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post Feb 14 2018, 03:30 PM

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QUOTE(lchee @ Feb 12 2018, 05:30 PM)
How did you manage to buy this from Taobao?  I browse two weeks back Taobao was having promotion for this router, about RM500 only right.  But all sellers I asked cannot ship it here.  In the end ordered it from 11street for RM 680.
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Just clicked the Tmall apps , then search and paid...

How to you set up unifi account?

at beginning, it unable connect to internet, even i keyed in all the correct details...

after i have selected "unifi home" at iptv setting there, it start working.

quite good router if compare with TM TP-link router.
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post Mar 5 2018, 08:21 AM

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QUOTE(lchee @ Feb 13 2018, 03:43 PM)
Yup, setup and it will auto download latest official firmware and using it. Signal is better than the default router by time, but not spectacular. Iphone in my room used to be zero or one bar, with asus is one bar to two bar.

p/s: I point all the antenna to the direction of my master bedroom which is furthest from my computer room where I need wifi the most cause there's multiple wall blocking it.  Is that the best way to orient the antenna?
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According to Linus, the best way the orientate any antenna is by having them in 3 different position.

My AC86u is coming tomorrow. I hope it's better than the 5 year old AC66u I have.
My issue isn't so much the range as I've a second router as an access point. Rather it's the transfer speed between a NAS and my desktop.

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Just got it.
The max speed so far is slower than the asus66u via LAN.
this is at default settings. Will go through the menu a bit more later to optimize it.

I'm getting 30-40% my Max download speed while the asus 66u can achieve 70-80% that speed.

Wifi Range is definitely better though.
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post Mar 8 2018, 10:04 AM

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QUOTE(LegendLee @ Mar 8 2018, 08:35 AM)
Just got it.
The max speed so far is slower than the asus66u via LAN.
this is at default settings. Will go through the menu a bit more later to optimize it.

I'm getting 30-40% my Max download speed while the asus 66u can achieve 70-80% that speed.

Wifi Range is definitely better though.
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Hmm... LAN speed should be the same if not better. I am getting 960 Mbit/s locally.
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QUOTE(JayceOoi @ Mar 8 2018, 10:04 AM)
Hmm... LAN speed should be the same if not better. I am getting 960 Mbit/s locally.
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I am getting 650-800mbit from my NAS.
The NAS aka running 2 4TB in raid 0.
But it's going through an access point which is a AC56U router.

My internet speed is low though. Speedtest shows a speed of 300mbps download but I'm expecting a higher speed. Upload seems ok at 400mbps. The asus 86u is directly connected to the modem. Connecting the pc directly to the modem gives me speeds of 800mbps down/ 400mbps up.

I'll enable jumbo packets when I get back home later. I heard that might help.

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post Mar 9 2018, 11:18 AM

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QUOTE(LegendLee @ Mar 5 2018, 08:21 AM)
According to Linus, the best way the orientate any antenna is by having them in 3 different position.

My AC86u is coming tomorrow.  I hope it's better than the 5 year old AC66u I have.
My issue isn't so much the range as I've a second router as an access point. Rather it's the transfer speed between a NAS and my desktop.
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Thanks, i pointed my router to 3 different direction. Signal strength still the same but less drop wifi connection. I think the walls are really blocking the wifi strength alot. Though distance is not far, the walls are a killer. Is there any other settings within to router to boost strength across multiple walls or to boost signal towards that one specific spot which is my master bedroom?
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post Mar 31 2018, 11:50 AM

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Hi everybody, I just bought the Asus router from Taobao during the sales for RMB899. When I try to set it up, the strange thing is that when setup internet connection, I don’t have the special request or option for Unifi. When I key in unifi id and password, it doesn’t work.

Anybody knows how to get it to work?
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QUOTE(NecroPhilia @ Mar 31 2018, 11:50 AM)
Hi everybody, I just bought the Asus router from Taobao during the sales for RMB899. When I try to set it up, the strange thing is that when setup internet connection, I don’t have the special request or option for Unifi. When I key in unifi id and password, it doesn’t work.

Anybody knows how to get it to work?
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what do u mean it doesnt work?

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post Apr 13 2018, 01:43 PM

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Just setup this router for Time broadband, did the speedtest with tplink ac1300 usb wifi adapte, the download speed is only 4mbps while upload speed 100mbps, using laptop and Note8 no problem getting 100mbps for both, previously using tplink ac1200 router also can get both 100mbps. I wonder is it compatibility issue with the asus router and tplink wifi adapter?
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post Apr 14 2018, 12:31 AM

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Another cheap RT-AC86U in 11Street:
https://www.11street.my/productdetail/asus-...c-wifi-60487996

With RM50 discount it'll become RM689
Not as cheap as Taobao, but for those who doesn't read Chinese, this is your best bet

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post Apr 16 2018, 01:21 PM

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Hi all, I have some issue with my 2.4Ghz band. Whenever I plug a USB3 device into the USB3 slot, my 2.4Ghz wifi will go missing.

I have tried enabling "Reducing USB3.0 Interference" in Wireless Professional tab, which basically just disabled the whole USB3 ports, but to my surprise, my 2.4Ghz wifi is still missing when a device is plugged in. Once I remove the device physically from the port, the 2.4Ghz wifi came back immediately.

Has anyone also seeing this issue? Or is it my HW failure that I should RMA my unit?
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post Apr 16 2018, 01:56 PM

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i just bought an unit from taobao yesterday because they are having promo, RMB899 (around RM600). I hope it can arrive without any problem.
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post Apr 17 2018, 08:48 AM

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QUOTE(sHawTY @ Apr 14 2018, 12:31 AM)
Another cheap RT-AC86U in 11Street:
https://www.11street.my/productdetail/asus-...c-wifi-60487996

With RM50 discount it'll become RM689
Not as cheap as Taobao, but for those who doesn't read Chinese, this is your best bet

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Thanks bro for sharing the info.. I just bought one unit from the seller laugh.gif
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post Yesterday, 04:33 AM

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QUOTE(BladeRider88 @ Apr 17 2018, 08:48 AM)
Thanks bro for sharing the info.. I just bought one unit from the seller  laugh.gif
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I cant find the rm50 discount coupon.. where can i get it? Mind sharing how to get 1..
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post Yesterday, 06:55 PM

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QUOTE(Vashstam82 @ Apr 18 2018, 04:33 AM)
I cant find the rm50 discount coupon.. where can i get it? Mind sharing how to get 1..
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I use my own RM25 discount code..

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