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Old 21-12-2017, 06:08 PM   #16
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Thatís the normal speed for iPhone 7, though if you use a better router you can get 400-500+ download upload.

At the end of the day you will be asking yourself if the price is worth it in exchange for a few more speed levels??
That's the speed at the living room

When I'm inside my master bedroom, I get less than 50 mbp, and I lost wifi connectivity once I closed my master bed room door

So it make it impossible for me to stream YouTube or andriod box in my master bedroom and thus my problem now

Anyway thanks for the advice and replies too
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Old 21-12-2017, 09:23 PM   #17
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Spouse don't allow trucking and also telephone point too old to convert into data point

The red dot is where my TP is located

I will be pleased with 300 Mbps in my master bedroom but I need realiablity and consistency

So I really wonder should I just change my router, or get extender or just get a mesh.
wah. i think base on your layout, its does seems quite far though. still thinking that getting mesh might help u abit. (slight better but not sure if it really solve your issues.)

changing router, i think maybe also doesn't solve your issues.
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Old 21-12-2017, 10:11 PM   #18
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TS, I have a similar layout.

My location of the Singtel route is also similar as yours. Recently, I had the Singtel mesh and my 1st mesh is next to the router, 2nd mesh in BR3. So far, Iím able to achieve about 150Mbps in the MBR.

Probably you may want to check with Singtel if you can have a trial with their mesh to see if it works for you.
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Old 22-12-2017, 07:45 AM   #19
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wah. i think base on your layout, its does seems quite far though. still thinking that getting mesh might help u abit. (slight better but not sure if it really solve your issues.)

changing router, i think maybe also doesn't solve your issues.
If I buy a 2 sets Mesh system, the satellite set should put at br3?
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Old 22-12-2017, 09:58 AM   #20
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If I buy a 2 sets Mesh system, the satellite set should put at br3?
If its on wireless backhaul, you cannot put in bed room. You will end up having poor connection.

If youíre certain you can run on wired backhaul, you put in any room also can..
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Old 22-12-2017, 04:41 PM   #21
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another question, i see a good routers such as RT-AC88U has many features, such as
ink Aggregation
- 802.3ad
MU-MIMO
Traffic Analyzer
Adaptive QoS
AiProtection
Parental Control
Guest Network : 2.4 GHz x 3, 5 GHz x 3
VPN server : IPSec Pass-Through, PPTP Pass-Through, L2TP Pass-Through, PPTP Server, OpenVPN Server
VPN client : PPTP client, L2TP client, OpenVPN client
Mac OS Backup
Enhanced media server (AiPlayer app compatible)
- Image : Jpeg
- Audio : mp3, wma, wav, pcm, mp4, lpcm, ogg
- Video : asf, avi, divx, mpeg, mpg, ts, vob, wmv, mkv, mov
AiCloud personal cloud service
3G/4G data sharing
Printer Server
- Multifunctional printer support (Windows only)
- LPR protocol support
Download Master
- Support bt, nzb, http, ed2k
- Support encryption, DHT, PEX and magnet link
- Upload and download bandwidth control
- Download scheduling
AiDisk file server
- Samba and FTP server with account management
Dual WAN
IPTV support
Roaming Assist

so if i choose netgear orbi as my ideal mesh, i will be missing the above features right as the orbi is just a basic router?
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Old 22-12-2017, 05:39 PM   #22
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another question, i see a good routers such as RT-AC88U has many features, such as
ink Aggregation
- 802.3ad
MU-MIMO
Traffic Analyzer
Adaptive QoS
AiProtection
Parental Control
Guest Network : 2.4 GHz x 3, 5 GHz x 3
VPN server : IPSec Pass-Through, PPTP Pass-Through, L2TP Pass-Through, PPTP Server, OpenVPN Server
VPN client : PPTP client, L2TP client, OpenVPN client
Mac OS Backup
Enhanced media server (AiPlayer app compatible)
- Image : Jpeg
- Audio : mp3, wma, wav, pcm, mp4, lpcm, ogg
- Video : asf, avi, divx, mpeg, mpg, ts, vob, wmv, mkv, mov
AiCloud personal cloud service
3G/4G data sharing
Printer Server
- Multifunctional printer support (Windows only)
- LPR protocol support
Download Master
- Support bt, nzb, http, ed2k
- Support encryption, DHT, PEX and magnet link
- Upload and download bandwidth control
- Download scheduling
AiDisk file server
- Samba and FTP server with account management
Dual WAN
IPTV support
Roaming Assist

so if i choose netgear orbi as my ideal mesh, i will be missing the above features right as the orbi is just a basic router?
What is your objective.
Good connection or features.
And cost can be high..
Seem your post #9 objective have changed...
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Old 22-12-2017, 05:43 PM   #23
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What is your objective.
Good connection or features.
And cost can be high..
Seem your post #9 objective have changed...
It is still connections, features are just bonus
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Old 22-12-2017, 05:49 PM   #24
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It is still connections, features are just bonus
Then concentrate on how to get best on good connection.

Unless there are choices on routers n mesh, then look at the best features.. and pricing.

Priorities accordingly ..
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Old 22-12-2017, 06:37 PM   #25
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another question, i see a good routers such as RT-AC88U has many features, such as
ink Aggregation
- 802.3ad
MU-MIMO
Traffic Analyzer
Adaptive QoS
AiProtection
Parental Control
Guest Network : 2.4 GHz x 3, 5 GHz x 3
VPN server : IPSec Pass-Through, PPTP Pass-Through, L2TP Pass-Through, PPTP Server, OpenVPN Server
VPN client : PPTP client, L2TP client, OpenVPN client
Mac OS Backup
Enhanced media server (AiPlayer app compatible)
- Image : Jpeg
- Audio : mp3, wma, wav, pcm, mp4, lpcm, ogg
- Video : asf, avi, divx, mpeg, mpg, ts, vob, wmv, mkv, mov
AiCloud personal cloud service
3G/4G data sharing
Printer Server
- Multifunctional printer support (Windows only)
- LPR protocol support
Download Master
- Support bt, nzb, http, ed2k
- Support encryption, DHT, PEX and magnet link
- Upload and download bandwidth control
- Download scheduling
AiDisk file server
- Samba and FTP server with account management
Dual WAN
IPTV support
Roaming Assist

so if i choose netgear orbi as my ideal mesh, i will be missing the above features right as the orbi is just a basic router?
have you asked yourself if you are using the above features? or you're just having the mentality of having those features available but not necessarily to use them?

how many of you uses link aggregation? how many of you roaming assist? how many of you using mu-mimo?

AiProtection is not something that is gonna defend your network against external attacks, its merely something which warns you against malicious websites..
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Old 25-12-2017, 02:37 PM   #26
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Spouse don't allow trucking and also telephone point too old to convert into data point

The red dot is where my TP is located

I will be pleased with 300 Mbps in my master bedroom but I need realiablity and consistency

So I really wonder should I just change my router, or get extender or just get a mesh.
I used to stayed in similar house layout.
LAN Trunking still the best Reliable solution that .

I fixed the issue with LAN Trunking run shortest route to the Bedrom2 (Next to living hall) , No Drilling ,just use small flat PVC to run along house skirting to go into Room 2 and place another AP there.
Master Bedroom is good enough for Youtube but still no good for heavy video streaming.

Final Solution- Trunk to MBR since I have my TV, Media boxes , Notebook there.

If you want to have Wireless solution.
-All your devices much get updated to have AC Mimo antenna otherwise it is defeating the purpose of high speed network with lousy devices.

Simple Solutions.
-Keep Singtel Router for the living hall use.
-Put 1 Primary Mesh station.
-Room 2, 1 satellite
-Room 3 or MasterBed Room, another Router.

Cheaper solution Alternative.
One Satellite station with Light of Sight at the hall way between MBR and Room -3. (Next to MBR).

Look like 3 satellite system like Linksys Velop suits your need. Prepare to fork out SGD600.

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Old 25-12-2017, 03:40 PM   #27
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I used to stayed in similar house layout.
LAN Trunking still the best Reliable solution that .

I fixed the issue with LAN Trunking run shortest route to the Bedrom2 (Next to living hall) , No Drilling ,just use small flat PVC to run along house skirting to go into Room 2 and place another AP there.
Master Bedroom is good enough for Youtube but still no good for heavy video streaming.

Final Solution- Trunk to MBR since I have my TV, Media boxes , Notebook there.

If you want to have Wireless solution.
-All your devices much get updated to have AC Mimo antenna otherwise it is defeating the purpose of high speed network with lousy devices.

Simple Solutions.
-Keep Singtel Router for the living hall use.
-Put 1 Primary Mesh station.
-Room 2, 1 satellite
-Room 3 or MasterBed Room, another Router.

Cheaper solution Alternative.
One Satellite station with Light of Sight at the hall way between MBR and Room -3. (Next to MBR).

Look like 3 satellite system like Linksys Velop suits your need. Prepare to fork out SGD600.
Trunking is out of the questions

Just bought the netgear orbi rbk50 for like $400

Routers is placed at living room and at mbr good enough for 1-2 bar without turning on the satellite

At times when there is no signal at mbr, I will just turn on the satellite which is place in my mbr for full bar wifi connectivity

Never and no regret in getting the netgear orbi especially for like $400 only
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Old 25-12-2017, 05:20 PM   #28
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glad that you sort out the issue.

Do some performance test to find the optimum location of the 2nd Mesh unit.

As your MBR is pretty far from the first unit..this issue will happen, device connected to your MBR MESH will see strong wifi signal but the transfer speed will not be optimize due to the bottleneck of weak connection between the 2 MESH units.
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