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Old 13-07-2013, 06:01 PM   #1
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starhub cable broadband 100mbps

Anybody using starhub cable broadband 100mbps? How is it like,is it good?
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Old 13-07-2013, 07:34 PM   #2
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Why not go with fibre instead? It's symmetric - so 100 mbps down and 100 mbps up. That's real useful when uploading images, videos, etc.

Just curious... :-)

Anybody using starhub cable broadband 100mbps? How is it like,is it good?
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Old 13-07-2013, 07:42 PM   #3
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I admit it's useful. But there are too many people having grievances with installation. Even my colleague experienced this issue where a starhub tech came to house only to find out opennet activated at wrong address. Don't hear this as much from other isp. Whereas for cable can just use a motorola 6120 and plug to existing cable point.
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Old 13-07-2013, 08:27 PM   #4
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But hows cable broadband speed for 100mbps like? Cus starhub offered me recontract for cable broadband 100mbps and signing of new fibre broadband,I heard their fibre broadband is really problematic especially their router? Should I recontract with starhub? Thanks would appreciate any constructive advise;-)
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Old 13-07-2013, 08:32 PM   #5
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But hows cable broadband speed for 100mbps like? Cus starhub offered me recontract for cable broadband 100mbps and signing of new fibre broadband,I heard their fibre broadband is really problematic especially their router? Should I recontract with starhub? Thanks would appreciate any constructive advise;-)
what kind of problems are you expecting to face with fibre?
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Old 13-07-2013, 09:06 PM   #6
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what kind of problems are you expecting to face with fibre?
I read from these forums here that is it true that starhub fibre is slow and unstable??? And the router is not good? And only direct ont to asus n56u then can achieve the promised speeds? Anyone on Starhub fibre encountering problems?
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Old 13-07-2013, 09:18 PM   #7
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move on to fibre.
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I read from these forums here that is it true that starhub fibre is slow and unstable??? And the router is not good? And only direct ont to asus n56u then can achieve the promised speeds? Anyone on Starhub fibre encountering problems?
depends on what you need the 100mbps for. its ok for me, i can hit up to 10MB/s on torrents with seeders that have good upload speeds and overseas direct downloads can reach up to 2-4MB/s. BUT recently/last few weeks surfing overseas website kinda slow. Other than that still ok. Till date, i haven't faced any downtime from starhub fibre (yet! *touchwood*) so for me its still a pretty good experience

1 thing that spurred my family to sign up fibre instead of recontracting cable is that its cheaper but speed is faster. My previous cable was 10Mbps that cost $56 (without contract). anyway here's something i just tried downloading off youtube



router wise, it is good enough for normal users. But you might still face certain things like wifi signal strength not good enough (for me it was ok), or other things. If you do face all that problems, then you might need to consider if you wana pay a full price for a new router, or sign up with the other providers and purchase a new router at a subsidised rate.

Do take note, the router provided by starhub is free.

For speeds on the default routers provided by starhub, refer to first post in this thread:

http://forums.hardwarezone.com.sg/ne...e-3271855.html

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I read from these forums here that is it true that starhub fibre is slow and unstable??? And the router is not good? And only direct ont to asus n56u then can achieve the promised speeds? Anyone on Starhub fibre encountering problems?
Quite true.. many even suffers from slow speeds even at the ONT side as the tech did not read the fiber power properly and just anyhow pass the install when it's over -25dbm. local speed is good with starhub... but international...Join the whole with LTE, Cable, ADSL, Fiber and their corporate peers...

Thus why it's better to go for the new isp than the incumbents.. they have so much bugs which I can't list it out..as it's OSA.. heee (inherit from bad admins during Cyberway times.. which I am also a culprit...)
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Confused...are you suggesting that f it were a different ISP, the OpenNet activation would've been correct? Sounds like an OpenNet problem...unless they're deliberately messing with SH, which sounds a bit unlikely... ;-)

Am on SH fibre, 300 symmetric, no issues so far. (Am also on MR 150 Gamer - no issues for me there either).

I admit it's useful. But there are too many people having grievances with installation. Even my colleague experienced this issue where a starhub tech came to house only to find out opennet activated at wrong address. Don't hear this as much from other isp. Whereas for cable can just use a motorola 6120 and plug to existing cable point.
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Confused...are you suggesting that f it were a different ISP, the OpenNet activation would've been correct? Sounds like an OpenNet problem...unless they're deliberately messing with SH, which sounds a bit unlikely... ;-)

Am on SH fibre, 300 symmetric, no issues so far. (Am also on MR 150 Gamer - no issues for me there either).
Good for you varun,r u using the dlink router(residential gateway) that's provided by starhub? There r far too many complaints about the router poor wifi range and speeds that's deterring me to sign up starhub fibre. Any folks have been on starhub cable 100mbps and hows the experience like? If everything's not as good I will just sign m1 fibre broadband.
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No, I've gone "Direct ONT".

M1 doesn't provide a router at all (if I remember correctly). Direct ONT gives 3,000 StarHub points instead; I'm using my points to set off my bill. And then there are hubbing rewards and discounts so it all works out well.

Good for you varun,r u using the dlink router(residential gateway) that's provided by starhub? There r far too many complaints about the router poor wifi range and speeds that's deterring me to sign up starhub fibre. Any folks have been on starhub cable 100mbps and hows the experience like? If everything's not as good I will just sign m1 fibre broadband.
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Confused...are you suggesting that f it were a different ISP, the OpenNet activation would've been correct? Sounds like an OpenNet problem...unless they're deliberately messing with SH, which sounds a bit unlikely... ;-)

Am on SH fibre, 300 symmetric, no issues so far. (Am also on MR 150 Gamer - no issues for me there either).
I seen cases like that also.. they jumpered the wrong address because the NC-SUBID-ADDR is given wrongly.. or entered wrongly on the ordering team... and they do it all manually fyi....

Varun- the SH can give stable 300 symetric up down for how long?? Can do testing on it???
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No, I've gone "Direct ONT".

M1 doesn't provide a router at all (if I remember correctly). Direct ONT gives 3,000 StarHub points instead; I'm using my points to set off my bill. And then there are hubbing rewards and discounts so it all works out well.
This weekend offer from M1 they are providing a free Asus N56U router. May I ask Varun wad router r u using currently if I'm signing starhub fibre will get a Asus N56U from Amazon online its cheaper?
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Jeffrey, I'm on MR 150 Gamer (for Teleport) and StarHub 300 (for everything else). My home is wired with Cat 6 LAN in each room. The MR connection goes into the free 15U (MR used to give the 15U free with the 150 plan... I understand they now give the 56U). The wireless on the 15U is disabled. From the 15U, I run a cable into an gigabit switch that feeds the Apple TV, blu-ray, TV, receiver, and XBox in the living room. One cable runs to the master bedroom where there's another switch; one connection from the switch runs into a gen 1 Apple Extreme, meant just for the bedroom. One cable from the switch feeds another Apple TV and another blu-ray player. And a final cable runs back from the switch, out the door, and into the study room. My main MyRep access point is in the study room - this is a Netgear R6300 AC. Regrettably none of my computers support AC, but this kind of future proof's me, and the .N works a charm with 150+ mbps over wifi.

From the same ONT in the living room, the StarHub 300x300 connection runs into an Apple Extreme Gen 6 (AC) router. I ran a speedtest after seeing your post - the result is here:
Speedtest.net - My Results (down 239, up 142). This is using a MacBook Pro Ret, sitting in the same room around 15 feet from the router, no obstructions. In general, this single wifi router feeds all rooms fairly well.

Azrin, I can't hit 300 on wifi with any of the wifi routers I've tried, including when using an external AC USB adapter (connected to a Windows 8 laptop). However, when connected over wire, I can hit close to 300m (down) every time and over 200m (up) every time - the speedtest servers tend to run out of time for the upstream to cross 200 as the file being uploaded seems to not be large enough to account for such high speeds (the speed's still ramping up quickly when the upstream check ends).

I realize that this elaborate networking is not for everyone. But running ethernet is a one-off investment and I strongly encourage it. You can then run cheaper wifi modems in each room and still have very fast and stable 'net connectivity.

Hope this helps.

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This weekend offer from M1 they are providing a free Asus N56U router. May I ask Varun wad router r u using currently if I'm signing starhub fibre will get a Asus N56U from Amazon online its cheaper?
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