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Topic # 242729 11-Nov-2018 20:32
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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

 

 

 

 


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  Reply # 2123719 11-Nov-2018 20:53
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How big is the house??




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  Reply # 2123720 11-Nov-2018 20:54
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200m2


 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 2123721 11-Nov-2018 20:56
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for that price, get 2 access points, or a mesh setup and bank the change.

 

 

 

dont buy into that marketing BS on those routers




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  Reply # 2123724 11-Nov-2018 21:05
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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.


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  Reply # 2123725 11-Nov-2018 21:06
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Can't possibly be.


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  Reply # 2123726 11-Nov-2018 21:27
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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.







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  Reply # 2123736 11-Nov-2018 21:42
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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. 


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  Reply # 2123912 12-Nov-2018 09:07
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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.

 

 


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