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Old 08-01-2018, 04:42 PM   #1351
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Wah next day service! For $29 a month compared to $65 or 49 for VQ. That's awesome man!
I suppose that's a bargain?

M1 called moments ago. We are now back online. I was told OpenNet restored access for an unspecified number of users affected by 'cut fibre cables' (not power cables).
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Old 10-01-2018, 10:11 PM   #1352
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anyone knows if its m1 practise to throttle speed? Yesterday 11pm i ran speed test, it was ~200mb up/download. Today at 1pm its around 500mb up/download. I signed the 1Gbps fibre, is this normal?

Initially when the contract just started 2yrs back, the speed is up to 800mb download which i thought was acceptable and didnt really monitor.
I think all ISP throttle their traffic despite their claims that they don't. I normally don't have any problems with M1 even during peak hours where I can still reliably get about 200+ to 300+ Mbps for my 500Mbps plan. My previous experience with VQ 1Gbps is that I lose connection completely, or I get throttled to between 200+ to 500+ Mbps. Even during normal non peak hours, I am getting capped at about 700+ Mbps.

For your case, are you getting this speed on wired or wireless connection? Best way is to test with a proper LAN connection as there can be factors that will affect wireless performance, like other wireless interference, etc. If you are getting such low speed even on wired LAN, then best to drop them an email to check it out.
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Old 10-01-2018, 10:14 PM   #1353
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I stay in a new 4 room BTO, 93 sqm.

Can anyone pls advise me where should I place my router for best coverage? Im not keen to get additional router.

Im thinking putting the router in the middle room near dining area which is like the central area within the house. Will it be good?
Yes. Best to move it to the center of the house if you are only relying on 1 router. Even so, you will need a considerably good router for the furthest room to get decent coverage.
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Old 11-01-2018, 01:06 PM   #1354
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Yes. Best to move it to the center of the house if you are only relying on 1 router. Even so, you will need a considerably good router for the furthest room to get decent coverage.
May be get wifi mesh?
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Old 11-01-2018, 10:04 PM   #1355
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any idea whats the router m1 is giving for the $39 1gb fiber plan? cant seem to find it on their website
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Old 11-01-2018, 10:18 PM   #1356
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any idea whats the router m1 is giving for the $39 1gb fiber plan? cant seem to find it on their website
Same AC1200G+ la.
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Old 12-01-2018, 05:39 PM   #1357
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if we recontract under MSS and receive the early recontract fee wavier.

Does our fibre broadband gets re-contracted to 24 months contract also or only just the mobile plan gets re-contracted?

Thanks in advance
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Old 12-01-2018, 11:21 PM   #1358
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Same AC1200G+ la.
How does it compare with RT-AC56U?

Currently considering if i should sign up for M1 and take the router or sign with whizcomm no router plan
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Old 13-01-2018, 12:47 AM   #1359
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How’s the router?

I received this when I signed up with M1 during roadshow on Monday. Installing next week.

Hope this router can cover my new 4 room BTO.

Same AC1200G+ la.
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Old 13-01-2018, 05:56 AM   #1360
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Hows the router?

I received this when I signed up with M1 during roadshow on Monday. Installing next week.

Hope this router can cover my new 4 room BTO.
BTO some walls are cement n wire mesh iirc.
Faraday cage effect.
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Old 13-01-2018, 09:17 AM   #1361
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How’s the router?

I received this when I signed up with M1 during roadshow on Monday. Installing next week.

Hope this router can cover my new 4 room BTO.
Of course it can if you put it in the right location like near the centre of your home and at a higher position like on top of a tall shelves. Always use AC wifi client and increase the channel width in the router. Best to have all devices with AC client or else it will get slow down. Normal speed is about 70 to 350 Mbps depending on situation.

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Old 15-01-2018, 12:12 AM   #1362
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Sorry what’s AC WIFI client?

Of course it can if you put it in the right location like near the centre of your home and at a higher position like on top of a tall shelves. Always use AC wifi client and increase the channel width in the router. Best to have all devices with AC client or else it will get slow down. Normal speed is about 70 to 350 Mbps depending on situation.
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Old 15-01-2018, 12:03 PM   #1363
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Sorry whats AC WIFI client?
AC wifi adaptor or wireless lan card.
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Old 15-01-2018, 01:17 PM   #1364
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Thanks Henry.

AC wifi adaptor or wireless lan card.
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Old 15-01-2018, 04:35 PM   #1365
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2Gbps??? @$49
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