Router recommendation

Discussion in 'Networking' started by Manischewitz, Jan 8, 2013.

  1. Manischewitz

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    #1 Manischewitz, Jan 8, 2013
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  3. JackMDS

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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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    AnonymouseUser Diamond Member

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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.
     
  6. Manischewitz

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    do you guys think the RT-AC66U will get better in the future after firmware updates?
     
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    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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  9. Brainonska511

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    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!
     
  11. RLGL

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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.