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Standard User adslmax
(knowledge is power) Fri 14-Jul-17 19:43:07
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TP Link Archer T9UH


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Yesterday I just brought a new wireless adapter to plugged into my pc computer via USB 3.0 port. My VDSL router are TP Link AC2600 Wireless Gigabit VDSL/ADSL Modem Router. Set at 2.4GHz at 289Mbps @ 20MHz and set at 5GHz at 600Mbps @ 40MHz.

Adapter are AC 1900 High Gain Wireless Dual Band USB 3.0 Adapter (Model Archer T9UH) priced at £32.99 at PCWorld.

PC computer was reading 2.4GHz @ 289Mbps link speed and 5GHz @ 600Mbps link speed.

The speed on ethernet lan port on my pc was 75/18 direct to router.

The speed on USB 3.0 wireless adapter on my pc was 76/19.

Router:
http://uk.tp-link.com/products/details/cat-15_Archer...

Wireless Adapter:
http://uk.tp-link.com/products/details/cat-11_Archer...

Speed test via wireless from downstair to upstair in my pc room:
https://www.thinkbroadband.com/speedtest/15000568851...

Router Stats:

DSL
Line Status: Connected
DSL Modulation Type: VDSL2
Annex Type: Annex A/L/M
Upstream Downstream
Current Rate(kbps) 20000 80000
Max Rate(kbps) 29925 87893
SNR Margin(dB) 14.7 6.6
Line Attenuation(dB) 9.7 11.1
Errors(pkts) 0 0

I have to say the wireless speed on 5GHz was impressed as the speed always stay above 75/18 to 76/19 with no drop out. No need ethernet cable lay around.

Edited by adslmax (Fri 14-Jul-17 23:24:20)

Standard User adslmax
(knowledge is power) Fri 14-Jul-17 19:58:12
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Re: TP Link Archer T9UH


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Next week I am going to test these router and adapter:

Router: https://www.asus.com/Networking/DSL-AC88U/

Adapter: https://www.asus.com/Networking/PCE-AC88/

Will post back ASAP with photos.
Standard User adslmax
(knowledge is power) Fri 14-Jul-17 20:27:38
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Photos:

Router: https://postimg.org/image/wlrdakx0p/

Adapter: https://postimg.org/image/yza93z1xv/

Master Socket: https://postimg.org/image/jj99zbb35/


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Standard User ukhardy07
(knowledge is power) Fri 14-Jul-17 21:55:33
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What was your setup before?

FYI 40Mhz at 2.4Ghz can be problematic, so you may need to fallback to 20Mhz especially if you are in a dense environment. You end up using a large chunk of all available spectrum & hence the interference with neighbours is much higher. 5Ghz is much better for this.

@5Ghz in my home I find zero reason to ever use a wire, I get 400Mbps over internal file transfers using the BT Smarthub which is AC2600 also & a macbook pro retina.

Edited by ukhardy07 (Fri 14-Jul-17 21:58:01)

Standard User adslmax
(knowledge is power) Fri 14-Jul-17 23:22:03
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U are correct there my mistake as I have check the router setting under wireless:

Currently:
2.4GHz was set at 20MHz (Link Speed @ 289Mbps)
5GHz was set at 40MHz (Link Speed @ 600Mbps)

I have now re-edited to re-corrected it.

Edited by adslmax (Fri 14-Jul-17 23:25:50)

Standard User adslmax
(knowledge is power) Fri 14-Jul-17 23:31:08
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In reply to a post by ukhardy07:
What was your setup before?


I was setup on Billion 8800NL and Plusnet Hub One before. Both are awful in wireless very poor overall.

But, Billion router are the best VDSL modem with loads of statistics on the line but TP Link Router is very poor limit on the VDSL statistics.
Standard User omnius
(member) Sat 15-Jul-17 02:31:56
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I look forward to your views on the 88U, i have been looking at one of these as a replacement for the BT smart hub. Im very interested in how far away you can get a good quality signal from it in a real world enviroment and how reliable the media capabilitys are.
Standard User baby_frogmella
(fountain of knowledge) Sat 15-Jul-17 08:58:06
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In reply to a post by adslmax:
Next week I am going to test these router and adapter:

Router: https://www.asus.com/Networking/DSL-AC88U/

Adapter: https://www.asus.com/Networking/PCE-AC88/

Will post back ASAP with photos.


That's an excellent choice. I also have the PCE-AC88 desktop PCI adaptor and get the max wireless link speeds of 1.7gbps when paired with my Netgear X10 router and easily see wireless speedtests of 310/30 Mbps on my FTTP connection. However you can get even higher wireless links rates when paired with a 4x4 Asus router, you should be seeing around 2.1Gbps in the above combo. Both the PCE-AC88 and DSL-AC88U support 1024 QAM modulation hence the high wireless speeds.

However......as good as Asus routers are (especially their standalone versions) they usually come with bugs galore when first released, so I hope the firmware on the DSL-AC88U is fairly stable now.

Edit: I should add that when using the Asus PCI adaptor, make sure you use the supplied external antenna mount, otherwise connecting the antennas directly to the card will give you lower link rates.

FluidOne FTTP On Demand 330/30 Mbps

Edited by baby_frogmella (Sat 15-Jul-17 09:16:46)

Standard User zyborg47
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Sat 15-Jul-17 12:30:20
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In reply to a post by adslmax:
Next week I am going to test these router and adapter:

Router: https://www.asus.com/Networking/DSL-AC88U/

Adapter: https://www.asus.com/Networking/PCE-AC88/

Will post back ASAP with photos.


Why?

Do you really notice any difference between one router and another? I was until a couple of days ago still using the Plusnet Hub Zero connected to my BTOR modem, true I mainly use wired connections, this computer is connected using TV powerplugs. I had to change the router to my old TP-link TL-WR1043ND as my plusnet router seem to have gone belly up, but it work and I doubt getting a newer router will make much difference.
I can understand if someone is having a problem wi-fi, that a new router with more modern Wi-fi may work better, but from what I have seen of the 5Ghz band, sometimes it is more hassle than it is worth. Paying nearly £200 for a router is way over the top and I do wonder how you can afford it, unless you are working now.

The Asus is way over the top for most home users.,

Adrian

Desktop machine now powered by windows 10 pro, reluctantly, laptop by Linux

Plusnet FTTC
Standard User ukhardy07
(knowledge is power) Sat 15-Jul-17 12:46:42
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Plusnet one hub has known issues on 5ghz btw. Throughout is capped around 30Mbps after multiple days uptime.
Standard User adslmax
(knowledge is power) Sat 15-Jul-17 15:10:10
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Plusnet Hub One is rubbish piece of cheap kit! Just a re-branded name of BT Home Hub.
Standard User adslmax
(knowledge is power) Sat 15-Jul-17 15:13:16
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Thanks for feedback. I didn't know that PCE-AC88 will work well with FTTPoD or FTTP and even future upcoming G.Fast. I just heard that DSL-AC88U router has removed G.Fast from latest firmware, but don't know why is this.

Version 1.10.02_build3942017/06/06

ASUS DSL-AC88U Firmware version 1.10.02_build394 (This product supports Annex A)

- Now supports WiFi Guest Network advanced features(Access time/ Access Intranet/ Enable MAC Filter). - Support WiFi Roaming assistant feature(Wireless > Professional). - Support advanced Network Map > Client status feature(change client icon/ modify client name and IP/ Block Internet Access/ Parental Controls/ MAC and IP address Binding). - Fine tune DSL Log > DSL path mode info. - Fixed YouView IPTV streaming issues. - Remove G.fast sync capability from "Auto Sync-Up" in DSL modulation(could set with fixed G.fast option instead). - Fine tune allowed special characters of username/password fields in VPN server and client pages. - Fixed after enable DMZ, LAN PC can't login to LAN side's FTP server via WAN IP address issue. - Fixed Virtual Server-NAT Loopback failed to work issue. - Modify UK ISP BT - Infinity 2 to BT - Infinity. - Fixed Download Master related issues. - Support dnsmasq forwarding for PPPoA connection type. - Fixed PPPoA send LCP Echo request frequently issue. - Enhance loading speed of WiFi Guest Network page. - Fine tune WiFi Beamforming settings. - Support Login Fail Block mode and set block duration to 300 seconds when login retry reached 5 fail attempts, in order to enhance web server protection. - Change QIS > UK ISP profile of "Plusnet - Fibre broadband (VDSL + YouView TV)" for IPTV service (bridge mode with IGMP snooping disable). - Change QIS > UK ISP profile of "BT - Infinity (VDSL + YouView TV) to match "Plusnet - Fibre broadband (VDSL + YouView TV)" for IPTV service. - Add new QIS > UK ISP profile of "TalkTalk Automatic IP/PPPoE (VDSL + YouView TV)" for IPTV service. - Adopt same IPTV policy for "Plusnet - Fibre broadband", "BT - Infinity" and "TalkTalk". - Allow restoring Setting file with extension name "cfg" (lower case). - Remove redundant NTP message if Parental Control has been disabled. - Extend QIS > waiting time from 24 to 60 seconds for "Detecting the Internet connection type timed out". - Show pointer cursor when mouse cursor move over "Sign in" button. - Clear VPN files and settings after reset to default. - Fixed UI JavaScript errors. - Remove unnecessary messages from syslog. - Support application cache with manifest. - Remove redundant messages "time disparity of xxx minutes detected" from syslog. - Fine tune DSL Uptime in DSL log page. - Fixed Add/Delete is not working when add/delete 32 records at one time in Network Service Filter page. Please unzip the firmware file first then check the MD5 code. MD5: D17E79A3352A97CCAD94D5B9925B9218

Edited by adslmax (Sat 15-Jul-17 15:17:00)

Standard User omnius
(member) Mon 17-Jul-17 20:15:15
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hummmm if they have removed g.fast from the firmware (or at least this version) can they still leagaly sell it as a g.fast router?

I mean yes it is compatible but it sounds like it wont work on any g.fast line
Standard User GonePostal
(regular) Mon 17-Jul-17 21:34:50
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hummmm if they have removed g.fast from the firmware (or at least this version) can they still leagaly sell it as a g.fast router?

I mean yes it is compatible but it sounds like it wont work on any g.fast line


In the most recent post from adslmax which includes the changelog for the firmware copied from the ASUS site you can see

"- Remove G.fast sync capability from "Auto Sync-Up" in DSL modulation(could set with fixed G.fast option instead)."

Not quite the same as removing G.fast.

Edited by GonePostal (Mon 17-Jul-17 21:40:52)

Standard User IanBB
(committed) Mon 17-Jul-17 22:00:54
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I'm running build 397 of the firmware and G.fast is present.

Screenshot

Edited by IanBB (Mon 17-Jul-17 22:02:46)

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