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Old 01-08-2013, 08:17 PM   #1
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Default Router recommendation

What's the best money not an issue router available on the market?

I'm looking at (ASUS RT-N66U Dual-Band Wireless-N900 Gigabit Router)
http://www.amazon.com/RT-N66U-Dual-B...-N66U+-RT-N66U

Not sure if its worth getting the newer model

Thanks.

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Old 01-08-2013, 08:44 PM   #2
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You are Better Off of this Model ( RT-N66U).

The so call newer model added a None standard mode (aka ac) that might cause the same conundrum as happened with the pre-N darft-N versions of yesterdays.


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Old 01-08-2013, 10:37 PM   #3
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The RT-N66U is a solid router. The RT-AC66U that JackMDS is referring to is problematic.
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I've been very happy with my Cisco E4200v1 I picked up for about $85 from their refurbished store. It seemed brand-new when I got it and has been rock solid in my apartment.
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Old 01-10-2013, 02:23 AM   #5
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do you guys think the RT-AC66U will get better in the future after firmware updates?
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do you guys think the RT-AC66U will get better in the future after firmware updates?
It's certainly possible, but it's also possible that Asus stops releasing updates and leaves it in a broken state. It's not uncommon for hardware revisions to be released and earlier revisions to be forgotten/ignored.
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Most of the Per-N draft-N releases stayed as is after the release of the final version. The same manufacturers that released the N before will release this year yet another pre, draft, whatever, 802.ac

The manufacturers actions depends on the financial experience with the pre/draft-N releases.

The consumer? Nah they never learn.



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do you guys think the RT-AC66U will get better in the future after firmware updates?
I wouldn't buy something like a router based on the possibility that the company releases a firmware that either a) fixes a problem or b) improves the quality.
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Just get the RT-N66U and be done with it. I have it and love it... especially with the Tomato/shibby firmware!
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Old 01-10-2013, 06:45 PM   #10
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I just set up the RT-N66U. It was the easiest set up for a router I have ever done. Last Sunday I set up a TP Link device, The Asus took half the time.
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