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Re: Bridging the AC800S to a dedicated router

geeforce

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!

Re: Bridging the AC800S to a dedicated router

dp3049

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,

 

David.

Re: Bridging the AC800S to a dedicated router

exceladdict

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.

Re: Bridging the AC800S to a dedicated router

geeforce

Thanks for the info btw! I also too upgraded my plan to the 500gig

 

Cheers dude

Re: Bridging the AC800S to a dedicated router

geeforce

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

Re: Bridging the AC800S to a dedicated router

dp3049

Thanks exceladdict,

 

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.

 

Regards,

 

Dave.

Re: Bridging the AC800S to a dedicated router

exceladdict

There was a whirlpool thread that talked about which modems' compatibilities could be interchangeable, which might help as well. 

Re: Bridging the AC800S to a dedicated router

RussB

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?

 

Thanks.

 

 

Re: Bridging the AC800S to a dedicated router

exceladdict

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

Re: Bridging the AC800S to a dedicated router

RussB

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.

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