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Old 21-05-2018, 07:40 PM   #16
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Dear all,

Between this two:

1) TP Link AV1200 GIGABIT AC Powerline (WPA 8730), with Wi-Fi clone and dual band

https://www.tp-link.com/sg/products/...A8730-KIT.html

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2) TP Link AV2000 GIGABIT AC Powerline (WPA9610)

https://www.tp-link.com/sg/products/...A9610-KIT.html

The one with the Wi-Fi clone is better or the AV2000 with a faster speed is better?

Seems all the same except speed and features.
You may have a problem with these 2 sets of Powerline if you intend to include IPTV connection.
That's unless your IPTV Set top box (STB) is nearby to the ONT for direct connection.

As i mentioned that IPTV need a delicate ethernet cable link between ONT Port-2 to IPTV STB.
Hence as i provide the example Powerline with 2 separate ethernet port for both Internet and IPTV.
IPTV STB cannot be used in this method as it will clash since there is 1 input ethernet port for the main unit.

If the Powerline is just for internet usage then it should not be any problem.
Currently most wireless clients may not exceed 400 Mbps connection speed.

Either Options are good since there is 2 or 3 ethernet ports for additional devices connected separately.

Do take note that if your power supply points are low, wireless signal may be slightly affected.
Wireless signal transmit on the same level and below, downward.

Hence powerline is another means for ethernet cable trunking to avoid ugliness and messy design.
However nowadays there are a lot of brand new routers offer cheaply.
And able to provide a better connection speed for up-to-date devices with high wireless receiver.
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Old 22-05-2018, 08:52 PM   #17
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However nowadays there are a lot of brand new routers offer cheaply.
And able to provide a better connection speed for up-to-date devices with high wireless receiver.
Am considering changing the St*rH*h's Linksys AC1900 router to a better one like the TP Link Archer C9 AC 1900 or AC5300 in the next two months.
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Old 22-05-2018, 09:10 PM   #18
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Am considering changing the St*rH*h's Linksys AC1900 router to a better one like the TP Link Archer C9 AC 1900 or AC5300 in the next two months.
The TP Link Archer C9 able to work fine with Starhub fibre broadband as reported by some users.
Please do update to the latest firmware..

List of > Fibre Compatible - StarHub-Tested Routers
Do note that website is not updated version or rather seldom update at all.
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Old 23-05-2018, 09:04 AM   #19
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The TP Link Archer C9 able to work fine with Starhub fibre broadband as reported by some users.
Please do update to the latest firmware..

List of > Fibre Compatible - StarHub-Tested Routers
Do note that website is not updated version or rather seldom update at all.
Meaning if I go for other router with a higher AC Speed, it is not tested by StarHub?
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Meaning if I go for other router with a higher AC Speed, it is not tested by StarHub?
Almost all routers are acceptable to use for Starhub fibre broadband.

The list are just a sample of models tested.
But the list may not be completed &or updated.
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Old 23-05-2018, 10:42 PM   #21
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Am considering changing the St*rH*h's Linksys AC1900 router to a better one like the TP Link Archer C9 AC 1900 or AC5300 in the next two months.

FYI Linksys EA7500v2 is a AC2600 while-as TP-Link C9 is a AC1900.

If u are getting a AC5400, there are a few factors to consider:

1) it has 1 x 2.4 Ghz card and 2 x 5 Ghz Wi-Fi radio card in AC5400 router. Due to the additional radio card, the AC5400 router consume more power. Most of the the power adapters that mostly come with AC5400 router is approximate 5A . This will increase your electrical bill eventually.

2) All the antenna on the router are clustered around in the router and if u put the router at the same spot (assuming corner of the kitchen) as where you put your Linksys EA7500 currently, U might not be able to see a significant improvement in Wi-Fi coverage. In short , if u currently have WiFi coverage at the furthest end of the house, you cannot expect AC5400 to solve the problem

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