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Old 29-08-2014, 12:57 PM   #166
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Nice I got 2678 up last night.. Later this evening I trying to put my bridge at 3m at direct unobstructed level as my main router.
update us the results again.. loving my ac87u more than ever. Hahas
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Old 29-08-2014, 01:02 PM   #167
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Is a single unit of AC87U put in the bedroom adjacent to the living room sufficient for 5room HDB?



Probably heading down to Comex later to get one. About time to renew my contract with VQ for new BTO but they don't seem to be offering AC87U as an option?
It is difficult to gauge unless someone has an identical setting. In general the coverage is better and the speed is greater..

I'm afraid there is only one way for u to get it, and it is by paying unsubsidised price from comex lor..
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Old 29-08-2014, 01:38 PM   #168
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.2678 can use CTF2 with/without miotv. Just tested and it works now, though .2061 doesnt.
So 2678 firmware CTF2 works with SingTel VLAN now? If so I will amend my postings accordingly.

Busy @ COMEX as well.

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Old 29-08-2014, 01:42 PM   #169
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So 2678 firmware CTF2 works with SingTel VLAN now? If so I will amend my postings.

Busy @ COMEX as well.
Yeap it does work now.. Thanks maylyn for all the inputs! Looking forward to more of ur beta testing posts..
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Old 29-08-2014, 02:03 PM   #170
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Is a single unit of AC87U put in the bedroom adjacent to the living room sufficient for 5room HDB?



Probably heading down to Comex later to get one. About time to renew my contract with VQ for new BTO but they don't seem to be offering AC87U as an option?
Don't put the router in Bedroom 3. Put it in the Living Room or in the passage way outside of Bedroom 3. If you put it inside Bedroom 3, the wireless signals will have to go through at least 1 more wall (Bedroom 3 wall) before it reaches the other room.
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Old 29-08-2014, 02:28 PM   #171
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I could alternatively put it in the living room data box where all the lan points terminate, but that's on the far end for the MBR. (it's also where the zhone is)

If I put in living room outside of the box, the ac87u can only serve as an AP? I still kind of need something to route my stuff regardless of where I put my ac87u? smart TV etc

bedroom 3 is my study, so most of my com/NAS will probably be there. cracking head for a few months. had some help from andrew too!
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Old 29-08-2014, 02:41 PM   #172
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The NAT acceleration "breaks" easily whenever I make changes to GUI. Eg. Enabling the AI Protection drops the speediest result from 940+ Mbps DL 470mbps UL (1Gbps DL 500mbps UL plan - VQ speedboost) to 90+Mbps for both DL & UL. Will need to test further with the new firmware. But seems to trigger the same issue for a couple of firmware including RMerlin.
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Old 29-08-2014, 03:01 PM   #173
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Is a single unit of AC87U put in the bedroom adjacent to the living room sufficient for 5room HDB?



Probably heading down to Comex later to get one. About time to renew my contract with VQ for new BTO but they don't seem to be offering AC87U as an option?
never mention what items u be using?
all bdrm got pc?
or pc in study area only?
2.4 or 5ghz handheld?
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Old 29-08-2014, 03:12 PM   #174
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Yeap it does work now.. Thanks maylyn for all the inputs! Looking forward to more of ur beta testing posts..
Thanks renfred89 for the 2678 CTF2 test inputs.

No problem ASUS TW are still working hard in enhancing and fine tuning the performance AC87U that it's can deliver.

ASUS TW devs are out of the control these days with more new things coming along the way (no hints as yet).
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Old 29-08-2014, 03:34 PM   #175
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The NAT acceleration "breaks" easily whenever I make changes to GUI. Eg. Enabling the AI Protection drops the speediest result from 940+ Mbps DL 470mbps UL (1Gbps DL 500mbps UL plan - VQ speedboost) to 90+Mbps for both DL & UL. Will need to test further with the new firmware. But seems to trigger the same issue for a couple of firmware including RMerlin.
AiProtection doesn't have any impact on the CTF1/CTF2 and it's doesn't break it.

Please hard reset to factory default and reconfigure and give it a try again.

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Old 29-08-2014, 04:00 PM   #176
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Hmmmm... I did that actually. Will try again to see the issue comes back again.
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Old 29-08-2014, 04:03 PM   #177
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Maybe I later do factory reset on main and try again
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Old 29-08-2014, 05:43 PM   #178
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Results after a firmware reset on both AC87U and placing the router in a 'single-file' formation:



With 2678 firmware: 5Ghz media bridge stuck at 1300



Latest new record result with laptop connect hardwired to media bridge:
Download Speed: 726119 kbps (90764.9 KB/sec transfer rate)
Upload Speed: 475195 kbps (59399.4 KB/sec transfer rate)
Latency: 5 ms
Jitter: 0 ms
Friday, 29 August, 2014 5:38:57 PM
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Old 29-08-2014, 06:00 PM   #179
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Some pictures:

1. AC87U vs AC68U box


2. Before switch from AC68U to AC87U


3. After switch to AC87U
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Old 29-08-2014, 06:09 PM   #180
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New record after tweaking the beacon interval to lowest

Latest new record result with laptop connect hardwired to media bridge:



Download Speed: 782569 kbps (97821.1 KB/sec transfer rate)
Upload Speed: 476044 kbps (59505.5 KB/sec transfer rate)
Latency: 5 ms
Jitter: 0 ms
Friday, 29 August, 2014 6:10:17 PM
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