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Old 16-02-2019, 02:56 PM   #16
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Hey guys,

Just an update. I managed to buy a brand new DIR-868L and quickly hook up to my home broadband. Only did the quick setup for the wifi networks and go. I haven't had time to play around with the settings yet...so now everything is in default.

Immediately I see my wifi speeds back to normal. Also the range is quite good, can reach my last bedroom no prob at all.

So far, I am quite happy with it...will spend some time to tweak the settings and see if there's any improvements.

again, thanks to all for your advice. very helpful.
if it meet ur needs, router=good

just like some say red telco good,s ome say green good, etc ....u use it than u know who is good as if whole block only u on red telco cfm super good
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Old 16-02-2019, 03:05 PM   #17
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Hey guys,

Just an update. I managed to buy a brand new DIR-868L and quickly hook up to my home broadband. Only did the quick setup for the wifi networks and go. I haven't had time to play around with the settings yet...so now everything is in default.

Immediately I see my wifi speeds back to normal. Also the range is quite good, can reach my last bedroom no prob at all.

So far, I am quite happy with it...will spend some time to tweak the settings and see if there's any improvements.

again, thanks to all for your advice. very helpful.
DIR-868L is a good & reliable router as i am using 2 sets for 3+ years.

Should there be any issue you may consider to update to the latest firmware.
> DIR-868L Firmware updates
Please read the instruction in the Notes within the zip file.
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Old 19-02-2019, 01:20 AM   #18
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Just get
Option 1 - 1x Linksys EA8100 and one DIR-868L (try to get new) or
Option 2 - 1x Linksys EA8100 and recycle your AC1200G+

and a set of powerline (D-Link DHP-701AV - $59 at challenger now). Put one in room and one in hall.

There are tons on how to configure in youtube to configure as access point. You can also recycle your AC1200G+ as access point

I been using EA8100 as my main router for pass 3 months.. so far no problem. Better the dlink 868l and Asus ac87u for sure. Quite stable.
In what way is EA8100 better than dlink 868l? Currently using the latter and would like to know the real world differences thanks!
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Old 19-02-2019, 03:24 AM   #19
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In what way is EA8100 better than dlink 868l? Currently using the latter and would like to know the real world differences thanks!
Wider coverage. No more dead spots. Faster as well.
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Old 19-02-2019, 11:47 AM   #20
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DIR-868L is a good & reliable router as i am using 2 sets for 3+ years.

Should there be any issue you may consider to update to the latest firmware.
> DIR-868L Firmware updates
Please read the instruction in the Notes within the zip file.
thanks bro

Finally found some time to update the BIOS and also tweak the router settings. don't see any difference in performance so far. But it is always good to flash to the latest BIOS....thanks for providing the link. very useful
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Old 19-02-2019, 11:59 AM   #21
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Buying EA8100 to replace Asus RT87. 87 speed always degrade after a while.
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Old 19-02-2019, 12:06 PM   #22
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Buying EA8100 to replace Asus RT87. 87 speed always degrade after a while.

Agreed with you on ASUS router. Suggest you take EA8300 instead.
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Old 19-02-2019, 06:10 PM   #23
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Agreed with you on ASUS router. Suggest you take EA8300 instead.
EA8300 is still a cut down version of Ea8500. Look for EA8500 instead. Can run ddwrt some more.
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Old 19-02-2019, 06:45 PM   #24
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Buying EA8100 to replace Asus RT87. 87 speed always degrade after a while.
I have replaced my AC88U with EA8100.
So far so good, the WIFI won't disconnect.
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Old 19-02-2019, 09:05 PM   #25
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EA8300 is still a cut down version of Ea8500. Look for EA8500 instead. Can run ddwrt some more.
Can understand. But EA8500 is over kill even you have 1Gb board band and way too expansive. Also the router runs very hot.
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Old 19-02-2019, 09:54 PM   #26
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Can understand. But EA8500 is over kill even you have 1Gb board band and way too expansive. Also the router runs very hot.
EA8500 is qca based and runs only slightly warm. Not hot at all. I own one of these.
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Old 26-02-2019, 10:30 PM   #27
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I was a fan of c9 except this router have WiFi 5ghz issues, I have running 3x previously 1xV1, 1xV2 and 1xV5, plus the stock firmware is utter dismay and alot features lock. 5ghz is important only if u stream 4k content or hardcore gaming.

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Old 28-02-2019, 10:27 AM   #28
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this review can trust ma?
https://www.tomsguide.com/us/tp-link...view-5625.html
Runs hot!! Means need a fan underneath... Got budget get Asus AC86u bah. Boh budget, value for money now is Linksys EA8100.
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Old 28-02-2019, 01:49 PM   #29
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Runs hot!! Means need a fan underneath... Got budget get Asus AC86u bah. Boh budget, value for money now is Linksys EA8100.
Whole review can see runs hot nia ah
Anyway not sure this model avail in Sg or
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Old 28-02-2019, 01:56 PM   #30
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Whole review can see runs hot nia ah
Anyway not sure this model avail in Sg or
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Angmo country already hot.. SG u expect it to be hotter
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