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Old 22-04-2015, 06:04 PM   #226
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I just flashed my firmware to merlin's. Previously on stock firmware, WiFi did disconnect once in a while Skyping. I disabled Smart Connect but it will actually still show just 1 SSID, wondering if there's any problems using this way.
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Old 22-04-2015, 06:51 PM   #227
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I just flashed my firmware to merlin's. Previously on stock firmware, WiFi did disconnect once in a while Skyping. I disabled Smart Connect but it will actually still show just 1 SSID, wondering if there's any problems using this way.
I thought the latest Asus firmware rectify the smart connect issues already?
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Old 22-04-2015, 09:00 PM   #228
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Since both are of the same throughtput at 54Mbps if both are at near distance to the router then theoretically both should perform the same. So no advantage of greater throughput from 5GHz here, right? And if both are further from the router at the same distance then 2.4GHz reigns, right? That is both are without walls in-between.

And if there are walls in-between then near or far would imply 2.4GHz is still better than 5GHz, right again?
Err physics 101 lah regarding the penetration and range 2.4GHz and 5GHz.

Since 802.11, there are been so many revisions to beef up higher throughput (a/g/n/ac) spatial (2x2/3x3/4x4/8x8) and bandwidth channel (20MHz/40MHz/80MHz-160MHz) and beamforming etc.

You have to test and trial whether 2.4GHz or 5GHz to utilize both to suit your environment.
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Old 22-04-2015, 10:48 PM   #229
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wondering if there is any limit to total number of devices connected using wires and switches for this router? or is there any limit to total numbers of connected devices (wired & switches & wireless) before it bring down the network?
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Old 23-04-2015, 07:30 AM   #230
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[QUOTE=trichard;93372887]Try this setting .....

First Load the Default , the adjust the BW percentage and apply , reboot .]

Tried the setting. AirPlay is much smoother no disconnect issue for 2 hours. Seems to have solve the problem.
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Old 23-04-2015, 07:48 AM   #231
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I thought the latest Asus firmware rectify the smart connect issues already?
I've always preferred Merlin firmware as it used to be a lot more stable on my previous ac68. But loading the default smart connect rules, i don't know if the 5g bands are used smartly as some of the bandwidth utilisation is set to zero by default.
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Old 23-04-2015, 08:16 AM   #232
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I've always preferred Merlin firmware as it used to be a lot more stable on my previous ac68. But loading the default smart connect rules, i don't know if the 5g bands are used smartly as some of the bandwidth utilisation is set to zero by default.
For rule, I dont think it can be "rectify" like a bug fix.
it very much depends on individual situation.

What asus doing is getting it tune to more and more towards a common enviroment ... but minor adjustment still need self to tune.

My latest setting might suite to me and Xenor .... but it might not work for others..
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Old 24-04-2015, 12:09 PM   #233
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wondering if there is any limit to total number of devices connected using wires and switches for this router? or is there any limit to total numbers of connected devices (wired & switches & wireless) before it bring down the network?
Nobody knows? How about is the packets per second comparable with ubiquiti edge router lite?
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Old 24-04-2015, 11:46 PM   #234
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Try this setting .....

First Load the Default , the adjust the BW percentage and apply , reboot .]

Tried the setting. AirPlay is much smoother no disconnect issue for 2 hours. Seems to have solve the problem.
How was the new setting ???????????
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Old 25-04-2015, 08:59 AM   #235
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quick question....

how to check to see if NAT is turn on?

This is my starhub Homehub 500 on wired to the router


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Old 25-04-2015, 10:23 AM   #236
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quick question....

how to check to see if NAT is turn on?

This is my starhub Homehub 500 on wired to the router


By default, NAT acceleration is turned on automatically..
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Old 25-04-2015, 10:46 AM   #237
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quick question....

how to check to see if NAT is turn on?

This is my starhub Homehub 500 on wired to the router


Brother. Use the StarHub official speed test first... That will measure you end to end to stahub port end.
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Old 25-04-2015, 12:26 PM   #238
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Brother. Use the StarHub official speed test first... That will measure you end to end to stahub port end.
Ok i will try later
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By default, NAT acceleration is turned on automatically..
thanks.... i suppose if it is turn off, how will it impact?
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Old 25-04-2015, 12:38 PM   #240
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thanks.... i suppose if it is turn off, how will it impact?
Huh? Impact is throw away RC3200 lor....
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