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Re: My experience with the 878 and lessons learnt - (RESOLVED)
« Reply #120 on: October 26, 2019, 02:21:43 PM »

Good to hear man. Glad it's working for you. Ya I think a factory reset and setup from scratch ON the router is best. Also hard powering OFF the xbox and PS to clear out all networking caches and clear uPnP ports is recommended as well. Set IP address reservations for them as well.

I think you'll be fine here on out. Just know that if you have same game playing on same consoles, like CoD mostly, In game NAT will not be OPEN for both. Nature of the beast with D-Link routers. Gaming should be good though.

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Re: My experience with the 878 and lessons learnt - (RESOLVED)
« Reply #121 on: November 02, 2019, 09:02:27 AM »

Thanks Furry
More than a week in. Multiple cold-boots of both consoles and the NAT stays Open on both.
I must also say the router no longer freezes overnight(losing internet connection) randomly. I used to have that at least once every 3-4 days.
Since I was so happy I also gave Smart Connect a shot. And it has worked absolutely flawlessly.
Anyone here who has problems like I did, just factory reset this thing twice and set it up manually from scratch.
And thank you once again a ton Furry. I was about to jump ship to another brand but your persistence saved me like a $100 :)
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Re: My experience with the 878 and lessons learnt - (RESOLVED)
« Reply #122 on: November 02, 2019, 09:08:24 AM »

Glad to be of help and work with you to figure it all out. Glad it's working well for you.

Enjoy.  ;)
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Re: My experience with the 878 and lessons learnt - (RESOLVED)
« Reply #123 on: November 02, 2019, 09:25:38 AM »

Hey Furry
As an expert in this field, how do you suggest the orientation (angles) of the 4 antennae?
Right now I have the rear two pointed away like a V shape and the side antennae angled at 45 degrees each away from the router? My home is a single-storey apartment.
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Re: My experience with the 878 and lessons learnt - (RESOLVED)
« Reply #124 on: November 02, 2019, 10:40:12 AM »

Angle for multi story home, vertical for single level home:
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Re: My experience with the 878 and lessons learnt - (RESOLVED)
« Reply #125 on: November 04, 2019, 11:56:49 AM »

If you are in a single story, have all antennas vertical.
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Re: My experience with the 878 and lessons learnt - (RESOLVED)
« Reply #126 on: November 07, 2019, 09:10:23 AM »

Thanks again furry and greenbay

Does smart connect have some kind of learning it does initially? The first 2 days or so my phones and laptops would fall back to 2.4ghz even when sitting right in front of the router. But they all seem to have smartened up of sorts LoL since. Allís dandy now :D
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Re: My experience with the 878 and lessons learnt - (RESOLVED)
« Reply #127 on: November 07, 2019, 09:29:07 AM »

Not really. Between the router which provides the signal and platform for devices to connect to mostly, it's the devices whom determine which frequency to connect too, based on support, noise, signal and strength. The router just provides the signals and helps getting devices to connect and steers them in the right directly. It's up to the device to make the choice.
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