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    ASUS RT-N66U and TP-Link TD-8817 with Sky Fibre Unlimited

    This is a discussion on ASUS RT-N66U and TP-Link TD-8817 with Sky Fibre Unlimited within the Asking for help forums, part of the Broadband Technical Help category; So it looks like I may have to make one more purchase of a dual band pci card for my ...

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      Re: ASUS RT-N66U and TP-Link TD-8817 with Sky Fibre Unlimited

      So it looks like I may have to make one more purchase of a dual band pci card for my PC
      It will cost a bit more, but make sure you get a wireless AC card to get the full speed advantage.

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      Re: ASUS RT-N66U and TP-Link TD-8817 with Sky Fibre Unlimited

      Quote Originally Posted by Isitme View Post
      It will cost a bit more, but make sure you get a wireless AC card to get the full speed advantage.
      Any recommendations?

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      Re: ASUS RT-N66U and TP-Link TD-8817 with Sky Fibre Unlimited

      It depends on your devices now. The Billion supports 802.11ac but do your devices?

      For example, both of my phones, both Android, support 802.11ac, and I can get way in excess of 55Mbps DL and 20Mbps UL through one of my access points that supports that, providing I am within 4 or 5 metres direct line of sight. My iPad on the other hand, although supporting 5Ghz is 802.11n max, meaning I might get 38 to 39Mbps DL and 20Mbps UL if I am reasonably close to the access point.

      Just done a quick test here, on 5Ghz with n only turned on I am getting 39.01Mbps DL and 19.10 UL ( Ookla ), switch AC on I'm off the scale at near my link speed.

      35 - 37 DL is about the max you'll get with all the overhead that's gets in the way. DL I would have expected more, say 8.5 to 9.

      I agree, there is something not correct with your UL speed, now what to do about it. Do you have an Androed phone? Wifi Analyzer is really good at showing what's about. Generally, if the router supports it, set the channel select to auto and let it work out what's best.

      How far wiring wise is your PC from the router? I would still recommend either Cat5 all the way or powerline adaptors. A pair of Netgear AV500's are very cheap at PC world at the moment.
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      Re: ASUS RT-N66U and TP-Link TD-8817 with Sky Fibre Unlimited

      Just as a quicky, I've done a screen grab from my powerline control software and attatched it, this is what I can achieve. The house was re-wired about 7 years ago, if I had known we were going to buy it then I would have had ethernet sockets everythere, instead I have aerial sockets everywhere!
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      Re: ASUS RT-N66U and TP-Link TD-8817 with Sky Fibre Unlimited

      Yes, I have wifi analyser but that just shows the channel im on is not congested. I've got nothing connected uploading significant data so unsure what it could be.

      router is downstairs, pc is upstairs. Upload speeds do get better downstairs so maybe the power line adapters are the final piece in the puzzle

      if I ever have to rewire my house, itl be fibre throughout!

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      Re: ASUS RT-N66U and TP-Link TD-8817 with Sky Fibre Unlimited

      Quote Originally Posted by AdamB View Post
      Yes, I have wifi analyser but that just shows the channel im on is not congested. I've got nothing connected uploading significant data so unsure what it could be.

      router is downstairs, pc is upstairs. Upload speeds do get better downstairs so maybe the power line adapters are the final piece in the puzzle

      if I ever have to rewire my house, itl be fibre throughout!
      It's can be a problem no doubt about it. My powerlines are sufficient to carry the broadband around the house and stream from my server in my study. The slowest link is to my wifes study upstairs and that's around 110mbps, still its fast enough, we both do VC calls, sometimes at the same time, and have never had a problem.

      i have tried various adapters and have to say the best I've used are netgear, just recently replaced my last Devolo which died. I have tried,and still have four of them, zyxel av600's, they were slower than the netgear av500's, they were cheaper, now I know why!

      open the boxes carefully, so as not to damage the boxes, try them, and if they don't give you the speed you need, take them back and say they don't work in your house.
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      Re: ASUS RT-N66U and TP-Link TD-8817 with Sky Fibre Unlimited

      Quote Originally Posted by marjohn56 View Post
      It's can be a problem no doubt about it. My powerlines are sufficient to carry the broadband around the house and stream from my server in my study. The slowest link is to my wifes study upstairs and that's around 110mbps, still its fast enough, we both do VC calls, sometimes at the same time, and have never had a problem.

      i have tried various adapters and have to say the best I've used are netgear, just recently replaced my last Devolo which died. I have tried,and still have four of them, zyxel av600's, they were slower than the netgear av500's, they were cheaper, now I know why!

      open the boxes carefully, so as not to damage the boxes, try them, and if they don't give you the speed you need, take them back and say they don't work in your house.
      Great advice, thanks, I'll give that a go.
      im also a frequent VCer, hence the concern over lack of decent upload

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      Re: ASUS RT-N66U and TP-Link TD-8817 with Sky Fibre Unlimited

      Quote Originally Posted by AdamB View Post
      So, I've had the 8800axl delivered and got it working...

      It wasn't the easiest to set up out of the box, and I spent 40 minutes on the phone to Billion tech support before figuring out the problem myself. If anyone is reading this and gone through the same thing I have, dont forget to put something in the "description" box when putting all the details in. The set up kept on failing and wouldn't tell me why.. I put in a description of "Sky" and it worked

      The throughput I'm getting it 30% faster than I was getting off the SR102. I've also noticed that even though I'm the only one using channel 6 using 2.4ghz in my area, I'm not getting anywhere near the speeds that I get when I connect using 5ghz. So it looks like I may have to make one more purchase of a dual band pci card for my PC so I can experience the same speeds on all of my devices. To exemplify, my desktop gets D:21 U:9.0 on 2.4ghz vs my other laptop right next to it which gets D: 35 U: 5.5 over 5ghz

      Obviously I'm not getting as great an upstream speed as I would like on the 5ghz frequency, any suggestions on settings that I could tweak to optimise this?
      Hi Adam, I'm also looking at the 8800AXL, do you have any links to setup guides etc? or is it straightforward. I'm an IT Manager (but I've never been "off the tools" so I'm largely still technically competent), so I should be ok I think. cheers

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      Re: ASUS RT-N66U and TP-Link TD-8817 with Sky Fibre Unlimited

      Quote Originally Posted by hicksmat View Post
      Hi Adam, I'm also looking at the 8800AXL, do you have any links to setup guides etc? or is it straightforward. I'm an IT Manager (but I've never been "off the tools" so I'm largely still technically competent), so I should be ok I think. cheers
      I have also just purchased the 8800AXL and would be interested in any advice in getting it setup on Sky fibre. Please.

      Many thanks
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