2nd link at the end.

After u completed the router setup & firmware upgrade, everything should be fine.
Should the connections is still not ok, then contact ISP.
Starhub HOTline 1633 direct to Broadband tech support line, not CS.
Request the staff to Refresh ur IP, n follow their procedure.
Do note this may take several minutes so if the line is busy call later as this is online support.

Hope this will help.

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Singtel user here who bought the router. Installed in but to my huge shock the connection couldn't work initially and now the wifi speeds are only 0.15mbps. Anybody here in the same situation or can advise?
Do ensure u have the latest model: EA7500-AH
Do read my post #14.
Upgrade firmware is must as most items are before new &or latest firmware, common in most products.

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