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Topic # 129102 3-Sep-2013 21:12
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Hi,

So I'm moving to a new house and it has fibre available. However I don't want to go with the stock router provided by ISP's. I'm leaning towards SNAP so don't want the fritzbox, it's so ugly and I want a router that supports 802.11ac. My understanding is all ISPs provide the ONT unit and then a router that supports VLAN tagging? So you can always change the router as long as it supports VLAN tagging? Is this correct? 

I've been looking through the forums but couldn't really find any options for a list of routers that support VLAN tagging (or google). It's not really a feature router manufacturers document.

So my question is, can anyone recommend a good router that supports VLAN tagging, has 802.11ac and is around the $250-$350 price mark?

I'v seen this http://www.dlink.co.nz/products/?pid=1005 which says it supports UFB but it doesn't say it supports VLAN tagging and I don't want a modem/router combo. Plus I haven't read anywhere in the forums of people using one for UFB.

Any help would be awesome.

Cheers,
Anand

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  Reply # 889275 3-Sep-2013 21:29
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Asus RT-AC66U fits both the VLAN tagging, and wifi ac requirements.

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I would look into one of these:
http://pricespy.co.nz/product.php?p=1291082
You could probably get it cheaper if you got it from overseas, too.

I have an Asus RT-N66U, which is very similar to the AC66U unit and the stock firmware does support VLAN tagging. It's under the advanced setup options in the connection wizard, or under IPTV settings.

 
 
 
 


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You have it backwards if you think a DLink is an upgrade over a Fritzbox.

Why not use the Fritzbox and add a seperate wifi AP for 802.11ac?



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  Reply # 889280 3-Sep-2013 21:42
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@Ragnor reason for not using the fritzbox and getting an 802.11ac AP is snap charge you for the router, so I'll be buying two devices. Plus I would rather work with one device. 

Also I'm having the device I'n the lounge and the fritzbox is ugly. Finally Fritzbox only has 2 Gbit ports(7340 model). I'll be plugging I'm two raspberry pi's and a NAS server. Again I could plug something extra to get more ports but I like working with one routing device. Yeah I know I'm fussy lol

Thanks for help guys. Can get the AC66U pretty cheap from Amamzon plus $30 or so for youshop shipping. Might be the option.

http://www.amazon.com/RT-AC66U-Dual-Band-Wireless-AC1750-Gigabit-Router/dp/B008ABOJKS/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1378201465&sr=8-1&keywords=Asus+RT-AC66U 

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