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Old 14-05-2017, 07:07 AM   #2161
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its not heat related. my 2.4 and 5 ghz below 45 degrees, cpu at around 57. 5 ghz will still drop.
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Old 14-05-2017, 07:48 AM   #2162
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anyway, you guys with wifi issues or something, got try buying a cheapo laptop cooler pad and put it underneath the router?

I got one and done it, and my router doesn't feel hot anymore, and no issues so far
To me Asus AC88U is great but Starhub always cock up.
Lately waste my bloody time troubleshoot no internet,
it's just because I did not do mac cloning that is why
no internet after I update to the latest firmware.

KNN this Starhub is sibei noob one, talk to them I can flip table.
Spend entire day finally got my AC88U working.
I also put a notebook cooler underneath to cool the router.

Note if too hot, can smell electrical burnt.
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Old 14-05-2017, 11:31 AM   #2163
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its not heat related. my 2.4 and 5 ghz below 45 degrees, cpu at around 57. 5 ghz will still drop.
wow! how did u manage to keep them at tat temp!
mine is always around

55 °C - 55 °C - 82 °C
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Old 14-05-2017, 02:46 PM   #2164
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Haven been following/reading this thread since the day I bought 2x AC88s and the advice given here has been invaluable in helping me optimise the WiFi coverage for my home.

However, I have officially "retired" them and moved on to commercial-grade mesh technology and most/all of my WiFi problems have been rectified.

It has been a blast using the AC88s and I, for one, have not had any problems with them.

Guess it's time to put these AC88s on Carousell.

Cheers everyone!
Hi, may I know which type of commercial-grade mesh technology which you have bought? Have quite a few on market.

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Old 14-05-2017, 04:11 PM   #2165
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Hi, may I know which type of commercial-grade mesh technology which you have bought? Have quite a few on market.

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would like to know as well...
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Old 15-05-2017, 10:20 AM   #2166
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anyway, you guys with wifi issues or something, got try buying a cheapo laptop cooler pad and put it underneath the router?

I got one and done it, and my router doesn't feel hot anymore, and no issues so far
I put a cheapo usb powered laptop cooler below my AC88.. 5G also keep dropping like nobody business.. over the mother day weekend drop at least 3 to 4 times...
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Old 15-05-2017, 11:04 AM   #2167
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Hi, may I know which type of commercial-grade mesh technology which you have bought? Have quite a few on market.

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would like to know as well...
Advance apologies for this off-topic post.

I am running 4x Ruckus ZoneFlex R710 APs in the house whilst still using an AC-88U as a file sharing device. I value stability more than outright download/upload speed and these have served me well, to date, (2months and counting).
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Old 15-05-2017, 01:44 PM   #2168
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Any downside to purchasing this unit from a US ebay seller? Apart from warranties and other obvious caveats?

Will the adaptor work here?

My current Linksys router ea6700 is not showing the 5GHz network and is a bit old.

Does the Asus 88 have any glaring issues that should make me reconsider….sorry I just cant read 150 pages right now.

Thanks bros.
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Old 15-05-2017, 02:12 PM   #2169
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i think the most glaring issue is the 5ghz wifi dropping issue is still not resolved with the latest firmware. i think u should consider other models even though i really like asus router for the past years.
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Old 15-05-2017, 03:48 PM   #2170
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Old 15-05-2017, 05:26 PM   #2171
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i think the most glaring issue is the 5ghz wifi dropping issue is still not resolved with the latest firmware. i think u should consider other models even though i really like asus router for the past years.
wow….and i thought this 5GHz dropping only happened in my 4 year old linksys router….
i thought it might have something to do with the networks in my area being too congested.

Im not buying another linksys tho….theyre not very helpful and I don't care for their customer service.
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Old 15-05-2017, 11:32 PM   #2172
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can asus rt 88 work as access point for singtel mesh

I want to use Asus RT 88 as my second router (configured as Access Point) and used it as the first point for Singtel mesh, not sure if RT88 is compatiable to work this way with the mesh.

I just signed up Singtel Fibre and will discontinue with Starhub as soon as my network is up working well.

I intend to connect the Singtel provided router (AC1900) to the ONT in my living room. Also connected to the AC 1900 will be my Singtel Mio TV box that sits beside this router through LAN cable

I intend to connect another LAN cable to another 2nd router ( ASUS RT88U) about 10-15m away in my study room. This router will be set as access point. On this router, I intend to connect through LAN cable 2 units PC in my study room. This router will provide also provide wifi coverage to my 3 bedrooms that is surrounding the study room (i.e. study room is right in the centre of the 3 bedrooms)

I also intend to to connect Mesh to the ASUS router in the study room and a corresponding mesh unit to a 2nd Singtel mio tv box in my bedroom nearby.

Can this work? Will mesh be able to plug into the LAN port of the ASUS router configured as AP?
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Old 16-05-2017, 08:26 AM   #2173
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Asus Transmission Power Adjustment

Does anyone know did Asus remove power adjustment? I check Advanced > Wireless > Professional tab, there is no Tx power Adjustment option. Both my RT-N12 and RT-AC1200G+ is missing this option. Or is it only available on higher end model?
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Old 16-05-2017, 08:45 AM   #2174
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Does anyone know did Asus remove power adjustment? I check Advanced > Wireless > Professional tab, there is no Tx power Adjustment option. Both my RT-N12 and RT-AC1200G+ is missing this option. Or is it only available on higher end model?
not sure about the mentioned models, but i have used ac87u, ac88u, rt-ac5300, brt-ac828, all got the TX power slider to adjust power leh.. and default is set at 100%..
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Old 16-05-2017, 08:48 AM   #2175
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I want to use Asus RT 88 as my second router (configured as Access Point) and used it as the first point for Singtel mesh, not sure if RT88 is compatiable to work this way with the mesh.

I just signed up Singtel Fibre and will discontinue with Starhub as soon as my network is up working well.

I intend to connect the Singtel provided router (AC1900) to the ONT in my living room. Also connected to the AC 1900 will be my Singtel Mio TV box that sits beside this router through LAN cable

I intend to connect another LAN cable to another 2nd router ( ASUS RT88U) about 10-15m away in my study room. This router will be set as access point. On this router, I intend to connect through LAN cable 2 units PC in my study room. This router will provide also provide wifi coverage to my 3 bedrooms that is surrounding the study room (i.e. study room is right in the centre of the 3 bedrooms)

I also intend to to connect Mesh to the ASUS router in the study room and a corresponding mesh unit to a 2nd Singtel mio tv box in my bedroom nearby.

Can this work? Will mesh be able to plug into the LAN port of the ASUS router configured as AP?
I'm confused, why would u need ac88u as an AP when all you need is an unmanaged switch?

You can simply replace ac88u with a switch and mesh can connect to the switch and it costs much cheaper. Alternatively if you really want ac88u as an AP, then yes singtel wifi mesh will work too, because the ac88u will be totally transparent to the singtel ac1900 router, all traffic and connections will be handled by ac1900..
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