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Old 01-10-2018, 09:03 PM   #496
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Another consideration I have is the relative value of the Linksys router and the 2 Google Wifi units.

Seems kinda wasted to opt for the router only when it is about the same resale price as just a single Google Wifi unit and we are getting 2 Google Wifi units.
normal users top up 5/month for 2 units of the Google wifi.

the resale price of the EA8100 seems to be around 100, and yet there are people selling it for 200, lol!
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Old 01-10-2018, 09:03 PM   #497
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It depend on your premise layout and placement of routers/mesh to have a wide wireless coverage.

Google Wifi is mesh and come with 2 sets ideally to have wider coverage.

Linksys EA8100 as a standalone router as coverage would be limited.

Unless you are using 2 routers to have a better & wider coverage on wireless signal.

As i am using 2 sets of DIR-868L and it serve me well to cover my whole 5-room flat as the additional router is in my bedroom at the other end of the main router.
do you have 2 data points connected to it?
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Old 01-10-2018, 09:31 PM   #498
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do you have 2 data points connected to it?
My bedroom do have 2 data points for Switch/router and IPTV connected to the main router & ONT Port-2 (for IPTV) in the living room.

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Old 01-10-2018, 11:17 PM   #499
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Anyone tried to set the 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz SSID to the same SSID? Does it work and will it be better since devices will be able to do band steering and connect to 5 GHz when the signal is strong and automatically fall back to 2.4 GHz when the signal is weak?

This setup is different from saving 2 different SSIDs in your device wifi settings as the moment your device is in the range of 2.4 GHz (say you just came home) it'll connect to the 2.4 GHz and remain on it unless you manually disconnect and connect to the 5 GHz.
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Anyone tried to set the 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz SSID to the same SSID? Does it work and will it be better since devices will be able to do band steering and connect to 5 GHz when the signal is strong and automatically fall back to 2.4 GHz when the signal is weak?

This setup is different from saving 2 different SSIDs in your device wifi settings as the moment your device is in the range of 2.4 GHz (say you just came home) it'll connect to the 2.4 GHz and remain on it unless you manually disconnect and connect to the 5 GHz.
i do that right now, but i realised that certain places in the house behind thick wall, i lose internet connectivity. Then i'll have to turn off and on the wifi which i presume that it connects to the 2.4ghz. Observed on both my iPhone X and iPhone XS.
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i do that right now, but i realised that certain places in the house behind thick wall, i lose internet connectivity. Then i'll have to turn off and on the wifi which i presume that it connects to the 2.4ghz. Observed on both my iPhone X and iPhone XS.
Cool but does your phone jump to the faster 5 GHz automatically after being on 2.4 GHz when you move nearer to the router?
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Cool but does your phone jump to the faster 5 GHz automatically after being on 2.4 GHz when you move nearer to the router?
Not sure, but i pressume so. Anyway, all those are my assumptions with no concrete evidence of who it is connected to. But i do know that my MBP 15 2017 stays connected to 2.4 even though i sit infront of my router after coming out from the room.

If i keep them separate the MBP will always be connected to the 5
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Not sure, but i pressume so. Anyway, all those are my assumptions with no concrete evidence of who it is connected to. But i do know that my MBP 15 2017 stays connected to 2.4 even though i sit infront of my router after coming out from the room.

If i keep them separate the MBP will always be connected to the 5
I guess to have a concrete evidence would be to do a speed test. Since the wifi speeds at 2.4 GHz are significantly lower than 5 GHz. In that way you'll know for sure
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Not sure, but i pressume so. Anyway, all those are my assumptions with no concrete evidence of who it is connected to. But i do know that my MBP 15 2017 stays connected to 2.4 even though i sit infront of my router after coming out from the room.

If i keep them separate the MBP will always be connected to the 5
no, it won't change.
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I guess to have a concrete evidence would be to do a speed test. Since the wifi speeds at 2.4 GHz are significantly lower than 5 GHz. In that way you'll know for sure
Haha , not my on iPhone. But on my Mac can see which network is it connected to: ether 802ac or 802n. I configured my 5ghz to be ac only. So it didnt change lol
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no, it won't change.
Ah thanks!
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Old 09-10-2018, 12:23 AM   #507
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Anybody facing any issues after upgrading to 1.21? My Internet seems spotty..
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Old 18-10-2018, 11:24 PM   #508
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anyone manage to get their schedule working.

i tried adding 2 schedule
1 block certain mac address from 12pm to 6pm
2 block certain mac address from 8pm to 5am

no matter what its either wont block or when block it wont unblock
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Old 18-10-2018, 11:43 PM   #509
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anyone manage to get their schedule working.

i tried adding 2 schedule
1 block certain mac address from 12pm to 6pm
2 block certain mac address from 8pm to 5am

no matter what its either wont block or when block it wont unblock
Mac address filtering works fine on my router firmware version 1.09. Be sure to tick the check box next to the mac address devices as well as select the new schedule that you created then scroll down and save settings.

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Old 18-10-2018, 11:51 PM   #510
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Mac address filtering works fine on my router firmware version 1.09. Be sure to tick the check box next to the mac address devices as well as select the new schedule that you created then scroll down and save settings.
hi so u use network filter or access control page?
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