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Topic # 166133 3-Mar-2015 20:13
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Hey Guys,

Just picked up a ASUS RT-AC66U from playtech and plugged it into my ONT (VF 200/20)

as per previous post, changed the IPTV internet to VID 10, all connected in 5 mins

the lan3 and lan4 ports didn't work initially but a firmware update fixed them.


I have found that the wifi performance is far superior than the bundled router from VF.

and boy the firmware is comprehensive, I'm like a child in a playground playing with all the settings.


So just saying thanks to playtech for recommending me the ASUS as its very very good.


-Steve.





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  Reply # 1250615 3-Mar-2015 22:14
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"I have found that the wifi performance is far superior than the bundled router from VF."

The same applies to VF cable - a huge improvement on the bundled router - worth every cent.
Enjoy your new toy  smile




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  Reply # 1252310 6-Mar-2015 14:40
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I got an FT-AC68U about 6 months ago and was astonished at the improvement in my wireless speeds over the Spark-supplied Technicolour modem. My VDSL line is apparently capable of about 36 down, and I regularly test at 28-32, whereas on the stock standard modem it was anywhere from 12-24. Not cheap, but well worth what it cost me. Plus I can set up dedicated 5Ghz guest networks on it, for the devices that are capable, which reduces noise for the ones that are not.




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  Reply # 1252347 6-Mar-2015 15:38
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littleheaven: I got an FT-AC68U about 6 months ago and was astonished at the improvement in my wireless speeds over the Spark-supplied Technicolour modem. My VDSL line is apparently capable of about 36 down, and I regularly test at 28-32, whereas on the stock standard modem it was anywhere from 12-24.


i bet you anything that the slower speed is down to the device for the most part, not the modem.

i have a technicolour modem and it connects to my new laptop at 65mbps, and i can get 43mbps down from the speedtest server on my 50/10 vdsl connection. on my old laptop (5 years old) it has the same connected speed but like your test only gets about 24mbps down.



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  Reply # 1252683 7-Mar-2015 13:45
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Jase2985:
littleheaven: I got an FT-AC68U about 6 months ago and was astonished at the improvement in my wireless speeds over the Spark-supplied Technicolour modem. My VDSL line is apparently capable of about 36 down, and I regularly test at 28-32, whereas on the stock standard modem it was anywhere from 12-24.


i bet you anything that the slower speed is down to the device for the most part, not the modem.

i have a technicolour modem and it connects to my new laptop at 65mbps, and i can get 43mbps down from the speedtest server on my 50/10 vdsl connection. on my old laptop (5 years old) it has the same connected speed but like your test only gets about 24mbps down.




The modem itself is fine, it's the wireless performance on it that appears to have been lacking. I'm still using the Technicolour modem because the Asus I got is a router only, so I bridge it to the modem. My devices and computers are now consistently getting wireless speeds up to 30% better than on the wireless network the Technicolour was broadcasting - even the ones that can't get the 5Ghz network.




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  Reply # 1252690 7-Mar-2015 14:00
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Are you using Vodafone's VOIP? If so what are you using for it?



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  Reply # 1252729 7-Mar-2015 14:20
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No voip

Cheap cellular has made voip redundant in a home situation in my opinion.





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