Tue, Dec 25, 2012 8:00 PM
a year ago
8 years ago
Just to clarify and share some information on WiFi.
I believe you have understood on the various factors that will affect the speed of WiFi. Currently, most of the routers are running on 2.4 Ghz. Furthermore, there is a "good neighbors" policy in place so as to ensure that all WiFi users in the vicinity will be able to enjoy fair usage of WiFi. One way to optimise the WiFi is to look for a wireless channel that has lesser or no user.
Let me give you an analogy, we shall regards 2.4 Ghz spectrum as one of the expressway in Singapore and all the various routers are the cars travelling on the expressway. When there are only a few cars on the expressway, the traffic will be smooth and you can travel at a higher speed as compared to when there are a lot of cars on the same expressway. WiFi works the same way. When there are a lot of users running on 2.4Ghz spectrum, it will definitely be shared.
As for the wireless channels that I have mentioned, it is like the different lanes on the expressway. If all of the users decided to travel on the same lane, it will take a even longer time to reach the destination.
If you are speaking about dual-band router, it might be different. However, if all of the users switch to 5.0 Ghz, the same issue might occur.
Hope this clarify.
we, as consumers, want to know why starhub did not make the effort to recommend us better router or even let us know before we sign up for this plan that the gateway they provide does not support the bandwidth that we have signed up.
I hope this clarify all our queries that we have been trying to get through for the past months.
The Home Gateway that we have provided is able to attained the bandwidth on wired connection.
If you are on MaxInfinity Ultimate, the typical speed range is 60Mbps - 96.4Mbps.
If you are on MaxInfinity Elite, the typical speed range is 90Mbps - 143.9Mbps.
You can refer to http://www.starhub.com/content/broadband/typicalspeed/plans.html for more details.
Dear Bros / Sis,
I had a joint site visit by both StarHub & DLing staff.
DLink reported they had already checked and all settings are correct and the slow wireless speed is due to 'environment'.
Below except for DLink reply,
Think ---- has already shown you that he could get 45Mbps in your bedroom, right? Please note that if your notebook cannot achieve 45 Mbps, there is nothing much we can do about it as you need to pick this issue up with your notebook supplier.
John has told you that your signal in the bedroom is very weak thus you should use the home plug where the 45Mbps is achievable.
Please let us know what are your concerns so we can address it.
Well how's that from the DVG-N5402SP vendor.
Please pardon me as I'm not a Techy person just ordinary folks subscribing for children & family internet access.
I can confidently say that there is something wrong with the Dlink router that is provided. The wireless speed is significantly lower as compared to that of my TP-link router (via bridging). Test results below are performed using same conditions (distance from router, laptop, around the same thing of the day etc) except for the router used.
TP-link router (via bridging)
Last Result: Download Speed: 69700 kbps (8712.5 KB/sec transfer rate)
Last Result: Download Speed: 68689 kbps (8586.1 KB/sec transfer rate)
Last Result: Download Speed: 67563 kbps (8445.4 KB/sec transfer rate)
Last Result: Download Speed: 71461 kbps (8932.6 KB/sec transfer rate)
Last Result: Download Speed: 23108 kbps (2888.5 KB/sec transfer rate)
Last Result: Download Speed: 19968 kbps (2496 KB/sec transfer rate)
Last Result: Download Speed: 22131 kbps (2766.4 KB/sec transfer rate)
Last Result: Download Speed: 20967 kbps (2620.9 KB/sec transfer rate)
Perhaps other Starhub customers can perform the same test? As my TP-link router (TL-WR941ND) is not considered high end, it would be interesting to see how higher end routers will perform?
Hi home hub, thanks for posting the comparisons of the Asus routers.
When I installed the 200 Mbps fibre plan, I had to pay $139.37 for the Dlink router set as dictated by Starhub. However as I compare to the Asu 56U model, It probably don't cost a lot more, but the paper specs of the latter seems more superior. Just wondering if Starhub can explain why the difference? Really feels it is a waste of resource, now that I might have to fork out added costs to buy a more capable router, which then I would have to obsolete the Dlink router.
How can we improve?