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# 162019 27-Jan-2015 00:34
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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

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

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  # 1222915 27-Jan-2015 04:00
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It's compatible I was using that exact model on BigPipe. The model will work regardless of the plan you choose.




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  # 1222961 27-Jan-2015 08:32
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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 :)




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  # 1223696 28-Jan-2015 00:00
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Thanks for your help.

Much appreciated. =]

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  # 1226008 31-Jan-2015 18:48
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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.

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  # 1226148 1-Feb-2015 11:14
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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
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http://www.smallnetbuilder.com/tools/charts/router/view



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  # 1226208 1-Feb-2015 15:38
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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

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