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Topic # 152112 16-Sep-2014 12:46
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Pretty great deal, including free delivery.

http://www.harveynorman.co.nz/computers/networking-and-wireless/routers/linksys-ac1300-dual-band-wireless-router.html

Note does not do Vlan tagging, but does have 4 gigabit ethernet ports, and AC1300 wifi (5Ghz + 2.4Ghz)

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  Reply # 1129864 16-Sep-2014 12:53
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Isn't it always the way. Two days *after* I buy something it goes on sale...

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  Reply # 1129874 16-Sep-2014 13:07
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Pretty good deal considering its an ac 1750 router, good to use as a wireless AP though.

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1129889 16-Sep-2014 13:10
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mrgsm021: Pretty good deal considering its an ac 1750 router, good to use as a wireless AP though.


Yea, I'm looking to see if I can get some form of custom firmware on there to enable Vlan tagging.  Would be great to replace my UFB router with a gigabit one.



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  Reply # 1129894 16-Sep-2014 13:16
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Also upgraded my Intel wireless chip to the AC7260, which is the latest Intel chip, the internal one that I have in my laptop and Venue Pro 11 is only capable of 867Mbps.  Higher N speeds require Turbo QAM which I don't think is actually in the N standard (thus the intel chip doesn't support it).

 

Looks like there is a DD-WRT build for the EA6700, so if it gets finalised it will make a good alternative to the far more expensive Asus routers.

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  Reply # 1129903 16-Sep-2014 13:26
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Remember speeds are at layer 1 level and are theoretical maximums. In the real world don't expect to get any more than 100Mbps - 300Mbps (in a perfect environment) on AC gear.




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  Reply # 1129905 16-Sep-2014 13:29
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sbiddle: Remember speeds are at layer 1 level and are theoretical maximums. In the real world don't expect to get any more than 100Mbps - 300Mbps (in a perfect environment) on AC gear.



I was transferring about 55MBps over 867Mbps with Windows and AC7260 when I played with the EA6700 a couple weeks ago...looks like DD-WRT trashes wifi performance though

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  Reply # 1129914 16-Sep-2014 13:37
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Hey can this be a vdsl modem?

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  Reply # 1129926 16-Sep-2014 13:51
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macuser:
sbiddle: Remember speeds are at layer 1 level and are theoretical maximums. In the real world don't expect to get any more than 100Mbps - 300Mbps (in a perfect environment) on AC gear.



I was transferring about 55MBps over 867Mbps with Windows and AC7260 when I played with the EA6700 a couple weeks ago...looks like DD-WRT trashes wifi performance though

 

A lot of custom firmwares limit these AC chips to N speeds. The Asus RT-AC66U is one i've found this with.

But your speed of 55MB/s (440Mbps) sounds right.

My real world throughput in the same room as the AP on 867Mbps AC was about 300-400Mbps (wasn't benching, just watching network utilization)



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  Reply # 1129934 16-Sep-2014 13:59
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macuser:
sbiddle: Remember speeds are at layer 1 level and are theoretical maximums. In the real world don't expect to get any more than 100Mbps - 300Mbps (in a perfect environment) on AC gear.



I was transferring about 55MBps over 867Mbps with Windows and AC7260 when I played with the EA6700 a couple weeks ago...looks like DD-WRT trashes wifi performance though
A lot of custom firmwares limit these AC chips to N speeds. The Asus RT-AC66U is one i've found this with.

But your speed of 55MB/s (440Mbps) sounds right.

My real world throughput in the same room as the AP on 867Mbps AC was about 300-400Mbps (wasn't benching, just watching network utilization)


I think it might also be because the internal laptop cards only use the USB bus?  Could be wrong though.

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  Reply # 1129952 16-Sep-2014 14:29
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joker97: Hey can this be a vdsl modem?


This is a wireless router only, no modem built in



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  Reply # 1129957 16-Sep-2014 14:34
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mrgsm021:
joker97: Hey can this be a vdsl modem?


This is a wireless router only, no modem built in


DD-WRT is available in some non final form I believe (enabling the settings needed to enable UFB), but that significantly impacts Wifi AC performance.  So, no I wouldn't buy it for that unless you were prepared for some compromises.  When mine arrives I will experiment and see what I come up with.

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  Reply # 1129960 16-Sep-2014 14:36
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mdf: !

Isn't it always the way. Two days *after* I buy something it goes on sale...


Here too....


But on the other hand at the other end of the link....

WUMC710

Ascent $101
Harvey Norman $249

Swings and roundabouts....








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  Reply # 1129969 16-Sep-2014 14:47
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sbiddle:

 

Remember speeds are at layer 1 level and are theoretical maximums. In the real world don't expect to get any more than 100Mbps - 300Mbps (in a perfect environment) on AC gear.

 



Yep.... 220Mbps here using 5GHz only. Thru 2 timber/gib walls and distance of 10m.






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  Reply # 1129984 16-Sep-2014 15:00
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I have not had great experiences with Linksys equipment, I haven't tried any since Cisco sold it to Belkin so they may have improved.




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  Reply # 1130002 16-Sep-2014 15:07
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Is it easy to connect a 2 tb usb hd as my home server?

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