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# 240580 14-Sep-2018 18:07
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Hi All,

 

I've noticed Mightyape is running a special on some Asus routers, just wondering if anyone has had any good or bad experiences with them what if they have a preferred device?

 

Also I'm currently using a Fritzbox 7490 using Spark Fibre (900/400 plan), would I see any gain upgrading away from this? I'm looking to see if I can get any better Wifi performance in terms of coverage.

 

https://www.mightyape.co.nz/computers/networking/routers/all?q=brand~asus

 

Cheers.


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  # 2090840 14-Sep-2018 18:15
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I'm seriously not a fan of these devices for xDSL.

 

 

 

the chipset/firmware is just so damn picky... also it makes it far too easily to tweak snr for the inexperienced user.

 

Can't say i have seen too many issues for fibre though.

 

 

 

The only gotcha is the DSL ones don't often offload properly..

 

Netgears also seem to have the same issue, kinda annoying for a device marketed to do it all.





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  # 2090843 14-Sep-2018 18:22
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Best option is you want improved WiFi is a dedicated standalone AP.

 

 


 
 
 
 


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  # 2090845 14-Sep-2018 18:28
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The stand alone routers are fine for all in one units, however the ones with xDSL built into them are a bit finnicky - wouldn't recommend 'em.

 

If you're gonna be on DSL for a while, get one and a Draytek Vigor 120/130 depending on if you're VDSL or ADSL, if you're not, get gigabit and see what your ISP gives you - odds are that'll be good enough unless you're doing some pretty intense stuff, where like sbiddle said, you're better off piecing a network together out of a proper router only router and some access points.





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  # 2090848 14-Sep-2018 18:38
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Sorry I'm not using DSL, I've got Fibre through Spark on their Gig plan.

 

Dedicated AP does sound like a good idea


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