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Old 28-08-2014, 07:34 PM   #136
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Warning: This router is freaking HUGE! +25% the size of AC68U..

In terms of boot time, do expect a longer time to boot and get all services up.

I think firmware need further tweak. 2.4Ghz up very fast.. 5Ghz is like wait a while then come up..
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Old 28-08-2014, 07:37 PM   #137
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You using Merlin's latest .46 firmware? I saw a thread on this in SNB forum.
I flashed the official 2061.. maybe try Merlin's .46 firmware later..
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Old 28-08-2014, 07:49 PM   #138
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In terms of boot time, do expect a longer time to boot and get all services up.

I think firmware need further tweak. 2.4Ghz up very fast.. 5Ghz is like wait a while then come up..
I doubt this part is going to change soon.
From THiggin's review, the 2.4GHz band is run off the main Broadcom CPU, that's why it came up fast, but the 5GHz has it's own copy of OS to boot up, which probably accounts for the extra time needed to startup.

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Old 28-08-2014, 08:24 PM   #139
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Does this router have pre-set for singtel fiber.

Will it have better performance for using 4 units of this to setup a wireless network for the whole house as compare to previous Asus model.
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Old 28-08-2014, 09:08 PM   #140
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Here are my two new units. Thanks Maylyn!

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Old 28-08-2014, 09:22 PM   #141
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Just whacked a unit home. Yes ultra jumbo size sia.

I'm curious why am i given a set of instructions to change switch control to CTF1 just because I'm using singtel fibre?

Shouldnt this be applicable for miotv iptv profile?

Or in general this firmware does not allow CTF2 for 500mbps singtel fibre?
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Old 28-08-2014, 09:36 PM   #142
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Just whacked a unit home. Yes ultra jumbo size sia.

I'm curious why am i given a set of instructions to change switch control to CTF1 just because I'm using singtel fibre?

Shouldnt this be applicable for miotv iptv profile?

Or in general this firmware does not allow CTF2 for 500mbps singtel fibre?
It's because SingTel Fibre will render the AC87U into an unoperbable state when on CTF2 and the only way is recover is to hard reset back to factory default. Doesn't matter which SingTel Fiber plan you have having. You can try to see for yourself.
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Old 28-08-2014, 09:39 PM   #143
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Here are my two new units. Thanks Maylyn!
Setup already? test the media bridge speed
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Old 28-08-2014, 10:46 PM   #144
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I am still tuning the settings...

Current result from my wired PC at AC87U media bridge on MR 1Gbps plan:

Broke my previous bridge record on AC68U.. but still far from 800-850Mbps.

Noticed that my 5Ghz bridge link hit 1170-1300Mbps but not beyond it. Previously on AC68U was 867-1170Mbps.

Last Result:
Download Speed: 700410 kbps (87551.3 KB/sec transfer rate)
Upload Speed: 475468 kbps (59433.5 KB/sec transfer rate)
Latency: 5 ms
Jitter: 0 ms
‎8‎/‎28‎/‎2014‎ ‎7‎:‎20‎:‎13‎ ‎PM
You using Merlin's latest .46 firmware? I saw a thread on this in SNB forum.
Hi Simon,

You should update to RMerlin's AC87U firmware instead. It's consists of the latest Quantenna public 5GHz drivers as mentioned @ the RMerlin's change log and some minor fixes. ASUS 2061 is already considered old.

We are already testing the next subset of Quantenna 5GHz performance closed drivers.

376.46 (26-Aug-2014) This release is only available for the RT-AC87U, to provide a FW release that uses the latest public wifi driver for this new router. - NEW: Merged with Asus GPL 2061. This is essentially the new QTN driver for the AC87. - FIXED: Various webui issues with IE10/IE11 (patch by pinwing) - FIXED: OpenVPN Client page was visible on the RT-N16 - FIXED: DHCP pool validation error on VPN Server advanced page. - FIXED: Couldn't edit the first VPN Client entry due to broken duplicate check (Asus bug)
Here are my two new units. Thanks Maylyn!

No problem Time to enjoy your new toys.

Something that I'm allow to post to tease and wet your guys appetite This is not my highest or final results as yet.



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Old 28-08-2014, 10:50 PM   #145
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Everything is big this time round. The router is big and the free gift is also big. Dragging 2 sets home almost exhausted me......

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Old 28-08-2014, 10:53 PM   #146
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I am still tuning the settings...

Current result from my wired PC at AC87U media bridge on MR 1Gbps plan:

Broke my previous bridge record on AC68U.. but still far from 800-850Mbps.

Noticed that my 5Ghz bridge link hit 1170-1300Mbps but not beyond it. Previously on AC68U was 867-1170Mbps.


Last Result:
Download Speed: 700410 kbps (87551.3 KB/sec transfer rate)
Upload Speed: 475468 kbps (59433.5 KB/sec transfer rate)
Latency: 5 ms
Jitter: 0 ms
‎8‎/‎28‎/‎2014‎ ‎7‎:‎20‎:‎13‎ ‎PM
why u need so fast speed
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Old 28-08-2014, 11:00 PM   #147
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Keep receiving "Limited Network / No Internet Access" from AC87 5GHz when I don't face such issue from AC68. Will try switching to 2.4GHz and see whether will it be the same.
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Old 28-08-2014, 11:05 PM   #148
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i also bought 2 unit. but at $368 each. total $736 as i forgo the headphone from courts booth. If sell in forum at most $50 can get? Lazy to post sell so just $30 off each unit to cut some cost.

Tested the wireless connection in my room. still weak.......... tomorrow night will set up media bridge to see if better.

Today at comex. hooted all this... bought so much stuff unknowingly

bought dlink AC1200 USB adaptor for $39 as temporary use. Dun see y i should pay $109 for the asus one with long gain antenna.......

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Old 28-08-2014, 11:09 PM   #149
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i also bought 2 unit. but at $368 each. total $736 as i forgo the headphone from courts booth. If sell in forum at most $50 can get? Lazy to post sell so just $30 off each unit to cut some cost.

Tested the wireless connection in my room. still weak.......... tomorrow night will set up media bridge to see if better.

Today at comex. hooted all this... bought so much stuff unknowingly

bought dlink AC1200 USB adaptor for $39 as temporary use. Dun see y i should pay $109 for the asus one with long gain antenna.......

got discount for the router at Comex?
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Old 28-08-2014, 11:11 PM   #150
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why u need so fast speed
hahaa.. this is an interesting question.. maybe 20 years itch and passion LOL
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