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Old 13-12-2018, 11:13 PM   #3631
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I just need a router which is able to give me much stronger Wifi throughput and range like what the AC88U can give me initially.

my iPhone XS Max can only achieve close to 200Mbps now with 5GHz even when I am directly in front of the router

I believe AC5300 has no similar issue to the AC88U?
I'm using AC5300 personally, haven't had major issues with it. Only the odd hiccup here and there over 1 year+

I don't have Wi-Fi devices that have Wi-Fi high throughput, fastest device tested about 400++ Mbps max.
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Old 13-12-2018, 11:13 PM   #3632
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Got this AC88 at last year 2017 sept during m1 fibre recontract and till now the box is still sealed and brand new in box as i am very lazy to set it up.

Currently I am still happy with my AC-66 and and thought of switching to this AC88 But then after i read the discussions from 2018 here onward, i am quite worried on switching this. Should i continue to use AC66 or go for AC88 since i have already bought some time ago
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Old 13-12-2018, 11:15 PM   #3633
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I'm on wifi.

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Shouldn't the speedtest screen for devices look like this ?

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Old 13-12-2018, 11:16 PM   #3634
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Got this AC88 at last year 2017 sept during m1 fibre recontract and till now the box is still sealed and brand new in box as i am very lazy to set it up.

Currently I am still happy with my AC-66 and and thought of switching to this AC88 But then after i read the discussions from 2018 here onward, i am quite worried on switching this. Should i continue to use AC66 or go for AC88 since i have already bought some time ago
Huh... then why did you buy it ?
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Old 13-12-2018, 11:44 PM   #3635
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Huh... then why did you buy it ?
I bought it as i just need to pay $190 as i felt it was a good deal then. My AC-66 is quite long and thought to get it to standby.and lastly i didnt follow the thread
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Old 14-12-2018, 12:07 AM   #3636
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Shouldn't the speedtest screen for devices look like this ?

U mean this?


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Old 14-12-2018, 02:20 AM   #3637
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Ac5300 similar to AC88U
Okay AC5300 is out then

Any other router other than AC86U? Need to get me iPhone XS Max up to 600Mbps.
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Old 14-12-2018, 05:00 AM   #3638
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Okay AC5300 is out then

Any other router other than AC86U? Need to get me iPhone XS Max up to 600Mbps.
AX88U, then next gen router
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Old 14-12-2018, 07:48 AM   #3639
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Okay AC5300 is out then

Any other router other than AC86U? Need to get me iPhone XS Max up to 600Mbps.
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Old 15-12-2018, 12:08 AM   #3640
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Managed to set up this AC-88U router today to replace my AC-66U , the download speed is significantly faster. But then my download speed on wireless is about 20 Mbps - 70 Mbps.
I wondered how come some of the users here are able to go above 200Mbps on wireless.

My FW is 4180. New FW is available for update but i scared to mess it up. As long i have stable decent wireless connection. i am ok with 2/4GHz connection
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Old 15-12-2018, 07:36 AM   #3641
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This router wifi is known to be cui one. You want good wifi, it is better to use back the AC-66U or upgrade to AC-86U or AX-88U.

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Old 15-12-2018, 10:34 AM   #3642
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Yes. Damm cui. After 1 night. Wake up and saw all the led light all gone. Not able to power on. Have to go down to the service centre liao.
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Old 15-12-2018, 10:52 AM   #3643
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Yes. Damm cui. After 1 night. Wake up and saw all the led light all gone. Not able to power on. Have to go down to the service centre liao.
I have both AC86 (got it through RMA AC87) and AC88 (RMA once).
AC88 after you RMA will be no problem liao
you probably got the old h/w ver

When you first set it up, DO NOT let it auto-update firmware.
That's how my AC88 died also.
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Old 15-12-2018, 10:57 AM   #3644
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Yes. Damm cui. After 1 night. Wake up and saw all the led light all gone. Not able to power on. Have to go down to the service centre liao.
Not due to button press ?

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Old 15-12-2018, 02:35 PM   #3645
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I have both AC86 (got it through RMA AC87) and AC88 (RMA once).
AC88 after you RMA will be no problem liao
you probably got the old h/w ver

When you first set it up, DO NOT let it auto-update firmware.
That's how my AC88 died also.
Yes. I didn't update as I have read a bit here and there before I set it up.

My version ended up in 4180. Got the router in Sept 2017.
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