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Old 02-03-2018, 06:21 AM   #1501
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I have used the RT-N56U before and with PPTP Vpn it can only manage 15-50Mbps. openVPN will probably be even slower considering openVPN is a CPU hog and the N56U has a 500mhz processor.

If you want to run a vpn on your router use L2TP/IPsec instead.
OpenVPN for ASUS RT-N66U is capped at 13Mbps too. PPTP VPN is much faster but less secure as well.
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Old 02-03-2018, 08:27 AM   #1502
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I'm not very sure if ASUS Router firmware utility is available for macOS or not.

I know Windows can though.
That util is not really needed. Its just a tftp wrapper.

https://chrishardie.com/2013/02/asus...ows-mac-linux/

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Old 02-03-2018, 10:07 AM   #1503
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ASUS router has no problem with Mac device.
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Old 04-03-2018, 10:07 AM   #1504
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I'm with m1 fibre and my IP address is blocked by 2 website though I don't know why and they refused to unblock my IP address. Now I plan to upgrade to M1 1gbps fibre. Will m1 change my IP address if I request for a change?

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I'm with m1 fibre and my IP address is blocked by 2 website though I know why and they refused to unblock my IP address. Now I plan to upgrade to M1 1gbps fibre. Will m1 change my IP address if I request for a change?
I assume you are not using a static IP address? If so rebooting your ONT will get you a new IP address
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Old 04-03-2018, 01:43 PM   #1506
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Hello Guys,

I currently have M1 300mbps broadband and about 6 months left in the contract. I am relocating to a new place and I found out that the port 1 in the new place is still occupied, there is no one living there. I think the previous tenant didnt release the port. So M1 will need to use port 2. Now there is a risk that port 2 doesnt have enough capacity and that can cause huge delays, like I had 6 months delay in my current house due to insufficient capacity.

Now I am considering terminating the contract early, it will cost my $130 and instead subscribing for starhub cable broadband which is $20 for 100mbps no contract and $23 for 200mbps 12 months contract. I should have never signed up for m1. Fibre is not good for people who relocate. Cable is the best. Any thoughts?
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Old 04-03-2018, 04:28 PM   #1507
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I thought all M1 fibre plan are of static IP address....?

I assume you are not using a static IP address? If so rebooting your ONT will get you a new IP address
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I thought all M1 fibre plan are of static IP address....?
Unless you pay extra for the static ip and you can request M1 to change it.
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Old 04-03-2018, 05:09 PM   #1509
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I thought all M1 fibre plan are of static IP address....?
Nope, default is dynamic ip, static ip must pay additional $2 per month.
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Hello Guys,

I currently have M1 300mbps broadband and about 6 months left in the contract. I am relocating to a new place and I found out that the port 1 in the new place is still occupied, there is no one living there. I think the previous tenant didnt release the port. So M1 will need to use port 2. Now there is a risk that port 2 doesnt have enough capacity and that can cause huge delays, like I had 6 months delay in my current house due to insufficient capacity.

Now I am considering terminating the contract early, it will cost my $130 and instead subscribing for starhub cable broadband which is $20 for 100mbps no contract and $23 for 200mbps 12 months contract. I should have never signed up for m1. Fibre is not good for people who relocate. Cable is the best. Any thoughts?
True that cable is better for people who rent house. But sooner or later cable Broadband will cease. No router provided.

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Old 04-03-2018, 09:44 PM   #1511
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Hello Guys,

I currently have M1 300mbps broadband and about 6 months left in the contract. I am relocating to a new place and I found out that the port 1 in the new place is still occupied, there is no one living there. I think the previous tenant didnt release the port. So M1 will need to use port 2. Now there is a risk that port 2 doesnt have enough capacity and that can cause huge delays, like I had 6 months delay in my current house due to insufficient capacity.

Now I am considering terminating the contract early, it will cost my $130 and instead subscribing for starhub cable broadband which is $20 for 100mbps no contract and $23 for 200mbps 12 months contract. I should have never signed up for m1. Fibre is not good for people who relocate. Cable is the best. Any thoughts?
You mentioned that you should have never signed up with M1. It sounded like you are blaming them when you chose to sign the contract with them. No matter which telco, it is common that you will need to pay a penalty if you want to break the contract. You can't penalize the ISP because you want to relocate and have to break the contract. 130 penalty to break a contract is not considered high since you have about 6 months left. Essentially the penalty is to pay for the remaining months you are contracted.

Cable is best from what perspective? 100Mbps @ 20 vs 300Mbps @ 29? Bearing in mind that M1 and Starhub both offers 500Mbps @ 30 bucks from time to time. If you are looking at speed, then cable obviously plays second fiddle. Cable from my understanding tend to be a little more stable depending on which fiber provided you are comparing. If it is only for your convenience of terminating at any time, then you may want to consider the 100Mbps cable since there is no strings attached.
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True that cable is better for people who rent house. But sooner or later cable Broadband will cease. No router provided.
Or rather its the lack of a contract that makes it better for people that move around a lot. The installation is also more straight forward.
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Old 04-03-2018, 10:35 PM   #1513
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Cable is so yester-year.

If you are talking about the lack of capacity issue, it is the NetLinkTrust issue, not M1 or andy fiber broadband telco's fault. Actually all the telcos are being sabo by NLT because of this issue. Maybe Singtel kena less since NLT is Singtel own.
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You mentioned that you should have never signed up with M1. It sounded like you are blaming them when you chose to sign the contract with them. No matter which telco, it is common that you will need to pay a penalty if you want to break the contract. You can't penalize the ISP because you want to relocate and have to break the contract. 130 penalty to break a contract is not considered high since you have about 6 months left. Essentially the penalty is to pay for the remaining months you are contracted.

Cable is best from what perspective? 100Mbps @ 20 vs 300Mbps @ 29? Bearing in mind that M1 and Starhub both offers 500Mbps @ 30 bucks from time to time. If you are looking at speed, then cable obviously plays second fiddle. Cable from my understanding tend to be a little more stable depending on which fiber provided you are comparing. If it is only for your convenience of terminating at any time, then you may want to consider the 100Mbps cable since there is no strings attached.
To me, I dont care, whether it is netlink issue or who ever issue. My contract is with M1 and if they cannot provide assured service to me then I blame them. For me breaking the contract is not the issue. The issue is uncertainty of whether I will have internet in my new house.

Cable is best, because it gets activated immediately. Just cash and carry, no need to take appointment and be there in the house for someone to come and check. Actually they need 2 people to come and check on different days so 2 appointments. That is a hassle and after that also no guarantees that I will have internet.

Also, all these numbers, 100mbps,1gbps, 100 gbps are hogwash. If there was 1mbps available, that would suffice my need. I have used 1mbps free internet that used to come with starhub hubstation and I dont feel any difference between that and my 300mbps fibre broadband for my use case.
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"I dont care" is for LOSERS.

The NetLink Group plays a fundamental role in the delivery of fibre services throughout Singapore. It is the sole appointed network company for Singapore's NG-NBN

http://www.businesstimes.com.sg/companies-markets/netlink-nbn-trust-launches-s23b-ipo

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