Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.




24 posts

Geek
+1 received by user: 1


Topic # 242729 11-Nov-2018 20:32
Send private message

I am currently with Slingshot and I am on the Fibre Gigabits plan. 

 

So far their free modem router (Netcomm NF18) works ok and I get around 850Mb down and 450Mb up (Ethernet cable). The only problem is its Wifi range doesn't seem to be able to 

 

cover the whole house. I am thinking of getting Asus RT-ac5300 (https://www.pbtech.co.nz/product/NETAS4053/ASUS-RT-AC5300-MU-MIMO-Gigabit-Wi-Fi-Gaming-Router)

 

Wonder if anyone who has used this router can share some of your thoughts, does it work seamlessly with Slingshot's fibre? 

 

I've also seen people mentioned fritzbox a lot, how is rt-ac5300 compared to fritzbox? 

 

Cheers

 

 

 

 


Create new topic
2175 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 415

Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 2123719 11-Nov-2018 20:53
Send private message

How big is the house??




24 posts

Geek
+1 received by user: 1


  Reply # 2123720 11-Nov-2018 20:54
Send private message

200m2


 
 
 
 


8220 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 2783

Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 2123721 11-Nov-2018 20:56
One person supports this post
Send private message

for that price, get 2 access points, or a mesh setup and bank the change.

 

 

 

dont buy into that marketing BS on those routers




24 posts

Geek
+1 received by user: 1


  Reply # 2123724 11-Nov-2018 21:05
Send private message

Jase2985:

 

for that price, get 2 access points, or a mesh setup and bank the change.

 

 

 

dont buy into that marketing BS on those routers

 

 

 

 

yeah it's very expensive so I want to make sure it's worth that price before I buy.


2175 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 415

Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 2123725 11-Nov-2018 21:06
Send private message

Can't possibly be.


Mr Snotty
8439 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 4361

Moderator
Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 2123726 11-Nov-2018 21:27
Send private message

The answer is no - it isn't worth the price. They're actually rubbish for the price and even worse, Asus won't send me one to fully test this theory (every other manufacturer has when I've asked).

 

If you're considering spending that sort of coin then just grab the Ubiquiti AmpliFi - you'll be way happier with it. It is simple to set up (Slingshot is PPPoE over VLAN 10) and can handle Gigabit speeds with HW-NAT enabled on them. Also they have incredibly good wireless performance and will be able to cover your house absolutely no problems.

 

Link here: https://www.pbtech.co.nz/product/NETUBI0208/Ubiquiti-AMPLIFI-AFi-HD-Mesh-Wi-Fi-System---3-Pack

 

The best thing about the AmpliFi is the fact the router actually looks nice and is compact. Believe it or not, in my quick tests it benchmarked better than the Asus RT-AC5300 and is the around the same price. The AmpliFi is phone app driven and has a bunch of features that are simple to use.

 

There is also a router comparison in my signature. Don't go with expensive consumer grade products, get one that works well for you the first time.







24 posts

Geek
+1 received by user: 1


  Reply # 2123736 11-Nov-2018 21:42
Send private message

michaelmurfy:

 

The answer is no - it isn't worth the price. They're actually rubbish for the price and even worse, Asus won't send me one to fully test this theory (every other manufacturer has when I've asked).

 

If you're considering spending that sort of coin then just grab the Ubiquiti AmpliFi - you'll be way happier with it. It is simple to set up (Slingshot is PPPoE over VLAN 10) and can handle Gigabit speeds with HW-NAT enabled on them. Also they have incredibly good wireless performance and will be able to cover your house absolutely no problems.

 

Link here: https://www.pbtech.co.nz/product/NETUBI0208/Ubiquiti-AMPLIFI-AFi-HD-Mesh-Wi-Fi-System---3-Pack

 

The best thing about the AmpliFi is the fact the router actually looks nice and is compact. Believe it or not, in my quick tests it benchmarked better than the Asus RT-AC5300 and is the around the same price. The AmpliFi is phone app driven and has a bunch of features that are simple to use.

 

There is also a router comparison in my signature. Don't go with expensive consumer grade products, get one that works well for you the first time.

 

 

 

 

cheers,

 

thanks for the info. 


27584 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 7050

Moderator
Trusted
Biddle Corp
Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 2123912 12-Nov-2018 09:07
Send private message

The expectation that a single AP/router can cover an entire large house is a 10yr old way of thinking. It is simply not realistic particularly since 5GHz is required to deliver the best performance.

 

 


Create new topic


Donate via Givealittle


Twitter »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

Kordia announces recipient of inaugural Women in Technology Scholarship
Posted 26-Mar-2019 22:48


T&G Global and Abundant Robotics show first commercial robotic apple harvester
Posted 26-Mar-2019 21:34


Amazon introduces new Kindle with adjustable front light
Posted 21-Mar-2019 20:14


A call from the companies providing internet access for the great majority of New Zealanders, to the companies with the greatest influence over social media content
Posted 19-Mar-2019 15:21


Two e-scooter companies selected for Wellington trial
Posted 15-Mar-2019 17:33


GeForce GTX 1660 available now
Posted 15-Mar-2019 08:47


Artificial Intelligence to double the rate of innovation in New Zealand by 2021
Posted 13-Mar-2019 14:47


LG demonstrates smart home concepts at LG InnoFest
Posted 13-Mar-2019 14:45


New Zealanders buying more expensive smartphones
Posted 11-Mar-2019 09:52


2degrees Offers Amazon Prime Video to Broadband Customers
Posted 8-Mar-2019 14:10


D-Link ANZ launches D-Fend AC2600 Wi-Fi Router Protected by McAfee
Posted 7-Mar-2019 11:09


Slingshot commissions celebrities to design new modems
Posted 5-Mar-2019 08:58


Symantec Annual Threat Report reveals more ambitious, destructive and stealthy attacks
Posted 28-Feb-2019 10:14


FUJIFILM launches high performing X-T30
Posted 28-Feb-2019 09:40


Netflix is killing content piracy says research
Posted 28-Feb-2019 09:33



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.


Support Geekzone »

Our community of supporters help make Geekzone possible. Click the button below to join them.

Support Geezone on PressPatron



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.