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Re: 108.11ac wireless routers dropping heavily in price at Media Markt

do you think we could get the topic changed to 802.11ac before 2016 or the standard becomes obsolete?
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Old 27.12.2015, 19:43
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Re: 802.11ac/b/g/n wireless routers dropping heavily in price at Media Markt

Fixed the title.

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Re: 802.11ac/b/g/n wireless routers dropping heavily in price at Media Markt

http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B...rch_detailpage

This bad boy covers a 330m2 sprawling bungalow with ease. Super easy to set up as well and looks like predator. What more could one want?
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Re: 108.11ac wireless routers dropping heavily in price at Media Markt

TP Link AV500 kit and Fritz 7390 gives us wifi anywhere we want inside our place. We even get the signal on the street 20 metres away.
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Old 27.12.2015, 21:55
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Re: 802.11ac/b/g/n wireless routers dropping heavily in price at Media Markt

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This bad boy covers a 330m2 sprawling bungalow with ease. Super easy to set up as well and looks like predator. What more could one want?
1 out of 5 Amazon reviews rates this router really poorly with the same drop outs described that I'm getting with my Netgear R6250.

Considering that, It wouldn't make sense to get another Netgear router.
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Old 27.12.2015, 22:58
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Fixed the title.

Now I need some recommendations
Airport Extreme or whatever it is called.
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Re: 108.11ac wireless routers dropping heavily in price at Media Markt

Tp link archer c7 about 99f most places now. Good 2.4/5g coverage. Runs cool. Moves the packets around fast. Keeps up with my 50-10 dsl no issues.
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Old 02.01.2016, 13:09
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Tp link archer c7 about 99f most places now. Good 2.4/5g coverage. Runs cool. Moves the packets around fast. Keeps up with my 50-10 dsl no issues.
No USB 3.0 though so not for me.
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Re: 108.11ac wireless routers dropping heavily in price at Media Markt

http://www.tp-link.com/en/products/d...Archer-C8.html

get the C8 then... just one step up...

TPLINK or Stinky Link as I used to call them, used to build utter trash.
However sometime in 2014 they upped their game by doing a complete
redesign. Their routers are running fairly cool, hot the heat pump melty
down your home types of old. MY C7 runs 24/7 for months without a reboot
and has had ZERO issues, I have 8 of them for various locations I work with.
Nothing is perfect but @ 99f good deal.. Anyway C8 also might suit
your bill... shop online better prices..

I am quite happy with tplink products, as a lot of them you can
LOBOTOMISE them to OPENWRT or DDWRT and voila.. highly
reliable router for little $$$.

Just a thought.
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Old 21.01.2016, 01:18
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Re: 108.11ac wireless routers dropping heavily in price at Media Markt

Now that this has been around for a while....

Anyone here bought one of these AC routers and can comment whether it has been able to run for a year or so without hanging/needing reboots?
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Old 21.01.2016, 09:29
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Now that this has been around for a while....

Anyone here bought one of these AC routers and can comment whether it has been able to run for a year or so without hanging/needing reboots?
I've got a NETGEAR R6250 (AC1600) which IMO, is a pile of junk.

The 5GHZ seems to drop out all the all time and the range is pitiful.

As for reboots - sometimes it's okay for a few days but other times it needs a power cycle to fix as even a reboot via the interface software doesn't fix things.

Features like the wi-fi sleep mode at night can't be used as the thing can't seem to get itself working again in the morning so needs a reboot.

There are problems with using it as a media server too as hanging a HDD off the USB 3.0 port is a bit hit and miss at times with it sometimes disappearing and other quirks.

I'm going to get a different router but I'll do it when I find one that I can confirm is up to the job.
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Old 21.01.2016, 09:41
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Re: 108.11ac wireless routers dropping heavily in price at Media Markt

Have you tried installing DD-WRT software on that router? DD WRT is superb, very easy to install, and gives you a lot of control over router and its features.
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Old 21.01.2016, 10:23
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Re: 108.11ac wireless routers dropping heavily in price at Media Markt

AC1900 is the end of the road for 99% of wireless network users as of now, as no mobile or consumer devices have more than a 3x3 antenna. In fact, most only have 2x2 so Wifi-N at 300Mbit or Wifi-AC at 900Mbit.

Three recommendations from me would be
Asus RT-AC68U
Netgear R7000
Linksys WRT1900AC

Be aware that there exist faster models (AC2350 standard ) which are not much more expensive (Asus RT-AC87U , Netgear R7500) but are known to be at times unstable at 5GHz bands due to additional chipsets powering the fourth antenna. For most users they offer no extra benefits but potential problems.

Anyway, I got the RT-AC68U just recently and it's the first time I've seen real-life WiFi bandwidth on both 2.4GHz and 5GHz bands in excess of 100mbit up/down. Big thumps up for that.
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Old 21.01.2016, 10:24
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Have you tried installing DD-WRT software on that router? DD WRT is superb, very easy to install, and gives you a lot of control over router and its features.
I quite like the Netgear interface and I don't need more features.

But I will look into it to see if it fixes a few of the problems I'm having.
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But I will look into it to see if it fixes a few of the problems I'm having.
I think you should look into the Linksys WRT1900AC or the cheaper WRT1200AC, currently the two best routers for added USB storage. They are powered by the Marvel chipsets which have built in NAS functionality, as compared to the whole rest which is Broadcom based.
Or just get a separate NAS with the added benefit of data redunancy. For example the Synology DS215j
http://en.toppreise.ch/prod_385113.html
it's one of the very few budget NAS which have enough bandwidth to saturate a Gigabit ethernet link.
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Re: 108.11ac wireless routers dropping heavily in price at Media Markt

You know what I found is a surprisingly good router?

The Swisscom Internet box. This one:

https://www.swisscom.ch/en/residenti...10233868).html

I have one at home, connected to fiber with 100Mbit/s.

When I test the speeds using speedtest.net, I get the following:

Lenovo Laptop, RHEL 7, wirelss: 101MBit/s each way.

So basically I'm maxing out my uplink. The wireless link itself is reported at 216MBit/s.

And that's pretty good...
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Re: 108.11ac wireless routers dropping heavily in price at Media Markt

And a comment regarding USB storage ...

It only goes so far until you have a problem. I personally have extremely bad experience with WD MyBook devices. It turns out the data is hardware encrypted on the USB/SATA interface part, and you have pretty much zero chance of data recovery if anything goes wrong. The HDD removed from an USB case and connected to a PC was unreadable. Luckily I was able to repair the electronics on my WD and rescue the data, but it's the last time I used USB for storing any important data. Not all USB enclosures encrypt, but life is a box of chocolates ...
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Re: 108.11ac wireless routers dropping heavily in price at Media Markt

I realize that this might be bringing a knife to a gun fight, but I just installed a Unifi access point in my house.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Ubiquiti-Net...ords=uap-ac-lr

I can't speak for absolute speed because most of the house is hardwired, but the coverage and stability of the access point is remarkable. I was absolutely fed-up with dropped signals. Since installing this access point, I've never had a dropped signal despite running 15+ devices on the network. Worth every penny I paid for it.

Extremely strong coverage, too -- I get a full signal over all three floors of the house as well as into the garden.
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Re: 108.11ac wireless routers dropping heavily in price at Media Markt

Thanks for the suggestions so far. I want a router that just works and that I will never need to reboot or deal with after set-up.

Any experiences on the reliability/stability for the router you have?
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Thanks for the suggestions so far. I want a router that just works and that I will never need to reboot or deal with after set-up.

Any experiences on the reliability/stability for the router you have?
I use the standard Orange box (I'm in France) as the router and haven't had any trouble with it. The trouble was always with the wifi signal. Bought the access point above, switched off the wifi signal from the router, and haven't had any problems since.

Setting up the access point took about 5 minutes.
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