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Old 25-12-2018, 07:03 PM   #2446
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M1 500mbps & asus rt-n56u … definitely budget series

better test with fast.com for netflix
My express account still working.
Just tested with UK netflix on fast.com - 53mbps
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Old 26-12-2018, 11:09 AM   #2447
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that looks good! can share your setup? am suspecting bottleneck in my budget router
My express account still working.
Just tested with UK netflix on fast.com - 53mbps
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Old 26-12-2018, 11:37 AM   #2448
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i got 3 sets of DLINK DIR868L router.
Thinking to replace with one main router with a vpn router (wifi=vpn-ed)
Asus RT-AC86U is currently the most value for money router with AES-NI crypto acceleration if you intend to run a OpenVPN client in it.. I'm using it with PIA vpn running in the router with Merlin firmware.

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Old 26-12-2018, 01:54 PM   #2449
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I just paid RMB88 for one year Taobao 88VIP membership since my wife uses Taobao a lot. It comes with one year free VIP for Youku and Xiami Music.

I already know that you do not need VPN to use Xiami Music (free or paid). And I paid RMB120 to get one year QQ Music VIP and then I do not need VPN to use QQ Music.

To my surprise I do not need to use VPN for Youku once I activate the VIP access. Very nice. Speed is fast, no more ads and I can have access to 1080p HDR for the movies.

I think RMB88 (S$17.6) is well spent. YMMV though.

BTW, my Youku and Xiami music account are linked to my Singapore mobile number. There is no problem to activate VIP access.
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Old 26-12-2018, 02:03 PM   #2450
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I just paid RMB88 for one year Taobao 88VIP membership since my wife uses Taobao a lot. It comes with one year free VIP for Youku and Xiami Music.

I already know that you do not need VPN to use Xiami Music (free or paid). And I paid RMB120 to get one year QQ Music VIP and then I do not need VPN to use QQ Music.

To my surprise I do not need to use VPN for Youku once I activate the VIP access. Very nice. Speed is fast, no more ads and I can have access to 1080p HDR for the movies.

I think RMB88 (S$17.6) is well spent. YMMV though.

BTW, my Youku and Xiami music account are linked to my Singapore mobile number. There is no problem to activate VIP access.
thanks for the info... didnt know 88VIP includes the other 2 services sub.
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Old 26-12-2018, 02:16 PM   #2451
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thanks for the info... didnt know 88VIP includes the other 2 services sub.
88VIP cones with 4 free membership , Youku and Xiami Music VIP are more useful here. I think the other two 饿了吗 and 淘票票 are not useful here in Singapore.
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Old 26-12-2018, 10:36 PM   #2452
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today surfshark test to fast.com results were bad, didn't even complete the test. will test for few more days to decide
My express account still working.
Just tested with UK netflix on fast.com - 53mbps
can share your speed test results for PIA? are you accessing with MU-MIMO? thanks!
Asus RT-AC86U is currently the most value for money router with AES-NI crypto acceleration if you intend to run a OpenVPN client in it.. I'm using it with PIA vpn running in the router with Merlin firmware.

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Old 27-12-2018, 10:28 AM   #2453
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if i buy two asus rt-ac86 or ac88, can i mesh them, or die-die need any above plus the cluster of lyra thingy?

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Old 27-12-2018, 08:06 PM   #2454
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Chat姐姐’s review on using PureVPN for Netflix, in Chinese. She is based in Malaysia.


No mention of speed though.
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Old 27-12-2018, 08:45 PM   #2455
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today surfshark test to fast.com results were bad, didn't even complete the test. will test for few more days to decide


can share your speed test results for PIA? are you accessing with MU-MIMO? thanks!
I'm currently staying in Thailand for the time being so can't provide you any SS... but can consistently hit 200mbps for both up and down streams.. yes MU-MIMO is enabled and the wireless receiving client has a 3x3 antenna.

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Old 27-12-2018, 08:49 PM   #2456
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if i buy two asus rt-ac86 or ac88, can i mesh them, or die-die need any above plus the cluster of lyra thingy?

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Lyra is an option for those who currently do not own any AiMesh compatible Asus routers but wish to adopt an wifi mesh system. if you currently have an ac68u, you can simply buy another AiMesh compatible router like ac86u to link them up

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Old 27-12-2018, 09:43 PM   #2457
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today surfshark test to fast.com results were bad, didn't even complete the test. will test for few more days to decide


can share your speed test results for PIA? are you accessing with MU-MIMO? thanks!
How is your surfshark speed today? Didn't use it yesterday, but today it works fine for me. The speed is actually great.
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Old 27-12-2018, 11:03 PM   #2458
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didn't have much time to test, probably do a more detailed test during the weekend. but some quirks when using fast.com
1. client appears to be US irregardless where to connect to (i.e SG, US, UK etc)
2. server keeps changing

quick test, not good, thruput not consistent. not sure if it's problem with my hardware or ISP?

how do you test yours? normal surfing is OK. local speednet tests are fine too. am more concern how to test with netflix US ...

How is your surfshark speed today? Didn't use it yesterday, but today it works fine for me. The speed is actually great.
thanks! 200mbps certainly impressive with MU-MIMO. may i know how you test?
I'm currently staying in Thailand for the time being so can't provide you any SS... but can consistently hit 200mbps for both up and down streams.. yes MU-MIMO is enabled and the wireless receiving client has a 3x3 antenna.

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Old 28-12-2018, 12:54 AM   #2459
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didn't have much time to test, probably do a more detailed test during the weekend. but some quirks when using fast.com
1. client appears to be US irregardless where to connect to (i.e SG, US, UK etc)
2. server keeps changing

quick test, not good, thruput not consistent. not sure if it's problem with my hardware or ISP?

how do you test yours? normal surfing is OK. local speednet tests are fine too. am more concern how to test with netflix US ...



thanks! 200mbps certainly impressive with MU-MIMO. may i know how you test?

Could be ISP but not sure. I suggest contacting the customer support, they should have an idea what's the problem. If you are asking about Netflix US working or not, I can confirm it works for me ATM.
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Old 28-12-2018, 01:22 AM   #2460
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turns out to be duckduckgo privacy addon
all good after disabling ... phew!
may i know if you watching netflix 4K and if 4K stream is stable?
Could be ISP but not sure. I suggest contacting the customer support, they should have an idea what's the problem. If you are asking about Netflix US working or not, I can confirm it works for me ATM.
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