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This router is not a good option if you are on Act broadband (or any ...
23 October 2017
This router is not a good option if you are on Act broadband (or any other PPPoE based connections). And it cost me quite an amount to realize this.
I was never able to get the internet connection to work using PPPoE. My broadband password length is 6 characters and every time I open the settings page the password is defaulted to 8 characters (********). I had to set it in DHCP Client mode and then login on ACT portal every time I power on the router.
Also, the DHCP Static IP Configuration setting (DHCP Reservation) is not very good as it does not allow to set any IP that we want as it is restricted to the IP pool range and it does not allow us to select the device but instead enter the IP and MAC manually.
I had an older 150 mbps D-Link DIR-615 router that I bought in the US 10 years ago which I wanted to replace with this one as the wifi antennas were damaged and that device is working far better than this new one.
And there is no return policy on this item except replacement so do not buy this router if you want to connect using PPPoE.
The TP-Link router is a better alternative than this and it costs less too.