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2018-12-17 09:01 PM
how is it running for you now?
Mine still going strong with no issues. I haven't had the issue with hanging pages, so maybe a config setup issue or something
Let me know!
2018-12-23 01:47 PM
Hi exceladdict, I have a Billion 8700 VAX and wanting to use the AC800S. Is your setup still working well? I’ve been using a Huawei dongle, but want to update data download to the 500GB offering and was looking at a modem update as well.
Thanks and regards,
2018-12-23 02:50 PM
I also updated to 500gb after using 3/4 of the 200gb on software updates!
The system has been stable for a week or so now, those DNS changes seem to have stopped the hanging/timeout issue I had before.
Consistently speed testing at around 50 Mbps down and 5 up but haven't had a chance to do any scientific testing on positioning the AC800s or locking it to certain 4G bands to improve the speed further. There is a whirlpool thread that goes into this, as well as using cradles and external antennas, in great depth if that interests you.
2018-12-23 03:50 PM
Thanks for the info btw! I also too upgraded my plan to the 500gig
2018-12-23 03:53 PM
Thanks for the 500gig info, just upgraded lol
Yeah go witht the aircard, a dongle won't give you great results and if it's constantly on will fry itself eventually
Aircard is a perfect choice
2018-12-23 05:36 PM
I might just have to bite the bullet and try an AC800S on my 8700VAX, which I think is in the same family of routers as your 8900. Will need to wait til after Christmas now though... hehehe... hohoho.
I'll report back when done in a few days - depending on how long they take to activate the SIM this time of year.
2018-12-23 05:58 PM
There was a whirlpool thread that talked about which modems' compatibilities could be interchangeable, which might help as well.
2018-12-26 11:37 AM
I have setup the AC800S in tether mode connected via usb to an Asus DSL-AC56U (got sick of slow ADSL).
When I remove the battery from the AC800S, the Asus router becomes disconnected from the internet. Has anyone else dealth with this problem?
2018-12-26 12:44 PM
There are reports on whirlpool of the ac800s being quite power hungry and restarting unpredictably if there is a poor power supply. Is there a reason why you've removed the battery? The AC800s should have smart charging and not overcharge the battery while running on AC, and additionally then the battery would in theory provide a boost if the AC800s needs a power spike for some reason
Also make sure the wifi on the AC800s is off if you're using a secondary router, that should reduce power usage
2018-12-26 01:44 PM
Oh ok, thanks for that info. The AC800S keeps telling me that it is already 100% charged so please remove the power cable. Thought it might be an issue.