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Old 22-03-2019, 03:13 PM   #46
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I'm thinking if I should change to EA8100 or continue using my current router after switch to 1G. Currently I'm using Xiaomi Mi Pro (R3P).
Both these models use the Mediatek MT7621, but the R3P has double the RAM of the EA8100 (512MB vs 256MB). The 8100 can use DFS channels though. If you don't need to use the DFS channels (depends on how crowded the 5GHz band is around your house), then just continue with the R3P.
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Old 22-03-2019, 03:50 PM   #47
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Both these models use the Mediatek MT7621, but the R3P has double the RAM of the EA8100 (512MB vs 256MB). The 8100 can use DFS channels though. If you don't need to use the DFS channels (depends on how crowded the 5GHz band is around your house), then just continue with the R3P.
Thanks for the reply. Don't have issue on my R3P so far. Might just sell the EA8100 away.

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Old 06-04-2019, 05:03 PM   #48
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any custom fw for this router?
juz got one from starhub when they upgrade my broadband tv
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Old 14-04-2019, 12:49 PM   #49
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i also want to know, the base firmware sucks
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Old 15-04-2019, 01:44 PM   #50
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It’s a crap router with no custom fw and I doubt anyone will bother.
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Old 18-04-2019, 02:40 PM   #51
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It’s a crap router with no custom fw and I doubt anyone will bother.
easily the best AP u can get for 40-60$

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Old 19-04-2019, 09:56 PM   #52
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Can check which other model brand is better to replace this EA8100?
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Old 20-04-2019, 06:57 AM   #53
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Your problem seems more like a user issue.
Any router that is not placed in an optimal place, can never function to it full potential.
Try placing your router at 3/4 height of the wall.

My this black fiber setup (ONT) is at behind the main house door followed by close-up; then the asus EA8100 is outside living room under tv. But then tv is away from StarHub setup box. Is that why the connection is so bad?

Anyway to up the connection?
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Old 21-04-2019, 08:16 AM   #54
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Currently using the Asus AC68U. However when i close my room door, which is the farthest room in my 5 room flat, the connection will drop or get weak. Especially wen my Mrs and I are using our own devices. Wonder will this EA8100 be better then the AC68U? Hope to get some advice from the folks here.
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Old 21-04-2019, 09:20 AM   #55
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Your problem seems more like a user issue.
Any router that is not placed in an optimal place, can never function to it full potential.
Try placing your router at 3/4 height of the wall.
That EA8100 has to run a telephone like line cable lei. So how to place 3/4 height of the wall?
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Old 21-04-2019, 09:20 AM   #56
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Currently using the Asus AC68U. However when i close my room door, which is the farthest room in my 5 room flat, the connection will drop or get weak. Especially wen my Mrs and I are using our own devices. Wonder will this EA8100 be better then the AC68U? Hope to get some advice from the folks here.
Last time me use singnet , I gotta use their imesh separate router
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Old 21-04-2019, 12:32 PM   #57
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Currently using the Asus AC68U. However when i close my room door, which is the farthest room in my 5 room flat, the connection will drop or get weak. Especially wen my Mrs and I are using our own devices. Wonder will this EA8100 be better then the AC68U? Hope to get some advice from the folks here.
it is highly unlikely it will improve with a change of device. wireless signals generally get poorer when there are obstacles (walls, doors) there is no line of sight.

it might be better for you to get a seperate access point or mesh point (with wired backhaul) in the room.
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Old 21-04-2019, 12:45 PM   #58
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Currently using the Asus AC68U. However when i close my room door, which is the farthest room in my 5 room flat, the connection will drop or get weak. Especially wen my Mrs and I are using our own devices. Wonder will this EA8100 be better then the AC68U? Hope to get some advice from the folks here.
8100 performance is lower than 68u, if you want to change,get the 86u, I’m using it in my 5rm, the 5ghz alone can cover the whole house.
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Old Yesterday, 07:46 AM   #59
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That EA8100 has to run a telephone like line cable lei. So how to place 3/4 height of the wall?
EA8100 cannot support telephone line.

If you refer to the yellow Lan cable not long enough, just replace it with any Lan cable that is long enough. Not necessay must be yellow color.

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EA8100 cannot support telephone line.

If you refer to the yellow Lan cable not long enough, just replace it with any Lan cable that is long enough. Not necessay must be yellow color.

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I believe that he refer to Lan cable - telephone like line cable.
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