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Re: New DGL-5500 v1.13B02 Beta NA FW Released
« Reply #45 on: November 17, 2014, 04:06:17 PM »

If your running the 5500 in AP mode now, wouldn't SB be completely disabled?

Did you happen to disable ABE, set a manual UP and DOWN speed, and leave SB enabled?

That's how I had / have it set up

Correct.  It's in AP mode now. 

When I was using it as my main router, I had DISABLED ABE, set a MANUAL DOWN / UP SPEED, and SB WAS ENABLED.
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Re: New DGL-5500 v1.13B02 Beta NA FW Released
« Reply #46 on: November 17, 2014, 04:19:07 PM »

when you say the AC87 performed well in online gaming, were you playing while there was other substantial internet activity (downloads, youtube, etc) going on from other clients?
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Re: New DGL-5500 v1.13B02 Beta NA FW Released
« Reply #47 on: November 17, 2014, 05:26:05 PM »

when you say the AC87 performed well in online gaming, were you playing while there was other substantial internet activity (downloads, youtube, etc) going on from other clients?

Yes. I had two console gaming systems playing COD: AW with no lag. I also had Netflix streaming  through an Apple TV AND Netflix streaming 4K content through an HD Media Player. There were no issues with any of the four devices.  I made sure to check the quality of the content being displayed by Netflix.  There were no issues with quality on both devices (Apple TV was in HD / Media Player was 4K).

I suppose it would only be fair to try it on the 5500 as well.
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Re: New DGL-5500 v1.13B02 Beta NA FW Released
« Reply #48 on: November 17, 2014, 06:21:23 PM »

I'd be keen to hear the results when you've done the same test using the 5500

My intended setup is:
Modem -> 5500 -> Netgear R7000 for all wifi + wired lan

If Streamboost performs worse than the AC87's QoS then I might need to rethink my setup.  R7000 benchmarks on smallnetbuilder.com actually found it outperformed most routers on 5GHz wireless performance, so my thinking was that R7000 + 5500 doing nothing but Streamboost would be a killer setup for me.
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Re: New DGL-5500 v1.13B02 Beta NA FW Released
« Reply #49 on: November 18, 2014, 03:16:43 PM »

when you say the AC87 performed well in online gaming, were you playing while there was other substantial internet activity (downloads, youtube, etc) going on from other clients?

Yes. I had two console gaming systems playing COD: AW with no lag. I also had Netflix streaming  through an Apple TV AND Netflix streaming 4K content through an HD Media Player. There were no issues with any of the four devices.  I made sure to check the quality of the content being displayed by Netflix.  There were no issues with quality on both devices (Apple TV was in HD / Media Player was 4K).

I suppose it would only be fair to try it on the 5500 as well.

I was able to swap out the AC87U for the 5500 and run the exact same test as above. 

**I did notice, on three separate incidences, while playing COD: AW that there was some lag.  It wasn't anything serious and it wasn't for more than a few seconds.
**Netflix being streamed via an Apple TV was in HD quality.  No issues.
**Netflix being streamed via the Sony Ultra HD Media Player was not being streamed in 4K (it was the exact same show - Breaking Bad - that I used to test on the AC87U).  I was getting HD quality, but for some reason it wouldn't stream in 4K.

I did stop the Netflix streaming via the Apple TV and noticed the HD quality on the Sony Ultra HD Media Player switch to 4K quality.  There was no noticeable lag playing COD: AW on two gaming consoles.  I once again began streaming Netflix via an Apple TV.  The Netflix streaming on the Sony Ultra HD Media player had streaming issues and reverted to HD quality.  It was noticed that some lag was experienced in COD: AW once again.  It wasn't anything more than what was experienced before.

All in all, the 5500 seemed to handle everything very well.  Not quite as good as the AC87U, but acceptable by my standards!  I don't plan to ever have this exact set up (two gaming consoles / streaming 4K content / streaming HD content) all going at once, so the 5500 is certainly capable of handling most of what was thrown at it.

Now if D-Link would get their act together and provide a decent firmware that fixes issues and doesn't "break" perfectly working issues.

I'm sticking with the AC87U as the main router.  The 5500 will go back as an AP for now.
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Re: New DGL-5500 v1.13B02 Beta NA FW Released
« Reply #50 on: November 18, 2014, 05:16:05 PM »

Thanks very much for doing that testing :)  Definitely gonna go ahead with my plan to add the R7000 and keep the 5500 on Streamboost duties
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Re: New DGL-5500 v1.13B02 Beta NA FW Released
« Reply #51 on: November 24, 2014, 07:28:41 AM »

Hows your router doing? I re-enabled ABE on mine over the weekend and even though it's stil "Testing" it detected the ISP speed correctly and gaming has been great. I enabled the Syslog server and I'm collecting some logs for D-Link. Router has been working well.


 
A quick update  :)
So I've been up sense release without issues.
Xbox One is running better online a friend got me AW as an early b-day gift and I host almost every game.
Also noticed that SB is seeing cod and tracking properly now.
The only issue I've had is the logs. I turned off all log tracking and I dunno if it's just me but it feels a bit better.
So far Im pretty happy!

Quick tip to all users!
After owning the router for over a year I noticed it doesn't like to be fooled with to much.
I know the stats are there for us to look at but it seems that the more you login just to look around, the more problems you have.
So I think loging in and looking around messes with router performance.

A normal router you just set up & that's it. The 5500 you set up then go back to look at stats or SB.
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Re: New DGL-5500 v1.13B02 Beta NA FW Released
« Reply #52 on: December 08, 2014, 12:03:50 PM »

when you say the AC87 performed well in online gaming, were you playing while there was other substantial internet activity (downloads, youtube, etc) going on from other clients?

Yes. I had two console gaming systems playing COD: AW with no lag. I also had Netflix streaming  through an Apple TV AND Netflix streaming 4K content through an HD Media Player. There were no issues with any of the four devices.  I made sure to check the quality of the content being displayed by Netflix.  There were no issues with quality on both devices (Apple TV was in HD / Media Player was 4K).

I suppose it would only be fair to try it on the 5500 as well.

I was able to swap out the AC87U for the 5500 and run the exact same test as above. 

**I did notice, on three separate incidences, while playing COD: AW that there was some lag.  It wasn't anything serious and it wasn't for more than a few seconds.
**Netflix being streamed via an Apple TV was in HD quality.  No issues.
**Netflix being streamed via the Sony Ultra HD Media Player was not being streamed in 4K (it was the exact same show - Breaking Bad - that I used to test on the AC87U).  I was getting HD quality, but for some reason it wouldn't stream in 4K.

I did stop the Netflix streaming via the Apple TV and noticed the HD quality on the Sony Ultra HD Media Player switch to 4K quality.  There was no noticeable lag playing COD: AW on two gaming consoles.  I once again began streaming Netflix via an Apple TV.  The Netflix streaming on the Sony Ultra HD Media player had streaming issues and reverted to HD quality.  It was noticed that some lag was experienced in COD: AW once again.  It wasn't anything more than what was experienced before.

All in all, the 5500 seemed to handle everything very well.  Not quite as good as the AC87U, but acceptable by my standards!  I don't plan to ever have this exact set up (two gaming consoles / streaming 4K content / streaming HD content) all going at once, so the 5500 is certainly capable of handling most of what was thrown at it.

Now if D-Link would get their act together and provide a decent firmware that fixes issues and doesn't "break" perfectly working issues.

I'm sticking with the AC87U as the main router.  The 5500 will go back as an AP for now.

RETURNED THE ASUS.  I'm back using the 5500 as my main router  ;D.  It was a solid router, but I missed some of the features that the 5500 had that the RT-AC87U didn't have.  The ASUS RT-AC87U was still a solid router though.  I kept going back and forth using the Asus RT-AC87U and 5500 as my router / AP.   After coming to the conclusion that the 5500 suited me just fine, I couldn't justify the hefty price tag using the RT-AC87U as an access point.  I'll find another 868L (for much cheaper) and use that as a wireless bridge in my home.  I already have an 868L and use it as an AP, so another 868L should be perfect for a solid wireless signal in my home.
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Re: New DGL-5500 v1.13B02 Beta NA FW Released
« Reply #53 on: December 08, 2014, 12:15:09 PM »

Do you use the 868L as your main AP and shut off the 5500s wireless? The 868L has faster WiFi that the 5500 does. You could use the 868L as your main AP and then get another for bridging.
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RETURNED THE ASUS.  I'm back using the 5500 as my main router  ;D.  It was a solid router, but I missed some of the features that the 5500 had that the RT-AC87U didn't have.  The ASUS RT-AC87U was still a solid router though.  I kept going back and forth using the Asus RT-AC87U and 5500 as my router / AP.   After coming to the conclusion that the 5500 suited me just fine, I couldn't justify the hefty price tag using the RT-AC87U as an access point.  I'll find another 868L (for much cheaper) and use that as a wireless bridge in my home.  I already have an 868L and use it as an AP, so another 868L should be perfect for a solid wireless signal in my home.
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Re: New DGL-5500 v1.13B02 Beta NA FW Released
« Reply #54 on: December 08, 2014, 12:18:26 PM »

Do you use the 868L as your main AP and shut off the 5500s wireless? The 868L has faster WiFi that the 5500 does. You could use the 868L as your main AP and then get another for bridging.
Suggested N or AC WiFi Bridge Upgrade


RETURNED THE ASUS.  I'm back using the 5500 as my main router  ;D.  It was a solid router, but I missed some of the features that the 5500 had that the RT-AC87U didn't have.  The ASUS RT-AC87U was still a solid router though.  I kept going back and forth using the Asus RT-AC87U and 5500 as my router / AP.   After coming to the conclusion that the 5500 suited me just fine, I couldn't justify the hefty price tag using the RT-AC87U as an access point.  I'll find another 868L (for much cheaper) and use that as a wireless bridge in my home.  I already have an 868L and use it as an AP, so another 868L should be perfect for a solid wireless signal in my home.
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Ha!  I never thought of that!  I might just have to do that!  I currently do use the 868L as my main AP, but do not shut off the 5500's wireless. Thanks for the suggestion and info (868L having faster WiFi).  Amazon.com, here I come!!   ;D


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Re: New DGL-5500 v1.13B02 Beta NA FW Released
« Reply #55 on: December 08, 2014, 12:24:30 PM »

Ya, you maybe encountering your own router and ap interferences as well. Test with the 5500 radios OFF.

Keep us posted on how it goes.
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Re: New DGL-5500 v1.13B02 Beta NA FW Released
« Reply #56 on: December 08, 2014, 12:30:55 PM »

Ya, you maybe encountering your own router and ap interferences as well. Test with the 5500 radios OFF.

Keep us posted on how it goes.

Will do!  On a different note, I might spend the extra few $$$ and go with the DIR 880L (currently 25% off at Amazon) as my main AP, turning off the 5500's radio and using the 868L in a bedroom located on the opposite end of the house for a better wireless signal throughout my home.  Hmmmmmm?  Decisions.......decisions.   ::)
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Re: New DGL-5500 v1.13B02 Beta NA FW Released
« Reply #57 on: December 08, 2014, 12:38:09 PM »

The only difference between the 880L and the 868L is the 2.4Ghz is 600Mb on the 880L where the 868L is 450Mb on 2.4Ghz. The 5Ghz radio is the same speed 1300Mb.
I could throw a monkey wrench in your decision making with this contraption:  ;D
http://forums.dlink.com/index.php?topic=60895.0
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Re: New DGL-5500 v1.13B02 Beta NA FW Released
« Reply #58 on: December 08, 2014, 01:04:55 PM »

The only difference between the 880L and the 868L is the 2.4Ghz is 600Mb on the 880L where the 868L is 450Mb on 2.4Ghz. The 5Ghz radio is the same speed 1300Mb.
I could throw a monkey wrench in your decision making with this contraption:  ;D
http://forums.dlink.com/index.php?topic=60895.0

Geez!!!  You just did!!  Same 'ol FurryNutz and his "monkey wrenches".   ;D  Guess I'm gonna have to wait patiently for the 890L!  It looks like a drone (love the design).  I wonder if it will auto fly around the house to always have the optimal connection rate / signal strength).   ;D 
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Re: New DGL-5500 v1.13B02 Beta NA FW Released
« Reply #59 on: December 08, 2014, 01:11:04 PM »

Ha, now whos your daddy! HUH? LOL.  ;D

Ya, I don't know when that will hit the USA markets. I presume maybe in the next couple of months. It first appeared on the ME web site as I just happend to stumble upon it look for support info for a user. So you can have one 2.4Ghz radio going while having 2x 5Ghz radios going. Wheew. Put a 868L or 880L bridge on each one of the 5Ghz radios, Yee Haa.  :o
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