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# 189231 21-Dec-2015 12:14
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Hey there, so I'm looking at getting a wireless router from pb tech but not sure which one to get.

 

These are the ones Im looking at: ASUS RT-AC56S, TP-LINK TL-ARCHERC7 AC1750, and D-Link DIR-880L Dual Band Wireless-AC1900

 

All Im looking for from it is for it to be able to hand multiple devices/laptops/computer, handle them gaming and downloading, and must have good range and speed.

 

If you would like to suggest any other routers to me then go ahead. Not wanting to spend more than $250ish

 

 

 

 

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  # 1454421 21-Dec-2015 12:19
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Do they have Netgear? I have the D7000 and it seems really solid and fast. Would recommend.



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  # 1454461 21-Dec-2015 12:40
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They do but none within my price range

 
 
 
 


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  # 1454499 21-Dec-2015 12:52
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If you're just needing a wireless access point (as in, have already got a router) then take a look at the Xclaim XI-3 (here) as it is within your price range at the moment (maybe a little over). It is the wireless AP I run and I find it fantastic. You'll just need to plug it into your router (disabling WiFi on your existing router) and then set it up via Cloudmanager. It is by-far the best access point I've owned.






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  # 1454510 21-Dec-2015 13:02
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Im actually looking at replacing my existing Linksys WRT350N router. Ive had it for about 6ish years now and I think its time to be replaced. not performing that well anymore

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  # 1454512 21-Dec-2015 13:05
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This one is 300Mbps (Wireless N) and is $63. Do you think you'll get better real world performance from one that's in theory 3 times faster and 3 times more expensive? Heck there used to be one that was $20 that was recommended to me here on GZ, I forget the details though.

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  # 1454541 21-Dec-2015 13:26
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timmmay: This one is 300Mbps (Wireless N) and is $63. Do you think you'll get better real world performance from one that's in theory 3 times faster and 3 times more expensive? Heck there used to be one that was $20 that was recommended to me here on GZ, I forget the details though.


I have it's earlier brother the WR TL740N and it's rock solid as far as WiFi goes so the above should also be good..




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  # 1454591 21-Dec-2015 14:38
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The r7000 is only just a bit more than 250




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  # 1454606 21-Dec-2015 15:22
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michaelmurfy: If you're just needing a wireless access point (as in, have already got a router) then take a look at the Xclaim XI-3 (here) as it is within your price range at the moment (maybe a little over). It is the wireless AP I run and I find it fantastic. You'll just need to plug it into your router (disabling WiFi on your existing router) and then set it up via Cloudmanager. It is by-far the best access point I've owned.


I see Ubiquiti mentioned on here a lot, do you have any experience with Ubiquiti and how does this compare?

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  # 1454611 21-Dec-2015 15:36
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What do people feel about the DrayTek VigorFly 210

 

 

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  # 1454618 21-Dec-2015 15:57
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I see Ubiquiti mentioned on here a lot, do you have any experience with Ubiquiti and how does this compare?


(The OP has asked for a router with wireless ac, not a Wireless Access Point.)

The Xclaim and Ubiquiti UniFi are both WAPs which run on Power over Ethernet (PoE)

The Ubiquiti is NOT user friendly, and is tricky to set up - definitely not a consumer hardware item.  Also expensive if you want the ac version.




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  # 1454841 21-Dec-2015 22:20
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anyone with anymore suggestions?


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  # 1454845 21-Dec-2015 22:32
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I see Ubiquiti mentioned on here a lot, do you have any experience with Ubiquiti and how does this compare?


(The OP has asked for a router with wireless ac, not a Wireless Access Point.)

The Xclaim and Ubiquiti UniFi are both WAPs which run on Power over Ethernet (PoE)

The Ubiquiti is NOT user friendly, and is tricky to set up - definitely not a consumer hardware item.  Also expensive if you want the ac version.


Unitil the new ones come out here, yes. Ones sold now are far too expensive for a first gen AC device.

I would wait till feb. I'm slumming it on 2.4GHz here till then, sold the old AC ones because they sucked too much power for my poor switch and really didnt perform all that great.




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  # 1456018 23-Dec-2015 14:34
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It's a little over what you are looking to spend, but I have the ASUS RT-AC68U and it's excellent. It improved the wireless performance in my house by about 30% speed-wise, which I attribute to the dual-band output. The coverage is excellent all over my little townhouse - nothing less than 4 bars in any room, upstairs and down (I have it situated on top of a bookcase in approximately the middle of the house). You can set up extra 5Ghz-only networks using the "guest network" feature. It claims to be the world's fastest Wi-Fi router and the pre-purchase reviews I read certainly rated it right up there.

It's currently $340 at PB Tech. I paid in the $400's when I got mine, and I felt I got good value for money even at that price. I believe it will also be suitable when I get fibre in about 15 months from now. Not the prettiest bit of kit in the world, but I can overlook that :)

Edited to add that I'm not the most technical person in the world and I found the user interface easy to navigate. Also wanted to add that this is purely a router. Needs to be bridged to a modem - mine's bridged to my Spark-issued Technicolour.




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