ASUS RT-AC1200 Wireless Router (Best Reviewed Dual Band) Flash Sale Delivered - £36.67 @ Gearbest
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ASUS RT-AC1200 Wireless Router (Best Reviewed Dual Band) Flash Sale Delivered - £36.67 @ Gearbest

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Found 16th Oct
The best reviewed dual band router in its prize range in Amazon UK reviews
amazon.co.uk/ASU…FD6

It has never gone below £55 in Amazon so this Gearbest Flash Deal looks really tempting.

Already ordered mine hoping it gets here in 2 weeks time.

You can use this as a cheap and more reliable repeater.

It will come with UK plug adapter, but if the adapter in your old router fits the DC plug and its fairly the same voltage (+/- 1V) you can use it instead for reliability.

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Router only - no modem.

Voted hot BUT Xiaomi router 3 flashed with Asus firmware does the same thing for cheaper

The Xiaomi has worked fine for over a year for me

uk.gearbest.com/wir…tml

Padavan firmware
Edited by: "gap30" 17th Oct
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Not gb lan

Router only - no modem.

Good deal would have bought if it supported Merlin. Heat added

Would thus work with BT smart hub, with a power line adapter. We have a room with WiFi doesn't reach, but can use a power line.

pill35 m ago

Would thus work with BT smart hub, with a power line adapter. We have a …Would thus work with BT smart hub, with a power line adapter. We have a room with WiFi doesn't reach, but can use a power line.


It should, as long as you know how to configure a router.

Voted hot BUT Xiaomi router 3 flashed with Asus firmware does the same thing for cheaper

The Xiaomi has worked fine for over a year for me

uk.gearbest.com/wir…tml

Padavan firmware
Edited by: "gap30" 17th Oct

Can I run a VPN from this ?.
Edited by: "microbar" 17th Oct

Not much use without a decent modem

microbar1 h, 53 m ago

Can I run a VPN from this ?.


Looking for a router capable of running a von client myself, mine does but only at about 7mb.

goRt39 m ago

Yes it is


No it's only Fast Ethernet, it's listed on the specification on the Asus website here

I have the asus dsl n66u, vdsl a single box solution if you have fibre broadband

jasee5 h, 18 m ago

Not much use without a decent modem


Perfect for cable ISP's such as Virgin Media where you can't use your own modem.

is this better than virgin superhub 3?

ady857 m ago

is this better than virgin superhub 3?

Anything is better than the superhub, I have put mine in modem mode and connected another router to it and now I'm getting much better speeds.

beaksdale2 h, 14 m ago

No it's only Fast Ethernet, it's listed on the specification on the Asus …No it's only Fast Ethernet, it's listed on the specification on the Asus website here

You're correct, but the link to Amazon shows gigabit!!

Actually i need some router to work with VM superhub 3 , this is a worst router ever

I found the wifi connectively OK with this, but then I found it has 5G band and for me this was a much stronger connection. When you connect to this try the 5G band if you think the connection is not that strong. The 5G network normally has the same name as the standard band, but ends with the characters _5G.

InsaneNutter2 h, 17 m ago

Perfect for cable ISP's such as Virgin Media where you can't use your own …Perfect for cable ISP's such as Virgin Media where you can't use your own modem.



Aren`t most people switching to fibre?

jasee13 m ago

Aren`t most people switching to fibre?


No.

I ordered this as was having issues with my Virgin wifi range.
After ordering I realised that it was not gig ports, there is another really similar model with Gig ports.
I couldnt be bothered to cancel and instead ordered a Netgear R6220 AC1200. So soon I will have 2 routers and will be able to compare them together using My Superhub in modem mode.

I will probably link them together and expand my wireless capacity in the house using a cable so all is not lost.

I have the Virgin superhub 2ac and so far The Netgear R6220- Ac1200 does not seem like it has a much greater range than the Virgin box, but also not worse and it feels more solid and has a bit more control.
Once the Gearbest package arrives (in about 6 months) I will update you all as to which one offers the best range.

I have also noticed there are deals here to upgrade the Superhub2ac to Superhub3 currently at Virgin for free, but lots of people are warning me off that. So I think I will stay put.

adeelp2 h, 19 m ago

Anything is better than the superhub, I have put mine in modem mode and …Anything is better than the superhub, I have put mine in modem mode and connected another router to it and now I'm getting much better speeds.


My superhub 3 works really well, maybe I got lucky and got a good unit? I get 170mbit wifi on phone+laptop and 230mbit on ethernet, paying for a 200mbit connection. Well pleased with its performance (not so much lack of configuration options like custom DNS server or vpn though)

gap309 h, 46 m ago

Voted hot BUT Xiaomi router 3 flashed with Asus firmware does the same …Voted hot BUT Xiaomi router 3 flashed with Asus firmware does the same thing for cheaperThe Xiaomi has worked fine for over a year for mehttps://uk.gearbest.com/wireless-routers/pp_497233.htmlPadavan firmware


Only 2 ports, but it is fantastic value.

goRt2 h, 57 m ago

You're correct, but the link to Amazon shows gigabit!!


Just noticed that though the one on Amazon is the ASUS RT-AC1200G, which I'm guessing is an updated model with Gigabit Ethernet and 3G/4G modem support

InsaneNutter4 h, 35 m ago

Perfect for cable ISP's such as Virgin Media where you can't use your own …Perfect for cable ISP's such as Virgin Media where you can't use your own modem.


Any idea if I could use this with the Vodafone Hub? It's suffering terrible WiFi issues and I'm Told I can't use my own hub. How does this work? Just plug in via ethernet and use as a bridge?

Not the same model as the amazon review

I can't recommended this enough, fabulous piece of kit

If it was sold by anyone else I'd have snapped it up.
But it's gear best... You've got more chance of seeing Elvis live in concert than getting me to buy from them again.

OP the amazon one in the description is not the one on gearbest

1200G vs 1200

..but with the WPA2 protocol now vulnerable, has this device been patched/will they post a security update?

f3rgy157 h, 25 m ago

I have the asus dsl n66u, vdsl a single box solution if you have fibre …I have the asus dsl n66u, vdsl a single box solution if you have fibre broadband

Does the dsl-n66u support VPN services? I know the rt-n66u does but I've not found much info on the dsl model and a single box solution sounds much better!

musefan20012 h, 42 m ago

Any idea if I could use this with the Vodafone Hub? It's suffering …Any idea if I could use this with the Vodafone Hub? It's suffering terrible WiFi issues and I'm Told I can't use my own hub. How does this work? Just plug in via ethernet and use as a bridge?


You could log on to this router and disable DHCP. You essentially turn it in to a wireless access point that can then co-exist with your Vodafone hub.

Once you have disabled DHCP all you would do is connect this router via Ethernet to the Vodafone Hub like it was any other device. Any devices that connect via this routers Wireless will get an IP address and internet from the Vodafone Hub.

Just a warning that this device has a MediaTek CPU rather than Broadcom so it will not run DDWRT but Padavan (which I personally found inferior).


The G model mentioned above is indeed a Broadcom model so superior to the "simple" 1200.

InsaneNutter11 m ago

You could log on to this router and disable DHCP. You essentially turn it …You could log on to this router and disable DHCP. You essentially turn it in to a wireless access point that can then co-exist with your Vodafone hub.Once you have disabled DHCP all you would do is connect this router via Ethernet to the Vodafone Hub like it was any other device. Any devices that connect via this routers Wireless will get an IP address and internet from the Vodafone Hub.




Ah that's awesome thanks for the reply! Thought it would be along those lines just wast certain!

jasee5 h, 18 m ago

Aren`t most people switching to fibre?



Not that I know of?

Unless you live in one of the few areas of the UK where fiber is run all the way to your premises, your ISP won't be able to get anywhere near the speeds Virgin offer.

Fiber (to the cabinet) = 76 meg
Virgin = 300 meg
Fiber (to the premises) = 1000 meg <--- If you can get this then your extremely lucky. It's mainly blocks of flats in major cities which can, along with some newer residential areas.
Edited by: "InsaneNutter" 17th Oct

ady859 h, 12 m ago

is this better than virgin superhub 3?


I have this exact router bough maplin 55 removed bt super hub went from 6-12mb avaerage . Switched over to Virgin 200mb and from 20m away getting 240mb on WiFi. Didn't bother fitting cat6 cable I planned .
Edited by: "liammacca" 17th Oct

Can anyone recommend a decent cheap router that can run dd-wrt? Looking to use a VPN for the whole house.

Penguino1018 m ago

Can anyone recommend a decent cheap router that can run dd-wrt? Looking to …Can anyone recommend a decent cheap router that can run dd-wrt? Looking to use a VPN for the whole house.


If it helps you or the person who'll be recommending one, here's the supported list of dd-wrt routers: dd-wrt.com/wik…ces

Or, search the database instead at: dd-wrt.com/sit…ase

liammacca31 m ago

I have this exact router bough maplin 55 removed bt super hub went from …I have this exact router bough maplin 55 removed bt super hub went from 6-12mb avaerage . Switched over to Virgin 200mb and from 20m away getting 240mb on WiFi. Didn't bother fitting cat6 cable I planned .

Did you use superhub in modem mode than attach this as the router?
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