Ubiquiti Amplifi Nvidia GeForce Now Gamers Dual-Band WiFi-AC Mesh Router with 2x Access Points Black - £269.99 @ Scan
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Ubiquiti Amplifi Nvidia GeForce Now Gamers Dual-Band WiFi-AC Mesh Router with 2x Access Points Black - £269.99 @ Scan

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Posted 30th Jul
A great bit of kit (yes, it isn’t for everyone, but the reviews are superb). Seems to be £10 cheaper than it previously has been. The Gaming edition has a few extra features but the mesh units are not adjustable (compared to the standard white Amplifi HD). They are hard to get hold of with UK plugs so hopefully will help some people out.

Also comes with a free Fridgecam worth £25 which isn’t well reviewed, but free is free!
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I got this recently. I'm not overly impressed with the speeds. I have virgin 350mb... Even plugged directly to the router I only get 170...i know the connection achieves what it should do as previous routers have given me that speed plugged in. The only bonus is the wireless isn't bad off the mesh points from what i can tell.
Would the Dream Machine be better for home use?
funkyfin200030/07/2020 09:48

I got this recently. I'm not overly impressed with the speeds. I have …I got this recently. I'm not overly impressed with the speeds. I have virgin 350mb... Even plugged directly to the router I only get 170...i know the connection achieves what it should do as previous routers have given me that speed plugged in. The only bonus is the wireless isn't bad off the mesh points from what i can tell.


I'd be pointing the finger at Virgin.
As mentioned guys. The connection works fine. I can fully confirm that. Also have a samknows whitebox that confirms it to.
funkyfin200030/07/2020 09:48

I got this recently. I'm not overly impressed with the speeds. I have …I got this recently. I'm not overly impressed with the speeds. I have virgin 350mb... Even plugged directly to the router I only get 170...i know the connection achieves what it should do as previous routers have given me that speed plugged in. The only bonus is the wireless isn't bad off the mesh points from what i can tell.


Mainly it was Virgin hub 3 for me that was the issue, it's absolutely trash. I pay for 500 meg down with virgin, I was only getting 140 down in the same room with the hub 3. Bought this beast a week ago amazon.co.uk/gp/aw/d/B08CBC2WH2?psc=1&ref=ppx_pop_mob_b_asin_title put the hub 3 in modem mode and now I get my full speeds over WiFi 6 upstairs on my PC when my router is in the living room.
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Edited by: "LazybeatX" 30th Jul
If you're only getting 170mb wired in on a 350mb connection then there's a problem somewhere.

Reviews on this device don't point towards it having issues with capping speeds.

The Hub3 is turd but I can still pull 400Mbps over my iPhone in the same room and 2-300 in the next room over.
Edited by: "God_Plant" 30th Jul
funkyfin200030/07/2020 10:04

As mentioned guys. The connection works fine. I can fully confirm that. …As mentioned guys. The connection works fine. I can fully confirm that. Also have a samknows whitebox that confirms it to.


Swap out your cables for at least cat5e, see if the cable swap does it. I recently had a similar issue and traced it to a single cat5 cable in a house full of cat6.
I’ve got the non gamers edition of this. The wifi seems to be a bit all over the place. Yes I have Virgin at 200mb/s but devices seem to latch onto one Mesh device and stick to it regardless of if there’s a stronger connection - defeats having a Mesh system?? Doing something wrong? Looked at the Forums briefly but the jargon blew me away!!
Jagmanx130/07/2020 10:25

I’ve got the non gamers edition of this. The wifi seems to be a bit all o …I’ve got the non gamers edition of this. The wifi seems to be a bit all over the place. Yes I have Virgin at 200mb/s but devices seem to latch onto one Mesh device and stick to it regardless of if there’s a stronger connection - defeats having a Mesh system?? Doing something wrong? Looked at the Forums briefly but the jargon blew me away!!


Just take a bit of time and do a bit of experimentation with these:

help.amplifi.com/hc/…-UI
Wifi is half-duplex so my limited understanding is that you can only achieve half the speed of running a good ol' ehternet cable (which, if gigabit, will max out your broadband speed)..

makeuseof.com/tag…er/

However, I have run cat5e or cat6 to most parts of my house ( I have Ubiquti Unifi access points where wifi required) so i've not read into the subject (I just remembered something about it and found the link above).
Edited by: "Paper.Lawyer" 30th Jul
patricksweeney230/07/2020 10:14

Swap out your cables for at least cat5e, see if the cable swap does it. I …Swap out your cables for at least cat5e, see if the cable swap does it. I recently had a similar issue and traced it to a single cat5 cable in a house full of cat6.


CAT6 all replaced for every single device.
funkyfin200030/07/2020 14:00

CAT6 all replaced for every single device.


Are they full copper or CCA and what kind of distance are you running them?

Any switches in the setup? Confirmed gigabit?
Edited by: "patricksweeney2" 30th Jul
patricksweeney230/07/2020 14:01

Are they full copper or CCA and what kind of distance are you running …Are they full copper or CCA and what kind of distance are you running them?Any switches in the setup? Confirmed gigabit?


Yup - all max 3m - amazon.co.uk/gp/…c=1

I have a Sam Knows box, that plugs in to the Ubquiti router - then all other devices into the Sam Knows whitebox as suggested in it's instructions.

Wireless ALWAYS maxes at around 150-160mb.... will never go higher, close to router or not.

Wired connected direct to router - last time I checked was similar - but I'll check again shortly.

I've downgraded Ubquiti firmware to something more stable but no difference and moved away from any interference etc. Zero difference - it still won't go any higher than 200mb.

I've had my virgin connection fully checked and it's fine - think broadband monitoring all fine. The Hub3 is in Modem mode. I'm at a loss tbh.

I did have an ASUS RTAC86U and that was pretty similiar but did attain better speeds wired tbh!

Here's the Sam Knows box doing a speed test...
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Edited by: "funkyfin2000" 30th Jul
Yeah it sounds like the Virgin box is the issue. If you're getting consistent results both wired and wireless out of the ubiquiti then the issue is either the ubiquiti itself or the Virgin, most likely the Virgin. Wire directly to the Virgin and speed test direct from that. If you get 160 again you know your source.
returned to SCAN after a week, offered no better coverage than my old R7000, and kept disconnecting. Unless you really want it for the looks suggest taking a look at other ubiquiti products
Aiadi30/07/2020 11:49

Just take a bit of time and do a bit of experimentation with …Just take a bit of time and do a bit of experimentation with these:https://help.amplifi.com/hc/en-us/articles/360018569574-Advanced-Settings-in-the-Web-UI


at this price point you really shouldnt have to.
Jagmanx130/07/2020 10:25

I’ve got the non gamers edition of this. The wifi seems to be a bit all o …I’ve got the non gamers edition of this. The wifi seems to be a bit all over the place. Yes I have Virgin at 200mb/s but devices seem to latch onto one Mesh device and stick to it regardless of if there’s a stronger connection - defeats having a Mesh system?? Doing something wrong? Looked at the Forums briefly but the jargon blew me away!!


my experience with it was the nodes talk to the router and not to one another, I gave up on it after constant dc's and put my old router back.
patricksweeney230/07/2020 14:15

Yeah it sounds like the Virgin box is the issue. If you're getting …Yeah it sounds like the Virgin box is the issue. If you're getting consistent results both wired and wireless out of the ubiquiti then the issue is either the ubiquiti itself or the Virgin, most likely the Virgin. Wire directly to the Virgin and speed test direct from that. If you get 160 again you know your source.


Yeah gonna retest wired on my laptop to the Ubiquiti router with nothing plugged in.....

Then I'll retest the Virgin Hub3 not in modem mode with nothing connected.......

What I don't get though is that the SAM KNOWS box is seeing over 350mb...... it just doesn't make a blind bit of sense if I'm honest!
funkyfin200030/07/2020 14:17

Yeah gonna retest wired on my laptop to the Ubiquiti router with nothing …Yeah gonna retest wired on my laptop to the Ubiquiti router with nothing plugged in.....Then I'll retest the Virgin Hub3 not in modem mode with nothing connected.......What I don't get though is that the SAM KNOWS box is seeing over 350mb...... it just doesn't make a blind bit of sense if I'm honest!


Test the Virgin first. You don't need to test the ubiquiti if the Virgin returns at low speeds on its own.

Also check Virgin stats for how many bonded channels it's showing. Need min 8 bonded channels for 350 throughput on DOCSIS 3.0. If you've been incorrectly provisioned it may not be a hardware issue at all.
Edited by: "patricksweeney2" 30th Jul
patricksweeney230/07/2020 14:33

Test the Virgin first. You don't need to test the ubiquiti if the Virgin …Test the Virgin first. You don't need to test the ubiquiti if the Virgin returns at low speeds on its own.Also check Virgin stats for how many bonded channels it's showing. Need min 8 bonded channels for 350 throughput on DOCSIS 3.0. If you've been incorrectly provisioned it may not be a hardware issue at all.


Gotta be honest, that was all checked, as I started with Virgin and the thinkbroadband monitoring page. Engineers have fully checked the line and all that jazz - but you are right, when I get a min, I'll get it back on Router mode and tested again directly.
funkyfin200030/07/2020 14:39

Gotta be honest, that was all checked, as I started with Virgin and the …Gotta be honest, that was all checked, as I started with Virgin and the thinkbroadband monitoring page. Engineers have fully checked the line and all that jazz - but you are right, when I get a min, I'll get it back on Router mode and tested again directly.


Why don't you just get Virgin to come out and test it? If they can't deliver the speed then they will compensate you, so either way it will get sorted.
Xiaoda30/07/2020 16:27

Why don't you just get Virgin to come out and test it? If they can't …Why don't you just get Virgin to come out and test it? If they can't deliver the speed then they will compensate you, so either way it will get sorted.


As mentioned they have... Hence why issues with ubiquiti I think
Guys you know gigabit ethernet is only designed to give 125 megabytes/second. I dont know why you are getting more than this. I think some routers may support aggregated ports but im not sure which ones.
Sorry i think my last post is wrong if you are measuing it in mbps. Yes something wrong with those speeds then.
funkyfin200030/07/2020 16:39

As mentioned they have... Hence why issues with ubiquiti I think



It could be, but what did the engineer say then?
Xiaoda31/07/2020 14:39

It could be, but what did the engineer say then?


That my virgin line is performing perfectly.

I can see that with the sam knows speed test as well
funkyfin200031/07/2020 14:58

That my virgin line is performing perfectly.I can see that with the sam …That my virgin line is performing perfectly.I can see that with the sam knows speed test as well


You're probably right then, what a disappointing device.
I did look at this last year but went with the UDM instead and loving it - getting 500mbps even on my phone, with Virgin.
Where did you get the dream machine from and do you have any mesh points with it?
Edited by: "funkyfin2000" 31st Jul
funkyfin200030/07/2020 09:48

I got this recently. I'm not overly impressed with the speeds. I have …I got this recently. I'm not overly impressed with the speeds. I have virgin 350mb... Even plugged directly to the router I only get 170...i know the connection achieves what it should do as previous routers have given me that speed plugged in. The only bonus is the wireless isn't bad off the mesh points from what i can tell.



Hi, have you enabled HW Nat? Mine was same until I enabled that setting.
I'll give that a blast mate.
LazybeatX30/07/2020 10:08

Mainly it was Virgin hub 3 for me that was the issue, it's absolutely …Mainly it was Virgin hub 3 for me that was the issue, it's absolutely trash. I pay for 500 meg down with virgin, I was only getting 140 down in the same room with the hub 3. Bought this beast a week ago amazon.co.uk/gp/aw/d/B08CBC2WH2?psc=1&ref=ppx_pop_mob_b_asin_title put the hub 3 in modem mode and now I get my full speeds over WiFi 6 upstairs on my PC when my router is in the living room.[Image] [Image]



That looks sweet. I was debating it but lack of reviews put me off. Does it have good coverage in large house ?
deaglecat02/08/2020 10:43

That looks sweet. I was debating it but lack of reviews put me off. …That looks sweet. I was debating it but lack of reviews put me off. Does it have good coverage in large house ?


It has great coverage for me but obviously Wi-Fi signal strength will depend on a ton of factors. For me it's great though, especially if you have Wi-Fi 6 devices.
bawbagus02/08/2020 08:31

Hi, have you enabled HW Nat? Mine was same until I enabled that setting.


Seems to have helped a bit. Hard to tell but appears wired speed have now increased to 250mb...
funkyfin200002/08/2020 10:48

Seems to have helped a bit. Hard to tell but appears wired speed have now …Seems to have helped a bit. Hard to tell but appears wired speed have now increased to 250mb...


Nice improvement but I would expect full bandwidth....check your other settings on the web GUI rather than the app and maybe turn everything off, all I have enabled I think is HWNat and block ads.
funkyfin200002/08/2020 10:48

Seems to have helped a bit. Hard to tell but appears wired speed have now …Seems to have helped a bit. Hard to tell but appears wired speed have now increased to 250mb...


Also I would change away from your ISP DNS and use a 3rd party free one like Google's, cloudflare, level 9 etc....Google's could be the most convenient just now,, then when using speedtest.net select Xilo, Maidenhead and try it.
bawbagus02/08/2020 11:09

Also I would change away from your ISP DNS and use a 3rd party free one …Also I would change away from your ISP DNS and use a 3rd party free one like Google's, cloudflare, level 9 etc....Google's could be the most convenient just now,, then when using speedtest.net select Xilo, Maidenhead and try it.


How and where do you change that. Guessing in ubuiti and Google the settings yeah?
funkyfin200002/08/2020 11:15

How and where do you change that. Guessing in ubuiti and Google the …How and where do you change that. Guessing in ubuiti and Google the settings yeah?


On the app, tap on the router, then select internet, look down until you see primary and secondary DNS
Change primary to 8.8.8.8
Secondary to 8.8.4.4
Then the tick to apply
Hth.
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