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Old 13-01-2018, 10:51 AM   #31
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Those of you who have gotten this router from starhub, is your router a brand new set or refurbished set?

On their website under disclaimer, there is a line on refurbished products.

https://www.linksys-hubstore.com/for...eans-household
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Old 25-01-2018, 01:02 PM   #32
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Linksys EA7500-AHv2 comes with 3 external antennas (dual-band) and 1 internal antenna.

Does anyone know whether the single internal antenna support 2.4 GHz band only or it is also a dual-band 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz band antenna? I called Starhub technician and he has no clue at all.

If the single internal antenna only support 2.4 GHz band, then if I switched off the 2.4 GHz band on the router setting page, it is as good as totally disabled the single 2.4 GHz band internal antenna.
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Old 25-01-2018, 02:43 PM   #33
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Linksys EA7500-AHv2 comes with 3 external antennas (dual-band) and 1 internal antenna.

Does anyone know whether the single internal antenna support 2.4 GHz band only or it is also a dual-band 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz band antenna? I called Starhub technician and he has no clue at all.
As a MIMO router, the wifi signal is transmits and receives through all its antennas

If the single internal antenna only support 2.4 GHz band, then if I switched off the 2.4 GHz band on the router setting page, it is as good as totally disabled the single 2.4 GHz band internal antenna.
Go Goggle and do some reading on this "Understanding 802.11n wireless antennas"

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Old 25-01-2018, 04:16 PM   #34
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As a MIMO router, the wifi signal is transmits and receives through all its antennas



Go Goggle and do some reading on this "Understanding 802.11n wireless antennas"
I have just spoken to Linksys support technician. I was told the single internal antenna supports dual band as well.

After 3 days having the Linksys EA7500-AHv2, noticed an improved 5 GHz wifi N performance than my previous Linksys EA6300. My phone does not support WiFi 11ac.

Linksys EA7500-AHv2 with M1 300 Mbps plan.
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Old 12-03-2018, 01:18 AM   #35
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Anybody know how does this compared to the Asus RT-AC1200G+ in terms of range? is it better?
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Old 11-04-2018, 10:42 PM   #36
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How does this compare to the ASUS RT-AC68U? The specs are pretty similar.
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Old 13-04-2018, 01:18 AM   #37
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Anybody know how does this compared to the Asus RT-AC1200G+ in terms of range? is it better?
AC1200G+ is 2x2:2, Broadcom Cortex A9 single core, 1x USB2.0, also support 3G/4G modem, Firmware has more features.

https://foxnetlab.com/index.php/revi...sus-rt-ac1200g

EA7500v2 is 4x4:3, Mediatek MT7621AT MIPS Dual core, 1x USB 2.0 + 1x USB 3.0, firmware offer little config and not as smooth as Asus.

http://www.jb51.net/network/543549_all.html

From my own unscientific test, the EA7500v2 S/N ratio is generally lower than AC88U, AC68U and AC56U in 5GHz, but has comparable wireless speed. using SD820 phone and intel AC7260 card, both are 2x2:2. 11N 5GHz also gave similar result, tested with SD800 phones. But 2.4GHz speed usually lower, even when the S/N ratio is higher.

Between the 2, I will get the EA7500v2; If I'm only using one wireless router, I will take AC1200G+. The linksys firmware is too simple/plain. Both routers do not have 3rd party firmware support. AC1200G+ might have DDWRT support later.

How does this compare to the ASUS RT-AC68U? The specs are pretty similar.
11AC speed is comparable but Asus offer way more features, eg. dual WAN and OpenVPN server/client out of the box, not to mention AiMesh.

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Old 17-04-2018, 08:42 PM   #38
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Finally got my Linksys EA7500 today.
Speed not bad compared to Dlink DIR-868L
Can't believe 3rd SH contract.

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Old 17-04-2018, 09:23 PM   #39
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Finally got my Linksys EA7500 today.
Speed not bad compared to Dlink DIR-868L
Can't believe 3rd SH contract.

Actually SH is not too bad, definitely better than VQ. That's my own experience with VQ for 1 year and 10 months. At least SH rarely get disconnected for no Fcking reason.
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Old 17-04-2018, 10:43 PM   #40
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I also think so. Haha....

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Old 18-04-2018, 02:55 PM   #41
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ea7500v2 on 1G, iphone8 download in front router only 400+ mbps.
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Old 18-04-2018, 03:05 PM   #42
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Actually SH is not too bad, definitely better than VQ. That's my own experience with VQ for 1 year and 10 months. At least SH rarely get disconnected for no Fcking reason.
Yeah actually I agree also. Just need to change the Starhub DNS to Google and you are good to go.
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Old 26-04-2018, 07:40 AM   #43
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Actually SH is not too bad, definitely better than VQ. That's my own experience with VQ for 1 year and 10 months. At least SH rarely get disconnected for no Fcking reason.

Hi

possible to share you EA7500 connectivity setting in pm?

i just recontract with SH 1Gbps swapping ouy my dir878 and am getting crappy connection.

did the quick set up and played around with the settings... restarted every thing and still the same..

only getting about 1/3 of my subscribed...

wifi signal strength wise its alot worst compared to the 878

if all else fails i'll just swap back to the 878

many thanks in advance
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Old 26-04-2018, 08:14 AM   #44
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Hi

possible to share you EA7500 connectivity setting in pm?

i just recontract with SH 1Gbps swapping ouy my dir878 and am getting crappy connection.

did the quick set up and played around with the settings... restarted every thing and still the same..

only getting about 1/3 of my subscribed...

wifi signal strength wise its alot worst compared to the 878

if all else fails i'll just swap back to the 878

many thanks in advance
Are you testing in WiFi? If so change the 5ghz band to vht80 and choose a less congested channel for 2.4ghz
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Old 26-04-2018, 08:47 AM   #45
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Hi

possible to share you EA7500 connectivity setting in pm?


i just recontract with SH 1Gbps swapping ouy my dir878 and am getting crappy connection.

did the quick set up and played around with the settings... restarted every thing and still the same..

only getting about 1/3 of my subscribed...
Check your LAN connection speed, what speed are you getting ?
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wifi signal strength wise its alot worst compared to the 878

if all else fails i'll just swap back to the 878

many thanks in advance
If you can, put the router higher, make sure the 2 antennas (left most & right most) are at an angel and not straight up.

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