Am not IT savy and it was interesting reading your posts and advice.
I have an existing Huawei WS5200 ver 126.96.36.199 (C102) China Telecom 中国电信版 - setup as secondary AP using ethernet cable.
Just bought a Huawei AX3 Quad Core Singapore version which is setup as primary AP router.
ONT > AX3 SG version > WS5200 CN version
Currently having 2 different SSIDs to distinguish which AP connection.
AX3 SG version was English setup using Huawei Life app in SG selection.
WS5200 CN version could only be setup using Huawei HiLink app.
I tried pressing the H link buttons on both APs in various ways but the LED lights just keeps blinking but no nothing happens.
Can I use the AX3 as a main AP router and connect the WS5200 using HiLink Mesh? I read somewhere that Global and China versions are incompatible and will appreciate your advice on HiLink Mesh compatibility between these 2 routers.
I managed to set the WS5200 in bridge mode after accessing the admin webpage (all in Chinese). Had to disable DHCP and use static IP for the WS5200.
Thereafter, when devices are connected to WS5200, they are now "seamlessly" connected to AX3 and can communicate with other devices connected to the AX3.
The Singapore version AX3 Quad Core has much weaker Wi-Fi 5G and 2.4G signal strength and coverage than the China WS5200 after replacing it in the same exact location.
Now almost no signal in bedroom where previously I had at least some usable signal from the WS5200.
Only consolation is download/upload speed is faster but need almost direct line of sight with the AX3... IDA handicap???
Perhaps the China version of AX3 may be stronger, price is about the same on Taobao except no local SG warranty.
Yes. If you use Singtel TV without SingTel Fibre Internet, the SingTel TV box is connected to the SingTel ONR (no internet access). It has nothing to do with your M1 internet.
You can connect the AX3 Pro to the M1 ONT.
As for the wireless coverage, it all depends on the floor plan. Some people may have very good results with AX3 Pro.
To me it is not too bad but not too good either, especially for 5GHz. It can not cover my 4 room 1998 HDB flat due to the thick wall. I have upgraded to Asus RT-AX82U China version and the coverage is excellent once I set the region to Australia (this hack is not applicable for local version of Asus routers).
i buy 2 units at the challenger, with SGD78 each.
Below is my setup, but it shows as a repeater.
I test with only 1 Router, i get 800 Mbps.
When pair 2 routers together, the speed becomes 400Mbps
I suspect it is repeater mode and not mesh mode.
I press the H button on the router to pair it. https://ibb.co/mGS4Yrq
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