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#272573 2-Jul-2020 17:22
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I realise there is a similar thread below but as I have a few extra criteria I thought I would start another one.

 

Anyway...I'm looking for suggestions for a good all-in-one router that handles a Gigabit connection without having to load custom firmware(I believe a well sorted one ideally shouldn't require

 

it). Would also like decent storage speed via drive connected via USB...stepping stone in deciding if I should invest in a NAS

 

Sounds pedantic but to keep my wife happy, as my set up is in the corner of the living-room, I'm hoping for a discreet solution. Currently running a Netgear R700 which is hardly noticeable

 

in black and with the ability to turn the LEDs off. Having a few issues with it(started another thread) so a new router could be plan B.

 

Thanks in advance


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  #2516348 2-Jul-2020 17:52
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Did you look at the router guide at the top of this sub forum?




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  #2516372 2-Jul-2020 18:23
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Yes I did and many other threads. In the Router Guide thread most members that are using all-in-one routers are also using custom firmware(as I am) to get decent speeds.

 

I'd prefer not to have to resort to doing that...shouldn't they "just work" out of the box? Curious about routers such as Synology RT2600ac...a little shocked how much the price has risen since it was launched though.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 
 
 
 


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  #2516376 2-Jul-2020 18:27
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FritzBox handles gigabit out of the box. 





 

 

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  #2516384 2-Jul-2020 18:36
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so does a HG659


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  #2516393 2-Jul-2020 18:49
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The question for you - why the requirement for custom firmware? What is there to gain?

You also have not spoken about budget etc.

If you want decent performance then look into the UniFi Dream Machine (you can also turn the light off on this). Else just stick with your ISP provided router.




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  #2516396 2-Jul-2020 18:52
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@michaelmurfy the OP has a problem with his current Netgear router (I still think it's related to using USB 3 causing interference on 2.4 GHz). I think there's more stuff here - spreading over lots of different threads is not helping.





 

 

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  #2516397 2-Jul-2020 18:53
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I’m using an AmpliFi HD system with Spark on a gigabit fibre plan and it works well. It’s a good looking unit too so will definitely keep the wife happy. You can’t attach a drive to it though. 





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  #2516404 2-Jul-2020 19:06
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Sorry for the separate threads...thought it would be the best way to get relevant answers/solutions. One for Plan A(sorting my existing router) and one for Plan B(a new one).


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  #2516474 2-Jul-2020 20:13
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i use a Fritzbox , plug my hard drive into it and use the Fritz Nas  

 

     

  • With FRITZ!NAS you can make your files available throughout the entire home network. The files can be saved safely in the storage media connected to the FRITZ!Box or connected with the FRITZ!Box online. With FRITZ!NAS and MyFRITZ! you can access your data from anywhere - from any computer or mobile device.
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  • Be it for fast access from a device at home (fritz.nas), for convenient access from computers in the home network (Windows sharing / SMB) or from on the go (MyFRITZ! or FTP), the FRITZ!Box offers you many options to access your data from anywhere at any time.
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  • Using the sharing function of fritz.nas it is possible to grant third parties access to files and folders through a http link.
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  • Thanks to the FRITZ!Media server you have access to your media data from any device in the entire house, using established standards like UPnP/DLNA (TV, mobile device, wireless radio...) without complicated configuration. With an Android cell phone you use the FRITZ!App Media to play back media files or control other devices.
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  • Thanks to the USB ports on the FRITZ!Box you can also use a printer with multiple PCs without having to replug any cables.
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  • You can listen to your music everywhere in the home "to go" on your telephone (with FRITZ!Fon), send music to your stereo system (with the FRITZ!WLAN Repeater N/G) or use USB sticks on the FRITZ!Box like locally connected devices (FRITZ!VPN). With the FRITZ!Box as network memory there are many options for using your data more conveniently and flexibly.




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