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BANGKOK 16 February 2019 20:06
Greenside

AIS Speed Upgrade: A Tip

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Was on the Power 4 package on a 30/10 service (pretty quick at the time) and took up their contract end offer to keep the package at an increased speed of 50/20 and a 50% discount for 6 months.  I was using my Asus DSL-N55U router with the AIS modem/router set as a bridge.  The day of the upgrade came and went with no speed improvement and after many phone calls a team of three AIS guys turned up this afternoon.  On the basis that their ZTE F660 router was the problem,  they replaced it with a single port modem and a new router despite the fact that I want to use my own.  Could see that the speed from the modem was OK but still couldn't get it on my network so after much head scratching and calls to the boss, someone had a brainwave and checked the QoS setting in my Asus and Lo and Behold it was limiting the speeds.

 

I'd never tampered with the Quality of Service settings but it looks like the previous owner of the router had. Anyway this is just a heads up that if you're having a similar problem check the QoS settings in case the same is true of yours.

 

Speed now 55/20 in Thailand and to Europe.  Phew!

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Does anyone knows the advance router access username and password? I tried as fibre and it doesn’t work anymore.

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8 hours ago, shady86 said:

Does anyone knows the advance router access username and password? I tried as fibre and it doesn’t work anymore.

 

Service provider?

Router make and model?

 

 

For AIS Fiber, and a Huawei HG8245H it is (or was before I changed it) @ 192.168.1.1

 

Username: admin 
Password: aisadmin 

 

 

16 hours ago, Greenside said:

I was using my Asus DSL-N55U router with the AIS modem/router set as a bridge. 

 

I probably shouldn't ask, but why are you using a xDSL modem/router as a secondary router?

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1 hour ago, shady86 said:

Hg180. Admin and aisadmin is the normal login. You can't change advance settings such as WAN in it.

 

That's their FTTc VDSL modem.

 

It runs custom AIS firmware, which prevents users from mucking it up too much.

 

What are you trying to do?

 

 

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mtls2005:  "I probably shouldn't ask, but why are you using a xDSL modem/router as a secondary router?"

 

Because I was using it before I changed to fibre and the original ZTE F660 modem/router that AIS provided had the most crappy firmware and UI on the planet.  The Asus N55U accepted the Ethernet WAN input from the bridged F660 and served my LAN for years without any major issues except some complications with port forwarding using the AIS THDDNS to get around their Carrier Grade NAT.  

 

AIS have now left me with a Fibrehome router (SR120-A) set in bridge mode with a single port ZTE fibre modem (ZXHN F601) supplying its WAN port.  I tried to explain that I didn't want another router as I've got good wi-fi and couldn't see why the modem shouldn't connect directly to the ASUS Wan port (I've done this before with different AIS equipment but the same Asus router and it works fine) but trying it out this morning in the hope of re-deploying their router as an access point somewhere else in the house, doesn't seem to work.  Trying to reach the log-in page by hooking my PC directly to their SR120 router doesn't work either and shows a 400 error.  Hmmm. 

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That's their FTTc VDSL modem.
 
It runs custom AIS firmware, which prevents users from mucking it up too much.
 
What are you trying to do?
 
 
I wanted to change WAN dialup settings, Internet no and use it for other purpose.

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1 hour ago, Greenside said:

AIS have now left me with a Fibrehome router (SR120-A) set in bridge mode with a single port ZTE fibre modem (ZXHN F601) supplying its WAN port. 

 

I'm a bit confused, and may be able to help, if you need it...

 

Can you describe the AIS bits and bobs in a bit more detail?

 

Can you describe what it is you're trying to do? More detail is always better than none.

 

The ZTE Fiber Modem (ZXHN F601) is understood. That should terminate fiber, and be uplinked to your Asus N55U.

 

No clue what the Fibrehome router (SR120-A) is? Who is the manufacturer of this device? What connections does it provide?

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Thanks for the offer.  Having got the correct speed on the tarif I'm paying for I'm now left with this extra router sitting between the fibre modem and my Asus N55U.  Here it is:

 

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A quite tidy looking Chinese branded AIS wireless router - here's the OEM site link.  I wanted to simply connect the modem to the Ethernet WAN port on my Asus and use the Fiberhome as an access point but having just found those brief specs, I don't see any mention that it can do that.  At the very least getting it out of the system would save a bit of desk space!

My recollection was that the N55 setup was like this when I connected directly to a modem in the past.  One thought: The N55 LAN IP address is 192.168.1.2 as the old AIS router was 192.168.1.1 and the Fiberhome is too -  might that be an issue?

 

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I have had issues in the past where the provider oversubscribed.  In your case, originally they were supposed to provide 30, but it is possible they provided 40.  In some cases I have seen that this oversubscribing was causing issues so I would set my own limit of say something like 32.  Of course, if you than upgrade your speed you would have to upgrade your limit or eliminate it altogether.

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15 hours ago, Greenside said:

I wanted to simply connect the modem to the Ethernet WAN port on my Asus and use the Fiberhome as an access point but having just found those brief specs, I don't see any mention that it can do that.  At the very least getting it out of the system would save a bit of desk space!

 

You should be able to use your Asus as the Primary router (with the ZTE single-port router currently enabled as a Bridge), and the Fiberhome as a Secondary router (or vice versa) but they would have to be uplinked/connected via wired ethernet. Either, acting as a secondary router, could supply both wired and wireless connections. (I do not believe that you could connect the two routers over a WLAN connection, although there are inexpensive, ~ 1,200 baht, multi-mode devices which can do this.)

 

There are a ton of guides re: properly configuring a second router, on Youtube.

 

 

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Thanks for your suggestion but the ZTE device is only a Fibre Network Terminal, not a router.  I think at this point I'd simply settle for finding a way to connect my Asus directly to it and take the FiberHome router out of the system altogether. 

 

I have another device I could set up to cover a wi-fi shadow area - I just fancied trying to use the FiberHome Router as it looks more powerful.  All my devices are cabled except for phones which is of course what my stepson wants to use for seemingly endless hours of YouTube surfing.... 

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12 minutes ago, Greenside said:

but the ZTE device is only a Fibre Network Terminal, not a router.

 

Correct, initially - without looking at the specs - I assumed it was a single-port router, but now see that technically it's a SINGLE PORT ETHERNET BRIDGE (and GPON), it forwards all packets between the WAN (fiber) and LAN (GBE) connections.

 

I'd actually like to change to this ZTE/Fiberhome combination as, at a quick glance, it appears to be vastly superior to my older Huawei HG8245H.

 

Thanks for highlighting this newer equipment.

 

 

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So why do you think they insisted on putting the the FiberHome router in between the ZTE and my Asus?

 

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8 minutes ago, Greenside said:

So why do you think they insisted on putting the the FiberHome router in between the ZTE and my Asus?

 

 

Not sure, other than to say that that is their "standard - official" offer (ZTE+Fiberhome) which makes for a complete package (router, GBE, WLAN)? The Asus is technically, what I might call, a third-party device, for which any support might be limited.

 

 

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