Borisb
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connecting ASUS TUF Gaming AX5400 Dual Band WiFi 6 Router

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Hi all 

Hope someone can help

I bough ASUS TUF Gaming AX5400 Dual Band WiFi 6 Router 

Currently I have NBN co's little black modem and Telstras Gen 2 Smart modem 

What is the best way to connect this, Does it replace the Smart modem and I hook it up to the NBNs modem or do I have to have it connected through Telstras Gen 2 modem essentially having all 3 connected?

thx

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cf4
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Re: connecting ASUS TUF Gaming AX5400 Dual Band WiFi 6 Router

If you need the phone and 4G backup you will need to connect all three. If you just want a Internet service without phone or 4G backup you can connect the AX5400 directly to the NBN modem. 

 

If you need a phone but no 4G backup connect Asus WAN port directly to NBN modem and Telstra modem's WAN port to LAN port of Asus router.

 

If you need both 4G backup and phone connect Asus WAN port to LAN port of Telstra modem and Telstra modem's WAN port to NBN modem. In this configuration you will have double NAT.

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Re: connecting ASUS TUF Gaming AX5400 Dual Band WiFi 6 Router

If you need the phone and 4G backup you will need to connect all three. If you just want a Internet service without phone or 4G backup you can connect the AX5400 directly to the NBN modem. 

 

If you need a phone but no 4G backup connect Asus WAN port directly to NBN modem and Telstra modem's WAN port to LAN port of Asus router.

 

If you need both 4G backup and phone connect Asus WAN port to LAN port of Telstra modem and Telstra modem's WAN port to NBN modem. In this configuration you will have double NAT.

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Borisb
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Re: connecting ASUS TUF Gaming AX5400 Dual Band WiFi 6 Router

thanks for advice

Would you know if there would be any extra latency if I had all 3 connected

for eg

nbn modem connected to Telstra then Telstra modem to Asus router - from the Asus router I connect to PC via gaming port

vs for eg if I don't have Telstra modem in this mix and have asus one connected through Nbn modem then to PC

I use the PC for gamin and wanted as less latency (ping) as possible 

hope that made sense 🙂

cf4
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Re: connecting ASUS TUF Gaming AX5400 Dual Band WiFi 6 Router

There would be virtually no difference in ping. See examples below.

 

Direct connection to Telstra Modem

C:\Users\carlc>ping 8.8.8.8

Pinging 8.8.8.8 with 32 bytes of data:
Reply from 8.8.8.8: bytes=32 time=17ms TTL=57
Reply from 8.8.8.8: bytes=32 time=16ms TTL=57
Reply from 8.8.8.8: bytes=32 time=16ms TTL=57
Reply from 8.8.8.8: bytes=32 time=16ms TTL=57

Ping statistics for 8.8.8.8:
Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 4, Lost = 0 (0% loss),
Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds:
Minimum = 16ms, Maximum = 17ms, Average = 16ms

 

Ping connected to second modem connected to Telstra modem's LAN port

ping 8.8.8.8

Pinging 8.8.8.8 with 32 bytes of data:
Reply from 8.8.8.8: bytes=32 time=17ms TTL=56
Reply from 8.8.8.8: bytes=32 time=17ms TTL=56
Reply from 8.8.8.8: bytes=32 time=19ms TTL=56
Reply from 8.8.8.8: bytes=32 time=17ms TTL=56

Ping statistics for 8.8.8.8:
Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 4, Lost = 0 (0% loss),
Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds:
Minimum = 17ms, Maximum = 19ms, Average = 17ms

Borisb
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Re: connecting ASUS TUF Gaming AX5400 Dual Band WiFi 6 Router

oh nice, only 1 ms give or take and you get the 4g backup

something to ponder 

thank so much 

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