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ASUS RT-AC3200 Router @ AMAZON - £149.99

£149.99 @ Amazon
Very powerful router. It is a standalone router, without ADSL/VDSL modem, which could be connected separately. Only version 3.0.0.4.380.3479 or lower can be flashed by 3rd part firmware. One of the… Read More
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Very powerful router.
It is a standalone router, without ADSL/VDSL modem, which could be connected separately.
Only version 3.0.0.4.380.3479 or lower can be flashed by 3rd part firmware.
One of the the lowest price!
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6m, 3d agoFound 6 months, 3 days ago
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I'm sure some of these new style routers also appeared on Robot Wars at some time in their lives
7 Likes
zx636r
Christ, look at the aerials on that..........
Pervert! :D

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Edited By: Total on Nov 18, 2016 12:22
9 Likes #2
I'm sure some of these new style routers also appeared on Robot Wars at some time in their lives
1 Like #3
Christ, look at the aerials on that..........
7 Likes #4
zx636r
Christ, look at the aerials on that..........
Pervert! :D
1 Like #5
furiousjammin
zx636r
Christ, look at the aerials on that..........
Pervert! :D

It's a phrase that can be used to describe so many things.....
:|
#6
zx636r
Christ, look at the aerials on that..........
This is freakier
http://www.ixbt.com/comm/netgear-r8000/p04.jpg
2 Likes #7
furiousjammin
zx636r
Christ, look at the aerials on that..........
Pervert! :D


if you got it flaunt it
#8
What's the practicality of this one? I'm looking to replace my Virging media hub because it drops wifi randomly, but this might be overkill
1 Like #9
PointDex
What's the practicality of this one? I'm looking to replace my Virging media hub because it drops wifi randomly, but this might be overkill
High internal wireless network traffic, lots of wireless devices/users, large home/office space, buildings with many thick walls between rooms.
2 Likes #10
Cold, needs more antennae.
1 Like #11
Guessing they are just price matching Maplin
1 Like #12
for what its worth, its a nice router i have it installed with merlin firmware

its overkill but i only paid £80 from ebay so no biggy

i am using it with a modem on sky and its rock solid
#13
whats so good about these expensive routers? anyone care to input
#14
For coverage, surely you be better off buying an average price router and then some homeplugs and WiFi extenders/switches?

Plus you'd still probably have a lot of change left compared to this.

Massive overkill for at least 95% of home users but maybe I'm missing something?
3 Likes #15
I don't know what this is, but it has lots of spikey things, so heat from me!
#16
Towelie
For coverage, surely you be better off buying an average price router and then some homeplugs and WiFi extenders/switches?

Plus you'd still probably have a lot of change left compared to this.

Massive overkill for at least 95% of home users but maybe I'm missing something?


depends on usage. as suggested if you have high volume traffic on the network e.g. 4k streaming from NAS or multiple 1080p ip camera recording etc, then you will need a powerful router to handle the traffic. wifi coverage alone is not the only factor.
furthermore, extender or home plug has significant impact on speed especially in buildings with thick walls or old electrical circuit
#17
PointDex
What's the practicality of this one? I'm looking to replace my Virging media hub because it drops wifi randomly, but this might be overkill

Which hub do you have, 1, 2, 2ac, or 3? You could maybe fix it depending on the version.

Edited By: rev6 on Nov 18, 2016 18:33
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£150 for a router oO
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rev6
PointDex
What's the practicality of this one? I'm looking to replace my Virging media hub because it drops wifi randomly, but this might be overkill

Which hub do you have, 1, 2, 2ac, or 3? You could maybe fix it depending on the version.


I have the same on my 2ac is there something specific rev6?
#21
rattla
rev6
PointDex
What's the practicality of this one? I'm looking to replace my Virging media hub because it drops wifi randomly, but this might be overkill
Which hub do you have, 1, 2, 2ac, or 3? You could maybe fix it depending on the version.
I have the same on my 2ac is there something specific rev6?

I had the 2nd version of a while and never had WiFi issues with 2.4Ghz. You could try changing to a better channel, unless it's simply not giving you enough signal so it drops, then you'd need a better router or another access point closer to where you lose it.

Edited By: rev6 on Nov 18, 2016 18:48
#22
yoyo59
whats so good about these expensive routers? anyone care to input


Highly configurable and very stable (I.e. doesn't need a reset for months, no WiFi dropouts etc.)
1 Like #23
Can it handle being a VPN client? Can't decide buying a premium router vs building a pfsense box coz snooping charter
#24
It's a beast, heat from me.
#25
May not be the case for this model but the Asus router I purchased for it's QoS "features" is terrible. Doesn't matter what rules you set up it just lets each device hog as much bandwidth as it would like. I'm on the latest firmware, Asus support were no help either. Personally I won't be buying an Asus router again.
#26
Towelie
For coverage, surely you be better off buying an average price router and then some homeplugs and WiFi extenders/switches?
Plus you'd still probably have a lot of change left compared to this.
Massive overkill for at least 95% of home users but maybe I'm missing something?

A lot of change left? Show us! :|
#27
ShroomHeadToad
PointDex
What's the practicality of this one? I'm looking to replace my Virging media hub because it drops wifi randomly, but this might be overkill
High internal wireless network traffic, lots of wireless devices/users, large home/office space, buildings with many thick walls between rooms.


Thanks, I also found article on cancerous wifi transmissions. Do you know of this? Do you think long term this could be had if I used this. I got a baby in the house
#28
I've had this router for ages now, paired with the AC68U, both fantastic routers
#29
Had been watching this for the price to go down and bought earlier today

Looking forward to replacing my hh5!
#30
voted hot for number of antennas and ugly looks...
#31
is this hit cos it's totally ****?
#32
Is it worth getting this and changing super hub 2/3 into modem mode ?
#33
Ok looking for some advice , currently have virgin internet as live in an area where that's the only fast option . As virgin don't use the BT line into the house they have drilled in the wall and its right at the end of our house and the range on the virgin router isn't great . I have 2g and 5g , both really fast when I can connect ! But that's not all the time ! And my kids can't connect to their Xbox and end up in total meltdown ! Do I need this item ? If so do I need anything else to go with it !?! Cheers for any help
#34
Why do they have to make these routers so ugly these days..?
3 Likes #35
JoeSpur
Why do they have to make these routers so ugly these days..?
I suspect men mostly buy routers and certainly would be buying this as it looks like a prop out of a scifi film. It's got deliberately agressive design which serves no other real purpose. A decent designer would make this thing fit into a home descretely not make it look like a futuristic robotic house hedgehog.

I also suspect the antennas are half empty (eg only have a short bit of wire in them) as is so often the case.

I wonder how many wives see their husband set this up and then go mental :D


Edited By: spannerzone on Nov 19, 2016 09:10
1 Like #36
spannerzone
JoeSpur
Why do they have to make these routers so ugly these days..?
I suspect men mostly buy routers and certainly would be buying this as it looks like a prop out of a scifi film. It's got deliberately agressive design which serves no other real purpose. A decent designer would make this thing fit into a home descretely not make it look like a futuristic robotic house hedgehog.
I also suspect the antennas are half empty (eg only have a short bit of wire in them) as is so often the case.
I wonder how many wives see their husband set this up and then go mental :D
Haha yeah, but have you seen the size of the average "powerful" router these days? They are all MASSIVE and mostly hollow...
#37
I'll stick with my Fritzbox 7490 amazing kit also acts as virtual switchboard handling phone calls so can block certain numbers integrates landline & broadband into one box I'd highly recommend it, costs more than this but worth it and looks like a UFO
1 Like #38
yoyo59
whats so good about these expensive routers? anyone care to input


Better wifi, handles more connections better like bit torrent, more advanced features like built in VPN clients, often handle the dsl side better, more stable, better development.

My Fritzbox handles phone calls too so get rid of dect base station & sync phone to the router does lots of very clever stuff.

It's overkill for the average user who might be happy with an ISP provided router but if you're fed up with boxes that crash or reboot, drop the line, freeze when you've got lots of downloads going, want a DMZ, better handling of ports for external access, better faster WiFi then its worth considering expensive routers like this.

Mine has ADSL & VDSL modems built in so one box solution even for FTTC. I just sold the Home Hub 6 BT just sent for free for £50 X)
1 Like #39
phildavies9
Ok looking for some advice , currently have virgin internet as live in an area where that's the only fast option . As virgin don't use the BT line into the house they have drilled in the wall and its right at the end of our house and the range on the virgin router isn't great . I have 2g and 5g , both really fast when I can connect ! But that's not all the time ! And my kids can't connect to their Xbox and end up in total meltdown ! Do I need this item ? If so do I need anything else to go with it !?! Cheers for any help


Several options

1. Get some coax & couplers & move the box to a more central location
2. Buy a new router & replace the Virgin one this might not completely fix the problem in big/old houses but you can always return it.
3. Buy the little plugins wifi extenders argos stock a tp-link one for about £15 you stick one of those near the edge of where your current WiFi reaches & this boosts it
#40
PointDex
ShroomHeadToad
PointDex
What's the practicality of this one? I'm looking to replace my Virging media hub because it drops wifi randomly, but this might be overkill
High internal wireless network traffic, lots of wireless devices/users, large home/office space, buildings with many thick walls between rooms.


Thanks, I also found article on cancerous wifi transmissions. Do you know of this? Do you think long term this could be had if I used this. I got a baby in the house


No imho it's ****. There are some very sensitive people who can feel very ill near wifi signals, in Sweden I think they recognise it as a serious illness & use special paint to block it out.

I wouldn't put a router or WAP in a nursery but I don't think wifi in the house will cause problems or cancer.

The things we put in our bodies & expose ourselves too plus hereditary factors cause cancer by a factor of millions more than a few milliwatts of WiFi at 2.4 & 5ghz could ever possibly cause.

2.4ghz radio transmissions have been around for decades in the home, car remotes, cordless phones, microwaves, baby monitors & more

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