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Topic # 195166 8-Apr-2016 14:04
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Lads, ladies.  What is a recommended router these days?


I've been using a Linksys E3000 loaded with DDWRT which I suspect is near-death and I may need to get a new router.


Looking for one with good wifi penetration as we have it in a cupboard in our house and the access on mobiles in poor in the office off the garage (which is much like a faraday cage).


Going to put the stock firmware back on in a few days but looking at options if the unit needs replacing.


(2.4ghz works fine when unencrypted.. but encrypted results in the inability for any device to connect to it)





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  Reply # 1528463 8-Apr-2016 14:06
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I've always preferred to use standalone AP's rather than all in one consumer units




Something like the Unifi UAP-AC-PRO/LITE/LR would be good

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  Reply # 1528464 8-Apr-2016 14:07
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Do you want a combined router+wifi?  If not, look at separate WiFi like Ubiquiti.  There are quite a few people on here who use them (me included) and they are great units.

They are PoE so you can place them anywhere an Ethernet cable can go.  Plus you can run multiple units, good for those Faraday type scenario's ;-)

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  Reply # 1528591 8-Apr-2016 17:18
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have you looked the many other threads asking pretty much the same question you are?

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  Reply # 1528598 8-Apr-2016 17:37
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Xclaims XI-3 is my current choice for APs.




Considering the fact your sitting on DDWRT currently, i assume your not looking for AIO/modem product.

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