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#205091 29-Oct-2016 12:07
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Hi I have a Huawei HG659B and we have max 5 devices connect at the same time, 99% of the time only 1-2 are using the net. All use AC 5GHz band wifi. All devices are 2x2 AC devices. All within 5 m of router.

 

I am tempted to get the Asus RT-AC68U ... awesome router. But where's the difference there? If it was only me doing heavy browsing say 100% of the time, will I notice a difference?





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  #1660347 29-Oct-2016 12:08
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Highly unlikely.

 

 


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  #1660348 29-Oct-2016 12:09
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  #1660357 29-Oct-2016 12:10
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Ok so the Asus won't reduce the "lag" I am experiencing when browsing? SPeedtests show 250Mbps/250Mbps with 1 ms ping. Is the "lag" caused by CPU bottleneck perhaps.





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  #1660358 29-Oct-2016 12:11
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sbiddle:

 

Highly unlikely.

 

 

 

 

Ok thanks.





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  #1660359 29-Oct-2016 12:12
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No

 

 

What about torrenting with 150 connections? ANy better performance if wifi vs LAN (ie is the number of connections handled just fine on ethernet on Huawei if it can't handle on wifi)?

 

What if 5 devices were doing heavy browsing? THanks.





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  #1660363 29-Oct-2016 12:21
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If you're torrenting with 150 connections you'd have to be pretty crazy to be doing it over WiFi since it's half duplex.

 

The HG659b is a very good router and has a good CPU that can easily route 1Gbps. There are many you could buy in a shop that won't have performance as good as it.

 

 




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  #1660368 29-Oct-2016 12:23
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sbiddle:

 

If you're torrenting with 150 connections you'd have to be pretty crazy to be doing it over WiFi since it's half duplex.

 

The HG659b is a very good router and has a good CPU that can easily route 1Gbps. There are many you could buy in a shop that won't have performance as good as it.

 

 

 

 

Ah convenience and lack of clutter! I will look into drilling holes to pass a LAN cable. THanks





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RE the duplex thing-  how does powerline compare?





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  #1660577 29-Oct-2016 17:51
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sbiddle:

 

The HG659b is a very good router and has a good CPU that can easily route 1Gbps. There are many you could buy in a shop that won't have performance as good as it.

 

 

@sbiddle More from curiousity than anything, but what makes a router capable of handling Gbps connections or not? CPU? RAM? Something else I'm missing? I know I've seen talk of cut through forwarding and hardware accelerated NAT in other threads but don't understand the significance of these to performance.

 

From what I can see, the HG659b has relatively modest specs (400MHz dual core processor and 128MB RAM) compared to some with much higher specs - e.g. the Netgear Nighthawk R7000 is a few years old now, but has a 1GHz dual core processer and 256 MB RAM (disclaimer: I have a R7000).

 

I appreciate high end routers have other features (and maybe some "features") that aren't going to be available on a low cost/subsidised ISP-supplied router. There may also be other benefits like wifi performance.

 

Is there a minimum specification or feature that is likely to be required for Gigabit connections?




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Just wondering - if I have a few 2x2 AC devices, will a 4x4 router say the Asus RT-AC87U, will that be able to handle more devices say? Sorry I don't understand how the antennae work ...

 

Edit: for example, if 2 2x2 devices can use separate antaenae ... then the bandwidth could be theoretically be doubled?





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  #1662402 2-Nov-2016 07:15
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Just wondering - if I have a few 2x2 AC devices, will a 4x4 router say the Asus RT-AC87U, will that be able to handle more devices say? Sorry I don't understand how the antennae work ...

 

Edit: for example, if 2 2x2 devices can use separate antaenae ... then the bandwidth could be theoretically be doubled?

 

 

Anyone knows?





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