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Old 16-05-2017, 04:53 PM   #691
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Any one has successfully configured the printer server on the arcadyan ac1900 before?
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Old 16-05-2017, 05:41 PM   #692
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You can manually disable the wireless on the admin page for ac1900 singtel wireless router..
I just had a look at the features page of this router on Singtel website:

http://info.singtel.com/personal/sup...guide-features

Wireless Connection Mode

*Dependent on broadband subscription

B Mode Up to 11mbps
G Mode Up to 20mbps
N (2.4GHz) Mode 40-70mbps
N (5GHz) Mode 70-120mbps
AC Mode 70-230mbps

I am totally surprised by such low speeds for N & AC. Some more this router is given with 1Gbps subscription, then how come max is 230mpbs? Also I wonder what is the meaning of AC1900?
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Old 16-05-2017, 06:08 PM   #693
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If you have a spare AC router, please test the speeds...
I highly suspect the router that singtel probides is very low quality equipment.

I just had a look at the features page of this router on Singtel website:

http://info.singtel.com/personal/sup...guide-features

Wireless Connection Mode

*Dependent on broadband subscription

B Mode Up to 11mbps
G Mode Up to 20mbps
N (2.4GHz) Mode 40-70mbps
N (5GHz) Mode 70-120mbps
AC Mode 70-230mbps

I am totally surprised by such low speeds for N & AC. Some more this router is given with 1Gbps subscription, then how come max is 230mpbs? Also I wonder what is the meaning of AC1900?
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Old 16-05-2017, 06:49 PM   #694
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If you have a spare AC router, please test the speeds...
I highly suspect the router that singtel probides is very low quality equipment.
I have an Asus N56U router with M1 300 mbps broadband connection. I get very similar performance from both N56U and the Arcadyan.

My laptop card is Atheros ar956x, which is only 2.4GHz capable, but still it is 150mbps capable(could be 300mbps also, but not sure) yet I get only max 70mbps. So it looks like these routers are capable of max 70mbps only for 2.4GHz as indicated by the singtel website.

But I was surprised that for AC the max is 230mbps.
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Old 16-05-2017, 06:50 PM   #695
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Wah hello.

By typing that you'll get shot down eventually by gurus. I'm not guru so here I am trying to share a little that I know.

WiFi devices have different specifications. Most devices would be a 2x2 mimo by now, while some devices are still 1x1. Rarely you'll find 3x3 mimo unless it's Apple Mac book or some other top spec laptops. Tablets and phones are max 2x2 mimo only.

Now talking about the speed singtel posted, it's based on the assumption of a typical device with 2x2 mimo. At 2.4Ghz wireless N, I would expect it to be connected at link rate of 144mbps. At 5Ghz wireless N, it will be 300mbps. At 5Ghz wireless acc, it can be 866mbps.

Now in reality, the speed u get will usually be around half your link rate. Now now does it make sense for the info liao?

So coming back to ac5300, it's a 3x3 router supporting up to 1300mbps on 5Ghz,it can support real life speed of about 600mbps to 700mbps.......

I just had a look at the features page of this router on Singtel website:

http://info.singtel.com/personal/sup...guide-features

Wireless Connection Mode

*Dependent on broadband subscription

B Mode Up to 11mbps
G Mode Up to 20mbps
N (2.4GHz) Mode 40-70mbps
N (5GHz) Mode 70-120mbps
AC Mode 70-230mbps

I am totally surprised by such low speeds for N & AC. Some more this router is given with 1Gbps subscription, then how come max is 230mpbs? Also I wonder what is the meaning of AC1900?
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Old 16-05-2017, 06:51 PM   #696
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Arcadyan leh.. Low quality meh?

Or you prefer aztech?

If you have a spare AC router, please test the speeds...
I highly suspect the router that singtel probides is very low quality equipment.
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Old 17-05-2017, 08:56 AM   #697
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Wah hello.

By typing that you'll get shot down eventually by gurus. I'm not guru so here I am trying to share a little that I know.

WiFi devices have different specifications. Most devices would be a 2x2 mimo by now, while some devices are still 1x1. Rarely you'll find 3x3 mimo unless it's Apple Mac book or some other top spec laptops. Tablets and phones are max 2x2 mimo only.

Now talking about the speed singtel posted, it's based on the assumption of a typical device with 2x2 mimo. At 2.4Ghz wireless N, I would expect it to be connected at link rate of 144mbps. At 5Ghz wireless N, it will be 300mbps. At 5Ghz wireless acc, it can be 866mbps.

Now in reality, the speed u get will usually be around half your link rate. Now now does it make sense for the info liao?

So coming back to ac5300, it's a 3x3 router supporting up to 1300mbps on 5Ghz,it can support real life speed of about 600mbps to 700mbps.......


Thanks, Did you mean Singtel posted based on 1X1? Another interesting thing I noticed, when I connect to this router with my laptop using 2.4G, the speed in the status of the wireless adapter always shows only 72.2mbps.

When I connect using my N56U it sometimes shows 150mbps and sometimes 72.2mbps. I guess this is because of connecting mobile devices to 2.4GHz.

But in case of the Arcadyan even without connecting mobile devices the speed shows 72.2 mbps. Also I noticed with the Arcadyan my Redmi Note 3 connecting to 5GHz sometimes speed test halves to 50mbps even near the router and sometimes 100mbps. But the N56U always 100mbps.

Another interesting thing when I logged in to the Arcadyan router website, in the channel section where it scans and tells you the best channel, I noticed the current channel width was 20 and not 40 even though I selected 20/40. Maybe this 20 instead of 40 is causing some issues

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Old 17-05-2017, 11:11 AM   #698
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Hahas you ownself answering own self..

WiFi speed has many factors contributing.. Best is to keep settings the same when doing comparison..

Thanks, Did you mean Singtel posted based on 1X1? Another interesting thing I noticed, when I connect to this router with my laptop using 2.4G, the speed in the status of the wireless adapter always shows only 72.2mbps.

When I connect using my N56U it sometimes shows 150mbps and sometimes 72.2mbps. I guess this is because of connecting mobile devices to 2.4GHz.

But in case of the Arcadyan even without connecting mobile devices the speed shows 72.2 mbps. Also I noticed with the Arcadyan my Redmi Note 3 connecting to 5GHz sometimes speed test halves to 50mbps even near the router and sometimes 100mbps. But the N56U always 100mbps.

Another interesting thing when I logged in to the Arcadyan router website, in the channel section where it scans and tells you the best channel, I noticed the current channel width was 20 and not 40 even though I selected 20/40. Maybe this 20 instead of 40 is causing some issues

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Old 17-05-2017, 03:34 PM   #699
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I got the Singtel Gigabit Wifi AC Plus and subscribed to 1Gbps plan

Sitting in front of the router, i configured and connected to the wifi.
I get the following speeds
5Ghz - 327Mbps avg [i took 3 tests and even out the results]
2.4Ghz - 162Mbps avg [ also took 3 tests]

inside bedroom about 2m away behind closed door
5Ghz - 131Mbps
2.4Ghz - 86Mbps


not sure if i'm connected to the AC or N as i dunno how to select the type of wifi to connect...
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Old 17-05-2017, 03:52 PM   #700
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I just had a look at the features page of this router on Singtel website:

http://info.singtel.com/personal/sup...guide-features

Wireless Connection Mode

*Dependent on broadband subscription

B Mode Up to 11mbps
G Mode Up to 20mbps
N (2.4GHz) Mode 40-70mbps
N (5GHz) Mode 70-120mbps
AC Mode 70-230mbps

I am totally surprised by such low speeds for N & AC. Some more this router is given with 1Gbps subscription, then how come max is 230mpbs? Also I wonder what is the meaning of AC1900?
Hi revhappy,

We wish to clarify on the following statement:

"I am totally surprised by such low speeds for N & AC. Some more this router is given with 1Gbps subscription, then how come max is 230mpbs? Also I wonder what is the meaning of AC1900?"

Wireless download speeds are dependent on the WiFi technology used by your devices.

You can refer to the link below for more clarity:
https://www.singtel.com/personal/i/i...ardware-advice

AC1900 is an industry standard to classify link rates. This article (link below) will help you understand the different standards used today.
https://www.smallnetbuilder.com/basi...-your-wi-fi-go
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Old 20-05-2017, 12:47 AM   #701
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Worth to switch over from the aztech? Was thinking to use this ac1900 as spare in case the current one spoil.

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Old 20-05-2017, 12:56 AM   #702
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Aztech is less reliable than arcadyan, my personal opinion..

Worth to switch over from the aztech? Was thinking to use this ac1900 as spare in case the current one spoil.

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Old 20-05-2017, 06:26 PM   #703
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My opinion is that Asus routers are more reliable than Arcadyan or Aztech routers. I used all these routers
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Old 22-05-2017, 12:36 AM   #704
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was using ac87 router until i moved my computer to my in law's place which is using singtel elite ac router.

ac87 giving 400mbps in bedroom approximately 6meters away from source.
singtel router is giving less than 80mbps when my computer is like 2meters away from the source.

really cannot make it. nowonder singtel has the most roadshows among the other telcos.
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Old 22-05-2017, 10:39 AM   #705
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Connected to 2.4Ghz I supposed?

I could get 400+ on 5Ghz leh..

I posted a screenshot of it somewhere in this thread..

was using ac87 router until i moved my computer to my in law's place which is using singtel elite ac router.

ac87 giving 400mbps in bedroom approximately 6meters away from source.
singtel router is giving less than 80mbps when my computer is like 2meters away from the source.

really cannot make it. nowonder singtel has the most roadshows among the other telcos.
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