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Old 12-03-2018, 07:04 PM   #1
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Broadband package

Guys,

In relation to fibre broadband service that I'm about to purchase and install in my home, there is some old package that is still available for instance StarHub $22.90 cable broadband and M1 offers 39.90 for 1gbps with 2 years contract. My republic seems quite ex for 49.90 with 1gbps. Any recommendations especially if I am not a heavy game user and seldom download shows from torrent. Plan to just get the 22.90 for research, youtube, ted talk streaming.

Appreciate your advice

Thanks so much,
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Old 12-03-2018, 07:34 PM   #2
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Guys,

In relation to fibre broadband service that I'm about to purchase and install in my home, there is some old package that is still available for instance StarHub $22.90 cable broadband and M1 offers 39.90 for 1gbps with 2 years contract. My republic seems quite ex for 49.90 with 1gbps. Any recommendations especially if I am not a heavy game user and seldom download shows from torrent. Plan to just get the 22.90 for research, youtube, ted talk streaming.

Appreciate your advice

Thanks so much,
For your info Starhub cable broadband $22.90 per month with 12 months contract and activation charges of $53 + gst, come with modem only.
This require your premise to have TV coaxial connector point.
You need to purchase a router available at $120 upon sign-up for Linksys AC1900+ router.
This is for wireless and additional connection.

The download speed is 200 mbps and upload is 10+ mbps.
Ideal for surf internet only.


As for other Fibre broadband, do lookout for IT show...
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Old 12-03-2018, 08:07 PM   #3
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Dont have to pay $120 to starhub for the linksys ea7500v2 router. People selling at $90 on carousell.

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Old 12-03-2018, 08:26 PM   #4
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Dont have to pay $120 to starhub for the linksys ea7500v2 router. People selling at $90 on carousell.

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Yah... beside there are plenty of resale routers selling cheap as brand new.
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Old 12-03-2018, 09:28 PM   #5
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If you are to wait patiently, surely you can get a better deal for Linksys EA7500-AHv2 at Carousell. You need to frequently look out for lowest price. Once in a while, $80 for a brand new set Linksys EA7500-AHv2 is very common. I took my time, waited for many weeks before I got my brand new set for $55 from Carousell seller. If you spot any lowest price, just take it immediately. Don't waste time bargaining.
In my opinion, this new router serves me well. It is 802.11 ac 1900+ wave 2 router (2nd or next generation) with 3 external antennas and 1 internal antenna.

You can read one of the review here. http://vrzone.com/articles/review-li...er/130232.html
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Old 12-03-2018, 09:42 PM   #6
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For your info Starhub cable broadband $22.90 per month with 12 months contract and activation charges of $53 + gst, come with modem only.
This require your premise to have TV coaxial connector point.
You need to purchase a router available at $120 upon sign-up for Linksys AC1900+ router.
This is for wireless and additional connection.

The download speed is 200 mbps and upload is 10+ mbps.
Ideal for surf internet only.


As for other Fibre broadband, do lookout for IT show...
200 Mbps and 10 Mbps for download and upload respectively, confirm?
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Old 13-03-2018, 01:09 AM   #7
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200 Mbps and 10 Mbps for download and upload respectively, confirm?
According to my speedtest, yes & confirmed, that is for both wired and wireless.

Although for upload 10+ Mbps it is still acceptable for most surfing needs.
Unless you are doing heavy uploading of files.

Downloading is no problem as it can reach 200 Mbps most of the time.
As usually the important is the download.

For wireless via Router Dlink DIR-865L & DIR-866L which can say any other routers.

Downloading via 5 GHz bandwidth is 200 Mbps but for 2.4 GHz is 100+ Mbps.

When i am not using fibre broadband, and instead using this cable broadband wireless it if fine with that speed.


Btw, mobile data speed in certain location would be the same as 10+ Mbps.


Regards.

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Old 13-03-2018, 08:06 AM   #8
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According to my speedtest, yes & confirmed, that is for both wired and wireless.

Although for upload 10+ Mbps it is still acceptable for most surfing needs.
Unless you are doing heavy uploading of files.

Downloading is no problem as it can reach 200 Mbps most of the time.
As usually the important is the download.

For wireless via Router Dlink DIR-865L & DIR-866L which can say any other routers.

Downloading via 5 GHz bandwidth is 200 Mbps but for 2.4 GHz is 100+ Mbps.

When i am not using fibre broadband, and instead using this cable broadband wireless it if fine with that speed.


Btw, mobile data speed in certain location would be the same as 10+ Mbps.


Regards.
I even use cable BB before. Sometime speed will drop too.
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Old 13-03-2018, 08:58 AM   #9
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Being on cable broadband for years, don't see the need to change. In fact, compared to my sister's 1Gbps fibre. I usually get better download speed then hers.

She brought it up to SH also no use. SH keep saying it's due to her devices.
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Old 13-03-2018, 09:49 AM   #10
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Being on cable broadband for years, don't see the need to change. In fact, compared to my sister's 1Gbps fibre. I usually get better download speed then hers.

She brought it up to SH also no use. SH keep saying it's due to her devices.
I agree with starhub. It's most likely due the way she set up her network and can only get slower then cable speeds
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Old 13-03-2018, 10:46 AM   #11
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Hope there is good promotion for their cable broadband , during this IT show.

Cheaper or free router ??
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Old 13-03-2018, 02:18 PM   #12
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If you're not heavy user why don't u coinsider M1 Fibre 300Mbps @ $29/mth. Read that Starhub will end cable broadband in 2020 (Singtel already ending ADSL bb in this coming April). If u take up starhub cable now, in the end u still have to move to fibre.
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Old 13-03-2018, 03:17 PM   #13
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wait for IT show and check for M1 500mbps promo for $29
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Old 13-03-2018, 05:21 PM   #14
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If you're not heavy user why don't u coinsider M1 Fibre 300Mbps @ $29/mth. Read that Starhub will end cable broadband in 2020 (Singtel already ending ADSL bb in this coming April). If u take up starhub cable now, in the end u still have to move to fibre.
getting fibre is very painful for me...cos of false ceiling and current home layout...the trunking cannot reach where my tv is...the only feasible solution is to terminate the point near the main door and then use google wifi/mesh and/or via those electric plugs aka powerline networking....tats why want to delay the pain as long as possible....

cable broadband will be perfect...cos instant plug and play for me..
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Old 13-03-2018, 06:17 PM   #15
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I agree with starhub. It's most likely due the way she set up her network and can only get slower then cable speeds
I use the same device to test at both location, her place was setup by Starhub people, using the supplied linksys router.

Can never get anything beyond 150mbps (I can get the full 200mbps on cable) even though it's suppose to be 1GHz. Router and device distance was less than 2 meters with no obstruction. Even when I connect it using CAT6 LAN cable to a "gigabit port" enabled laptop to the router can only get max 150Mbps!
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