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Posted 12/9/16
Verizon dictates what my router will be since I have FIOS and I have to use their router to have the TV service
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Posted 12/9/16 , edited 12/10/16
for $60 this is a good deal.. but this is the T-mobile version-- so you have to spend a few hours to flash the firmware to remove the restrictions ?


ASUS TM-AC1900 Wireless-AC1900 Dual-Band Gigabit Router (BRAND NEW)

https://www.tanga.com/deals/a9db709e24dc/asus-tm-ac1900-wireless-ac1900-dual-band-gigabit-router-brand-new?affiliate=slickdeals&affiliate_network=tanganetwork&click_id=6289e768c951f614aef6cb066dcef5ad&sdtid=9514504&utm_campaign=slickdeals&utm_source=tanganetwork




actually.. Newegg has a similar model on sale

after coupon and rebate the model is only $57 (NO TAX + FREE SHIPPING :)

$167.99 - $51 w/ promo code EMCFGFE33 - $60 Rebate = $56.99

ASUS RT-AC68R Wireless-AC1900 Dual Band Gigabit Router IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n AiProtection with Trend Micro for Complete Network Security
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?sdtid=9517120&SID=b792890abf4311e6b73fbaba51364ac10INT&AID=10440897&PID=1225267&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-_-cables-_-na-_-na&Item=N82E16833320262&cm_sp=

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if you are using a Netgear router (nighthawk models)

http://kb.netgear.com/000036386/CVE-2016-582384



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Posted 12/16/16
Yeah I got the Nighthawk. No worries since I'm running Tomato. In fact, all the routers I owned run some sort of 3rd party firmware.
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Posted 12/16/16
I am using some stupid cisco enterprise router that converts fiber to Ethernet because I got 1gbps that my isp gave me. I am using a ubiquiti wireless AC access point for my wireless I got a 3 pack from amazon when they were on sale
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Posted 12/16/16
this is the most boring thread ive ever seen
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Posted 12/26/16

asharka wrote:
Having a separate router and AP has some advantages. It allows you to place them each in optimal locations. It allows you to replace one without replacing the other. You don't have to take down your wired network if you reboot your WAP. And you can pick the best brand for each need if you have the $$, or reuse the router as a WAP until you can afford to get something designed better for just wireless, with more range, or even multiple WAPs that can have "roaming" coverage that automatically switches to the one with the strongest signal, if you buy the right equipment, and configure it right.

But the average home consumer isn't often going to need all of that, unless they are in a multi-story concrete-walled or a sprawling house (or in an apartment, etc...)

Asharka:

Just bought a Nighthawk X6 with three dedicated bands. However, I’ve decided not to use one of the bands on the new router and save the antennas for higher speeds.

New configuration:

Internet coax <-> cable modem <-> Nighthawk X6 (WAP for devices) <-> switch <-> old Netgear (WAP for laptops)

As we have so many wireless devices that stream and game and have mobile connection, I thought this configuration would free all of that up by putting the laptops at the end. (CR is viewed on everything else but a laptop.) The hardwired computers are off the switch. IYO, is this an efficient config?

Thanks in advance.
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Posted 12/28/16



this is the most boring thread ive ever seen


this is the usual response from people who have no clue about the topic being discussed..


it's sad but true.. of how easy it is to just use the default ssid and pass code and you can get in some people's routers they are using the default ssid and passcode for years

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Posted 12/28/16 , edited 12/28/16
My family refuses to let me pick out a router and modem to buy, so instead, they rent this thing for $10/month. It makes no sense.



I don't use the wireless connection, because wireless is AIDS.
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Posted 12/29/16
I got a Netgear 3400 . . . .
Here try this.... http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E16833122378

I've had it for two or three years and it hasn't died yet. I got a Motorola modem so I can just plug into my Comcast and go.
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Posted 12/29/16 , edited 6/17/17
Belkin AC 750. Found it at a thrift store a couple years ago for 5 dollars, so I was pleased.

Been a fan of Belkin routers for some years now. Get good speeds, never run into problems with them, and I like the feature to program in a restart at any given time of the day.

*update*

Switched to a Belkin AC 1900 that I got on sale. Working very well.
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Posted 6/17/17 , edited 9/5/17

AnimeAddictANN69 wrote:

I'm still using the dual band wireless N router

maybe it's time to upgrade since with 2.4Ghz when i turned on the microwave i'll lose connection to the router

this particular model was on sale for $120..

NETGEAR Nighthawk AC1900 Dual Band Wi-Fi Gigabit Router (R7000) with Open Source Support
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00F0DD0I6?ref%5F=pe%5F171530%5F218023880%5Fem%5F1p%5F0%5Fti&redirect=true&pldnSite=1

there was another model AC1750.. was on sale for $88 with $20 coupon it's $68

the newer AC routers are pretty big though .. some are almost 2 lbs (vs 1/2 lb )



If you have now problems with wi-fi in your house, it's really better to change your router, I had the same problem and it was rather annoying
The model you mentioned is rather good, I saw many positive reviews about this Netgear type
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Posted 6/17/17 , edited 6/17/17
I got ARRIS and it's an improvement over the lame Hi-Tron piece of crap. Now I got blazing fast, no BS Wi-Fi in my house.
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Posted 6/17/17
Do you want to be spied on? No? Then use a modem. People can spy on you with a router if they know the address for it. They can see the websites you can go to, and I don't remember if they can do anything else, but not for me.
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Posted 6/21/17
they don't have a lot of wireless router that are small and lightweight while also energy efficient to they ?

If these things are plugged in 24/7 i want something that is energy star certified and small enough tape to my smart box door. The box with all the phone/cable/internet connections is in laundry room of all places
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