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2018-07-27 09:53 AM
I am thinking about getting the Asus RT-AC58U. I assume this is still working well with your AC800s? Do you use the pce AC68 or 88 network card in your pc? Thats what I am thinking of getting as the price is ok for me. Dont need the latest and greatest.
2018-07-27 04:12 PM
Yes all still working great, no drop outs or anything, very stable.
I am not using wifi for my PC though, I have a lan setup around the house. I just use the wifi for mobiles and the camera system.
Im sure any wireless nic would be fine, so probably go with the cheapest, I think TP-link have some for round 15 bucks.
2018-07-28 09:11 AM
Thanks for the reply.
So if I get the router Asus RT-AC58U and plug the ac800s into it via usb, can I just connect my pc then with one ethernet cable from one of the routers ports and have a wired setup? Doing away with the pce card?
I only use the pc for a game called War Thunder. I tether the ac800s to pc via usb and have acceptable internet. I am just wondering if setting it up via the router would be a faster connection. If it works I spose I could then connect my PS3 and blueray player to the router as well, wired?
Sorry for questions, just trying to get my head around it before I spend my coin.
2018-07-28 10:44 AM
Yes that's the way you do it anyway. Just follow those screenshots I provided and you won't have any issues.
Yeah setting up the router is the way to go. You can use either wired or wifi or a combination of both on the asus router, that's entirely up to you
Do you have a mobile phone with optus? Try a speedtest in your area first, see what speeds and ping you get. If you are happy with that then go for the purchase, as every area is different. I am just lucky in my area I get a great 4g+ service that is way faster then even the max speeds of the current Cable / NBN , so for me personally the switch was definitely worth it as I got slow speeds on cable
2018-07-28 10:45 AM
Sorry realised you probably already know the speeds as you got the air card already!
2018-07-28 02:46 PM
Thanks again for your time. I am in Petersham, Sydney. Close to optus towers. I get 4-5 bars all the time on the ac800s.
Yes, I have a mobile phone 4g with optus. I use that with the laptop for wireless internet.
I will more than likely get your router, 58U next week for my pc. From Umart, Mwave or IJK. It is around the $130 mark which is affordable for me. Their is also a router AC RT68U but it is another $100 and I am not sure the benifits of it with the ac800s?
The game War Thunder is Russian and they only have 4 servers, closest one Asia. My ping is always around 200, sometimes better, sometimes worse. Packet loss can be a nightmare too. It is playable but anything I can do for better performance will be worth it. In this game it is a known fact that AU and NZ gamers suffer as we need a server and our requests are currently rejected.
Thanks again for your time and help. I appreciate it very much.
2018-09-27 12:11 PM
Thanks GeeForce. Can I ask a few further questions?
I have followed your instructions but the modem isn't being recognised by the router.
Which operation mode is the router meant to be running in?
2018-12-12 05:57 PM
Chiming in also, has anyone used the AC800S successfully with a Billion modem, such as the 8900AX-2400?
2018-12-16 11:32 AM
Thought I'd take a risk and try it, and it is working. To make it work, I:
- Factory reset both devices (the AC800S and my Billion BiPac 8900AX-2400)
- Configured DHCP on the 8900AX to start at the 192.168.2.1 range (factory default settings are 192.168.1.1, this conflicts with the AC800s)
- Connected the AC800S to the 8900AX-2400 via USB
- Disabled WiFi on the AC800S
I would get the occasional hang on page loads, but after setting DNS to cloudflare (220.127.116.11 / 18.104.22.168) in the 8900AX's DHCP it seems to have improved, though further testing will be required.
2018-12-17 08:59 PM
Hey there, sorry for delayed response. The asus router should be in router mode. Set the asus IP to 192.168.2.1 because the aircard will be 192.168.1.1 and it will show a warning on the asus with IP address conflict.