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andybrock
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Superhub 2ac & Modem Mode

Having some speed issues with my wired Ethernet connection.

Normal set up is superhub 2 in modem mode and asus AC3200.

I would like to test directly from the modem to the pc but cant seem to obtain a internet connection.

DHCP issue ??

Could you please help/advise.

 

Thanks.

 

 

Thanks.

 

 

 

 

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griffin
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Re: Superhub 2ac & Modem Mode

I take it you are trying to do a speed test with a PC with the Hub in modem Mode.

You could try rebooting the Hub with the PC connected to the LAN port nearest the Coax.

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Re: Superhub 2ac & Modem Mode

 

Thanks.

 

Yes I'm attempting to carry out a speed test with the pc directly connected to the hub in modem mode.

Cant seem to obtain the internet to access the speed test site.

I did power down the hub and leave for 2mins before rebooting.

 

 

 

 

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Re: Superhub 2ac & Modem Mode

what are the hub's lights doing?

It might be worth trying in router mode to check if the local circuit hasn't dropped.

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Re: Superhub 2ac & Modem Mode

Thanks Griffin.

Unable to confirm the lights but from memory:

Ready,Traffic & Power all blue.

I'll try that later today.

A question if I may-When running in router mode and connecting directly to the LAN ports should you get the same speed as when connected directly in modem mode?

 

Thanks.

 

 

 

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Re: Superhub 2ac & Modem Mode

Theoretically running in modem mode should give a faster speed than in router mode based purely on the fact that in router mode the 'box' is doing a lot more work, packet filtering, NAT, handling wifi etc, all of which it doesn't do in modem mode.

However, in the real world you can find that the differences may not be noticeable, depending on what the underlaying actual internet speed really is and what the rated sustained throughput of the hub is. For example, if you had a 100 Mb/s connection, then the hub should easily have the ability to process and pass traffic at that speed without slowing down, you probably won't notice much difference. Kick the speed up to 500 Mb/s though and the hub could well struggle to sustain that throughput.

Of course wifi is an entirely different matter and there are so many variables that trying to compare speeds and get valid results is all but impossible..

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Re: Superhub 2ac & Modem Mode

Thanks Jem.

 

 

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Re: Superhub 2ac & Modem Mode

In modem mode note that only one LAN port is active, so don't leave your router plugged into it when testing with a PC.

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Re: Superhub 2ac & Modem Mode


@andybrock wrote:

I did power down the hub and leave for 2mins before rebooting.

 


yes you do need to do that when in modem mode and changing from router to PC for testing the problem with the PC is MS stupid Automatic Private IP Addressing that is a waste of IP space so when the hub is up and ready you likely have to unplug replug the Ethernet cable to get DHCP to work.

  

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