Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.




9 posts

Wannabe Geek
+1 received by user: 1


Topic # 162019 27-Jan-2015 00:34
Send private message


I'm not sure what hardware to buy for Bigpipe's Elite 200/200 Mbps Plan.
I've been looking at the ASUS RT-AC66U, I don't know if it's even compatible.

> I'm after relatively easy setup
> I like the idea of a shared USB HDD connected to the router
> Max 5 Wireless connection at anyone time
> Max 3 Ethernet connection at anyone time

Any suggestions would be much appreciated. Budget is around $300

Network Capability Map - Chorus

Benchmark Drive, Massey, Auckland
Network capability:
UFB fiber up to 200 Mbps
Broadband > 20 Mbps (with the right modem and plan)

Although ISP's don't offer fiber in my area, the street looks ready. Fingers crossed it will be soon.

Create new topic
2089 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 220

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 1222915 27-Jan-2015 04:00
Send private message

It's compatible I was using that exact model on BigPipe. The model will work regardless of the plan you choose.




MacBook Pro 13" w/ Touch Bar (2017) | iPad Pro 10.5 Wi-Fi 128GB (Space Grey) | iPhone 8 Plus 64GB (Product RED) | HomePod (Space Grey) | Apple TV 4K | Apple TV (4th Generation) | Apple Watch Series 4 44mm (Space Grey)


297 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 160

Trusted

  Reply # 1222961 27-Jan-2015 08:32
Send private message

In terms of the router, that would be overkill for most people. Will you be using the max amount of ethernet ports? Is the USB HDD a large priority?

The NF8AC (pretty much the NF4V without VoIP) is a cheaper alternative and fits the requirements for most people. In saying this as long as you get a router that can handle speeds of 200/200 you'll be fine :)




Lannah - find me on twitter.


 
 
 
 




9 posts

Wannabe Geek
+1 received by user: 1


  Reply # 1223696 28-Jan-2015 00:00
Send private message

Thanks for your help.

Much appreciated. =]

348 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 25


  Reply # 1226008 31-Jan-2015 18:48
Send private message

Flickky: In terms of the router, that would be overkill for most people. Will you be using the max amount of ethernet ports? Is the USB HDD a large priority?

The NF8AC (pretty much the NF4V without VoIP) is a cheaper alternative and fits the requirements for most people. In saying this as long as you get a router that can handle speeds of 200/200 you'll be fine :)
NF4V without VoIP but with wireless AC additionally.

4025 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1076

Trusted

  Reply # 1226148 1-Feb-2015 11:14
One person supports this post
Send private message

Make it decent though, while this chart doesn't have every model of router ever, it gives you an idea that there are quite a few devices that can't do 200Mbps WAN -> LAN throughput. Google cache link since the site is down
Original link:
http://www.smallnetbuilder.com/tools/charts/router/view



9 posts

Wannabe Geek
+1 received by user: 1


  Reply # 1226208 1-Feb-2015 15:38
Send private message

eXDee: Make it decent though, while this chart doesn't have every model of router ever, it gives you an idea that there are quite a few devices that can't do 200Mbps WAN -> LAN throughput. Google cache link since the site is down
Original link:
http://www.smallnetbuilder.com/tools/charts/router/view


Thanks for helping me understand what I require.

Awesome link

Create new topic



Twitter »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.


Geekzone Live »

Our community of supporters help make Geekzone possible. Click the button below to join them.

Support Geezone on PressPatron



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.