ASUS RT-AC3200 Tri-Band Gigabit Wireless Router @ Maplin
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ASUS RT-AC3200 Tri-Band Gigabit Wireless Router @ Maplin

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Found 29th Apr 2016
ASUS RT-AC3200 Tri-Band Gigabit Wireless Router, Access Point/Repeater/Media bridge Mode, USB3.0, Time Machine, 3G/4G Dongle Support
Bank holiday offer, It has been cheaper in the past.
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Some weird trend this week with all those routers and repeaters. Already purchased 3 since last week lol
Original Poster
My wifi kept dropping on virgin media, I've still to set this up.
Pricey, but it's got 6 aerials, so that's pretty good value. My current router only has one aerial and was about £40, so this actually works out much, much cheaper.
Thanks OP....
looks like Statue of Liberty's crown!!!
needs more aerials
You'll be able to get a signal in Beirut of that X)
It is interesting how these look a lot like animals, netgears 8 antenna one is like a hedgehog, for this I would say a peacock.

I have just installed it at home, it's incredible. Can't recommend it enough.

Although it does look like my living room is being invaded by robot spiders

Rom

I want this … I want this one[img]http://images17.newegg.com/is/image/newegg/33-320-244-TS?$S640$[/img]


Cold. Too much for what it is. This price will net you a better router, just not this one. The broadcom stuff needs to come down. Still not MU-MIMO ready. The double access points sound good but not necessarily great in practice. Underbaked firmware etc.
Edited by: "MRP" 30th Apr 2016
MRP

Cold. Too much for what it is. This price will net you a better router, … Cold. Too much for what it is. This price will net you a better router, just not this one. The broadcom stuff needs to come down. Still not MU-MIMO ready. The double access points sound good but not necessarily great in practice. Underbaked firmware etc.



You don't get much choice in terms of better routers..

gadgetreview.com/bes…016
I name you... the hedgehog.
ABZ 'E'

My wifi kept dropping on virgin media, I've still to set this up.


If this router gives you the option of being just an access point and not putting your virgin router into modem only then go with that set up. Mine kept losing bands when I set it up with the virgin router in modem only. Having it as just an access point stopped this.
Rom

I want this … I want this one[img]http://images17.newegg.com/is/image/newegg/33-320-244-TS?$S640$[/img]


Looks like a support base for a skyscraper
One word. Ubiquiti. I don't do consumer kit these days.
DealJourno

One word. Ubiquiti. I don't do consumer kit these days.


I'll retract that, I would use Mikrotik kit too which is consumer kit.
You are better off with a dedicated wireless Access Point ...and if placed correctly it should resolve all your wireless issues...
Could it be used as a car eyelash?
jenny1eccles

Could it be used as a car eyelash?


It will go nicely along with anyone's pink Mini Cooper
Those aerials are fake. Empty tubes with a 22mm stub in the base.
snapdragon

Those aerials are fake. Empty tubes with a 22mm stub in the base.



Oh don't be so......
https://discourse.labs.nic.cz/uploads/default/original/1X/e971ef1f4dbc9ab1e898dd45dc964be5dfa025cb.jpg

SAY WHAAAAT???



Edited by: "spannerzone" 30th Apr 2016
spannerzone

Oh don't be so......SAY WHAAAAT???:D



That is awesome.
I have AC-87U which is very similar, its ok better than isp supplied but not much of in improvement from my asus RT-N66U expect AC support.
asus do update the firmware on these very frequently and merlin also supports it DD WRT and tomato not so well supported on the never routers at least no on my 87U
I take it this can't replace a BT Home hub but connects to one of the ethernet ports?
Has anyone used it with a Home Hub?
waqasahmed

You don't get much choice in terms of better … You don't get much choice in terms of better routers..http://www.gadgetreview.com/best-wireless-router-for-home-gaming-mac-overall-2015-2016



To be fair it is a good router. The prices are silly though. If I spent this much there are other options too. It's odd saying £150 is a great deal. But you can do worse! It is worth pinning out that several features are not quite as they make them out to be despite its early 2015 launch. Bigger numbers etc are misleading.
tanked

I take it this can't replace a BT Home hub but connects to one of the … I take it this can't replace a BT Home hub but connects to one of the ethernet ports?Has anyone used it with a Home Hub?



You can use an Ethernet cable to connect your modem / hub connection to this.
DealJourno

I'll retract that, I would use Mikrotik kit too which is consumer kit.


You could also try Xclaim, it's only an AP not a router so you'd need to connect it to a router but you'd get better wireless performance out of it than from anything else affordable. Ubiquiti is probably better than consumer kit but it's poor compared to other business grade stuff, you get what you pay for.
Shouldn't that have the NOD logo?
DealJourno

One word. Ubiquiti. I don't do consumer kit these days.


Ubiquiti is not enterprise... they're over hyped POSs loved by education
dar72

You could also try Xclaim, it's only an AP not a router so you'd need to … You could also try Xclaim, it's only an AP not a router so you'd need to connect it to a router but you'd get better wireless performance out of it than from anything else affordable. Ubiquiti is probably better than consumer kit but it's poor compared to other business grade stuff, you get what you pay for.



For smaller businesses the Ubiquiti kit is amazing. I've setup a few networks using the kit in the past few years and only once had a POE injector die on me after 2 days on an install in New Zealand. But since then it has been flawless, and the handoff between APs on the network is seamless.
The best wifi APs use MIMO antennas which are printed onto circuit boards. Using software defined radio attenuation, hey can form 'beams' towards clients boosting the signal strength and quality without exceeding regulatory power limits.
muzzzzzzzzzy

Ubiquiti is not enterprise... they're over hyped POSs loved by education



It might not be Cisco grade kit, but for the price it's way better than any standard consumer equipment.
DealJourno

It might not be Cisco grade kit, but for the price it's way better than … It might not be Cisco grade kit, but for the price it's way better than any standard consumer equipment.


I would agree it's better, as long as you're not fooled into thinking it's enterprise grade like a mid range Cisco or Ruckus WAP.

Does Ubiquiti even support 802.1x yet?
muzzzzzzzzzy

I would agree it's better, as long as you're not fooled into thinking … I would agree it's better, as long as you're not fooled into thinking it's enterprise grade like a mid range Cisco or Ruckus WAP.Does Ubiquiti even support 802.1x yet?



Some devices including the mFi, but to be honest networks are just a hobby for me. Not my real job, so I take an interest, but that's as far as I take it.
DealJourno

For smaller businesses the Ubiquiti kit is amazing. I've setup a few … For smaller businesses the Ubiquiti kit is amazing. I've setup a few networks using the kit in the past few years and only once had a POE injector die on me after 2 days on an install in New Zealand. But since then it has been flawless, and the handoff between APs on the network is seamless.



Given the amount of Ubiquiti kit I've taken out and replaced for people with something better, I disagree. It's not about how long the POE injector lasts (use a switch anyway, injectors are messy), it's about radio performance and concurrent clients. It's good to know that the handoff works well for you as you'll be needing more APs by using Ubiquiti.

Maybe you've set up a few networks but I've set up hundreds with competitor's kit and Ubiquiti doesn't even come close. It is cheap though, as I said, you get what you pay for. If it's a choice between something like this Asus thing and Ubiquiti, sure, go for Ubiquiti. Otherwise, steer clear.

Xclaim is owned by Ruckus and aimed at the small business market, it doesn't have all of the Ruckus features but you can't expect those at this price range.
dar72

Given the amount of Ubiquiti kit I've taken out and replaced for people … Given the amount of Ubiquiti kit I've taken out and replaced for people with something better, I disagree. It's not about how long the POE injector lasts (use a switch anyway, injectors are messy), it's about radio performance and concurrent clients. It's good to know that the handoff works well for you as you'll be needing more APs by using Ubiquiti.Maybe you've set up a few networks but I've set up hundreds with competitor's kit and Ubiquiti doesn't even come close. It is cheap though, as I said, you get what you pay for. If it's a choice between something like this Asus thing and Ubiquiti, sure, go for Ubiquiti. Otherwise, steer clear.Xclaim is owned by Ruckus and aimed at the small business market, it doesn't have all of the Ruckus features but you can't expect those at this price range.


This I would agree with, I work as a NE now but used to work as in Education and trialed Ubiquiti in a high density environment... yes it failed miserably
Thumbs up to Ubiquiti.

It's great kit.!
http://i.imgur.com/FvTrt7p.gif
tomwatts


Uh oh oO
Rom

I want this … I want this one[img]http://images17.newegg.com/is/image/newegg/33-320-244-TS?$S640$[/img]


Twist it 180 degrees and you will get :
[img]hackadaycom.files.wordpress.com/201…jpg?w=800&h=600[/img]

I think ASUS has still not yet understood how to make a hexapod robot.... But router which follows you around house would be a nice feature really
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