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Topic # 192072 25-Feb-2016 22:31
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Time to upgrade my WAP and I am looking at this unit.

 

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B008ABOJKS?

 

Looking at a router than ideally through stock firmware have rules to allow me to use Unotelly by blocking ore redirecting requests to Google DNS to Unotelly's but in a pinch happy to flash DD-WRT or Garygole.

 

Currently using a TPLink TL-WR1043ND-ND  flashed with Gargoyle but it is showing its age and time to replace.

 

Thoughts on this or some other choices?

 

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  Reply # 1501844 29-Feb-2016 21:30
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Well in the deafening silence to my post I decided to bite the bullet and get the Asus and it's on its way from Amazon now. Hope it does the trick. At the moment just putting Unotelly DNS in the Gargoyle flashed TPLink I have works fine for watching US Netflix so the stock firmware in the Asus should work similarly.





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  Reply # 1501975 1-Mar-2016 09:46
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That's a shame as I've just listed a second hand one on TradeMe - in great working order and only replaced as have upgraded to the AC3200 - if you can cancel your Amazon order, the listing is at:

 

 

 

http://www.trademe.co.nz/Browse/Listing.aspx?id=1043033052

 

 

 

 


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  Reply # 1501980 1-Mar-2016 10:03
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That router will do the trick. I used to have one before upgrading to the 87U.

 

If you're on UFB you can also use it as your modem - no need to use a separate one.





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  Reply # 1502081 1-Mar-2016 12:19
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Good to hear, espcially w.r.t. UFB though that's not in my neck of the woods until June 17.

Out of interest, why did you guys upgrade? Maybe I should have bought a differnt model?




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  Reply # 1502101 1-Mar-2016 12:55
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I upgraded because I have a large house (490 sqm) and section (2700m2) and wanted the best coverage I could get - not long after upgrading ASUS released the AC-5300 - should have got that frown.  I also use Asus-wrt Merlin, which I have found to be excellent firmware as a replacement to Asus' stock firmware.

 

 

 

Good luck with the new router.


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  Reply # 1502122 1-Mar-2016 13:28
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Same reason as Otagoland although my house and section isn't quite as big (490m2 that's huge!), and found the 66U just wasn't quite enough to cover everywhere I needed and I didn't want to use repeaters/extenders. That doesn't mean it's a bad router though! I'd have gone for the 68U but I always want the best of everything I can afford!

 

I have used Merlin too but decided to stick with stock which is good enough for me.





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  Reply # 1502369 1-Mar-2016 19:21
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Thanks guys. My Wi-Fi requirements are modest with only tablets and phones and a Amazon Fire stick and Chromecast requiring WiFi. All other devices including PCs, PS3. popcorn hour etc. all use wired ethernet connections.

Hopefully this Asus will do the job. I just felt it was time to upgrade given the TP-LINK was over 3 years old.




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  Reply # 1502380 1-Mar-2016 19:45
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You won't be disappointed - it's a very good unit.


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  Reply # 1502451 1-Mar-2016 21:00
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Otagolad:

That's a shame as I've just listed a second hand one on TradeMe - in great working order and only replaced as have upgraded to the AC3200 - if you can cancel your Amazon order, the listing is at:


 


http://www.trademe.co.nz/Browse/Listing.aspx?id=1043033052


 


 



Couldn't resist this, I was in the market for an ac router.

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  Reply # 1502457 1-Mar-2016 21:07
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Great unit, but will that really help the ongoing cat and mouse from Netflix, and potentially others? At some point it remains do-able to bypass the geo restrictions, but at the expense of "just works"?




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  Reply # 1502481 1-Mar-2016 21:47
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My TPLink with Gargoyle appears to work okay with Unotelly. I just wanted to make sure a new router would also work in this respect as well as providing improved WiFi coverage and possibly not having to flash custom firmware.





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System Two: Popcorn Hour A200 ,  Oppo BDP-80 BluRay Player with hardware mode to be region free, Vivitek HD1080P 1080P DLP projector with 100" screen. Harman Kardon HK AVR 254 7.1 receiver, Samsung 4K player, Google Chromecast

 


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