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ASUS RT-AC59U AC1500 Dual-Band NU-MIMO Gigabit Wireless Router, Parental Controls, Router/Access Point/Bridge Mode £59.99 @ Amazon
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ASUS RT-AC59U AC1500 Dual-Band NU-MIMO Gigabit Wireless Router, Parental Controls, Router/Access Point/Bridge Mode £59.99 @ Amazon

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AC1500 Dual Band Wi-Fi router with MU-MIMO and parental controls for smooth streaming 4K videos from YouTube and Netflix.

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  • 600 Mbps (2.4GHz) and 867 Mbps (5GHz) for fast Wireless performance
  • 4 x Gigabit LAN port speeds can be up to 10× faster than 100 Base-T Ethernet connections
  • 1 x USB 2.0 port ASUS AiDisK offers network file sharing both locally and remotely
  • Enjoy the ASUSWRT Dashboard UI for easy setup and manage your router
  • Improved coverage and multi-device performance with four external antennas
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RT-AC59U AC1500 Dual Band WiFi Router with MU-MIMO and Parental Controls for smooth streaming 4K videos from Youtube and Netflix

  • 600 Mbps (2.4GHz) and 867 Mbps (5GHz) for fast wireless performance.
  • 4 x Gigabit LAN port Speeds can be up to 10× faster than 100 Base-T Ethernet connections.
  • 1 x USB 2.0 port ASUS AiDisk offers network file sharing both locally and remotely.

Extensive Connectivity Options The RT-AC59U is equipped with four Gigabit LAN ports that can pump up to 4Gbps simultaneously. Smart TVs, game consoles, cable boxes, media players, NAS storage devices and more can now have their own dedicated ports, making the RT-AC59U your home's lag-free media hub.

Optimised for your On-Line Game and HD Streaming
ASUS QoS ensure inbound and outbound bandwidth on both wired and wireless connections, you could define your online gaming and HD streaming as highest priority, stop all your lagging issues.

Incredible performance with incredible control ASUS RT-AC59U high power gigabit wireless router delivers incredible performance and coverage range. With ASUSWRT UI, quickly setup your network, customise user access, and monitor signal strength.

ASUS Router APP Control Your Network Anywhere In your increasingly mobile-enabled life, having control over your network via an app is more important than ever. The new ASUS Router App is built from the ground-up to be both intuitive and robust, allowing you to setup your router, manage network traffic, diagnose connection issues and even update firmware, all without needing to boot up a PC.

Improved Wi-Fi Range The four external high performance antennas on RT-AC59U improve the Wi-Fi range and multi-device performance in your home.

Focus on Your Family Keep your kids safe when they explore the internet. All the management functions you need in one place and the intuitive interface makes it super easy to view and apply security settings to all the devices owned by individual family members.

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Really good routers but if you want it for WiFi look at a ubiquiti access point much better WiFi performance.
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AiMesh?
Really good routers but if you want it for WiFi look at a ubiquiti access point much better WiFi performance.
Any using this?
chris_clark13/03/2020 17:26

Really good routers but if you want it for WiFi look at a ubiquiti access …Really good routers but if you want it for WiFi look at a ubiquiti access point much better WiFi performance.


I've got the standard router that comes with talk talk. Have been looking to replace it to improve my WiFi. I've looked into getting a new router but I'm useless and it starts going over my head... Any ubiquiti AP's you would recommend?
chris_clark13/03/2020 17:26

Really good routers but if you want it for WiFi look at a ubiquiti access …Really good routers but if you want it for WiFi look at a ubiquiti access point much better WiFi performance.



Want to upgrade from my Hub3 virgin box to improve Wi-Fi through house as it’s pretty shocking at the moment. Considering this TPlink Deco M4 setup however might look at just a single router instead, like @something_amusing i’m really not sure what would be best. Like the fact with the TP-Link link setup you have three units so signal is bound to be strong all around the house.
something_amusing13/03/2020 19:00

I've got the standard router that comes with talk talk. Have been looking …I've got the standard router that comes with talk talk. Have been looking to replace it to improve my WiFi. I've looked into getting a new router but I'm useless and it starts going over my head... Any ubiquiti AP's you would recommend?


The ubiquiti ap won't replace your router it replaces your WiFi unless you buy one of there routers I think it's called the dream machine not to sure but you could use your current router disable the WiFi and get somthing like the ubiquiti unifi ap AC lite should be enough for most average size homes.
Andy_Green13/03/2020 19:12

Want to upgrade from my Hub3 virgin box to improve Wi-Fi through house as …Want to upgrade from my Hub3 virgin box to improve Wi-Fi through house as it’s pretty shocking at the moment. Considering this TPlink Deco M4 setup however might look at just a single router instead, like @something_amusing i’m really not sure what would be best. Like the fact with the TP-Link link setup you have three units so signal is bound to be strong all around the house.


That may work for you there designed for ease of use and may do your job I'm just not a fan of the systems that just connect to your WiFi and repeat it.

The ubiquiti is different as each ap needs to be plugged into your router. And you turn your router WiFi off.
chris_clark13/03/2020 17:26

Really good routers but if you want it for WiFi look at a ubiquiti access …Really good routers but if you want it for WiFi look at a ubiquiti access point much better WiFi performance.


No it isn't. Using an access point to replace a router's WiFi is pointless and not what they are designed for.
benmillard13/03/2020 21:33

No it isn't. Using an access point to replace a router's WiFi is pointless …No it isn't. Using an access point to replace a router's WiFi is pointless and not what they are designed for.


Enlighten us if you don't mind.
You stated "much better performance", which isn't true (this router: 5GHz = 867Mbps, 2.4GHz = 600Mps) We install access points for customers when needed but never to take place of a router, there would be no benefit.
Seems expensive for a 2x2 at 5ghz? No openwrt support either.
benmillard13/03/2020 21:45

You stated "much better performance", which isn't true (this router: 5GHz …You stated "much better performance", which isn't true (this router: 5GHz = 867Mbps, 2.4GHz = 600Mps) We install access points for customers when needed but never to take place of a router, there would be no benefit.


He never said it replaces the router but works with it, turning off the modem routers inbuilt WiFi but still using it as a modem router with external and more configurable WiFi.

I have ubiquity WAP used instead of my modem router's built in WiFi and it's far better overall, much more reliable and further helped by it being ceiling mounted to give better signal propagation.
Edited by: "spannerzone" 13th Mar
spannerzone13/03/2020 23:02

He never said it replaces the router but works with it, turning off the …He never said it replaces the router but works with it, turning off the modem routers inbuilt WiFi but still using it as a modem router with external and more configurable WiFi.I have ubiquity WAP used instead of my modem router's built in WiFi and it's far better overall, much more reliable and further helped by it being ceiling mounted to give better signal propagation.

I was talking about replacing the functionality of the router's WiFi. Again, this will not perform better then a decent router like this.
I’ve just read all the above comments and can declare I feel like it’s another parallel universe No idea what the heck they’ve just been discussing! (Searches on google for WiFi set up courses )
fwiw RT-AC57U AC1200 is £32.99 at Amazon.
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The AC57U and AC59U are both rated at upto 866Mbps (433 transmit + 433 receive Mbps) on 5 GHz with 2 aerials.

I can't quite see 600 Mbps working on 2.4 GHz band with AC59U as it has to use all 4 aerials. Not many wifi devices (phones, laptops) have 4 aerials in them. Most wifi devices only have 2 aerials at most, so limited to 300 Mbps on 2.4 GHz at most. ie. same as any other AC1200 router like AC57U costing half this AC59U....

The Qualcomm MIPS processor in the AC59U is unknown at this time. Speculate to be a new variant of the single core 775 MHz MIPS processor used commonly in other routers such as TPlink Archer C7. I suspect openvpn speeds would max out around 16 Mbps with this processor. The AC57U v1 is powered by dual core 880 MHz MIPS processor.

RT-AC59U 4x4 802.11bgn on 2.4 GHz, 2x2 802.11ac on 5 GHz wifi.
wikidevi.wi-cat.ru/ASU…59U
Edited by: "bill888" 15th Mar
benmillard13/03/2020 23:46

I was talking about replacing the functionality of the router's WiFi. …I was talking about replacing the functionality of the router's WiFi. Again, this will not perform better then a decent router like this.


Yes you were but no one else was suggesting replacing the router, and perhaps talking crossed purposes here... the point made was the Ubiquti WAPs can often provide more flexible wifi options under some circumstances. Not wanting to de-rail this thread, the deal is good, for sure.
Edited by: "spannerzone" 14th Mar
spannerzone14/03/2020 09:12

Yes you were but no one else was suggesting replacing the router, and …Yes you were but no one else was suggesting replacing the router, and perhaps talking crossed purposes here... the point made was the Ubiquti WAPs can often provide more flexible wifi options under some circumstances. Not wanting to de-rail this thread, the deal is good, for sure.


I said "Using an access point to replace a router's WiFi", which is exactly what he suggested doing. I never said he was not going to use a router.
Let's not argue, come here and give us a hug
benmillard14/03/2020 10:18

I said "Using an access point to replace a router's WiFi", which is …I said "Using an access point to replace a router's WiFi", which is exactly what he suggested doing. I never said he was not going to use a router.

spannerzone14/03/2020 10:27

Let's not argue, come here and give us a hug


Saying you asked so nicely
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MrSwitch14/03/2020 10:38

Saying you asked so nicely [Image]


Switchy to the rescue again!
Andy_Green13/03/2020 19:12

Want to upgrade from my Hub3 virgin box to improve Wi-Fi through house as …Want to upgrade from my Hub3 virgin box to improve Wi-Fi through house as it’s pretty shocking at the moment. Considering this TPlink Deco M4 setup however might look at just a single router instead, like @something_amusing i’m really not sure what would be best. Like the fact with the TP-Link link setup you have three units so signal is bound to be strong all around the house.


I have just bought the M4 this week to replace my superhub 3 wifi. Best thing I have done. You just dont realise how poor the superhub 3 is. I now get full signal with no issues at all.
This is a bargain. I have the 1200+ as a router using the VIrgin Media Hub as a modem. Transformed WiFi in my house.

Love the user interface for modifying etc. Port forward is easy peasy etc.

Yeah I could go mesh yadda Yadda but value for money wise it's fine. My server is hooked up via ethernet anyway
Edited by: "Donamilo" 14th Mar
mummymelly14/03/2020 06:51

I’ve just read all the above comments and can declare I feel like it’s ano …I’ve just read all the above comments and can declare I feel like it’s another parallel universe No idea what the heck they’ve just been discussing! (Searches on google for WiFi set up courses )


Same...Christ I'm after a router too & I'm more than confused now :/
Really block YouTube?
Allow independent acces schedule for many devices?
benmillard13/03/2020 21:45

You stated "much better performance", which isn't true (this router: 5GHz …You stated "much better performance", which isn't true (this router: 5GHz = 867Mbps, 2.4GHz = 600Mps) We install access points for customers when needed but never to take place of a router, there would be no benefit.


If you tell us you install Virginmedia Superhubs, we will all lose it with you
ghostm4n14/03/2020 19:24

If you tell us you install Virginmedia Superhubs, we will all lose it with …If you tell us you install Virginmedia Superhubs, we will all lose it with you


Ha ha
marc_handley14/03/2020 19:14

Same...Christ I'm after a router too & I'm more than confused now :/


It’s like a different language! i’m sticking to my crappy hub3 and Nova mesh system!
mummymelly14/03/2020 19:32

It’s like a different language! i’m sticking to my crappy hub3 and Nova mes …It’s like a different language! i’m sticking to my crappy hub3 and Nova mesh system!


Don't you start with all ya mesh systems...
Is there any routers work on the Vodafone sim card?
I’m looking for a router to use with NordVPN does anyone know if you can vpn with this one
can you pay paypal on amazon?
imthebest14/03/2020 22:30

I’m looking for a router to use with NordVPN does anyone know if you can v …I’m looking for a router to use with NordVPN does anyone know if you can vpn with this one


Yes it does.

RT-AC59U specs quotes:
VPN client : PPTP client, L2TP client, OpenVPN client

The Qualcomm processor is a bit of an unknown but if it is latest incarnation of an existing 775 MHz single core processor, maximum openvpn speed is perhaps upto 16 Mbps. Consider RT-AC86U with 1.8 GHz ARM processor for upto 70 Mbps openvpn speeds out of the box (or 150 Mbps with RMerlin firmware). Even the cheaper RT-AC57U with better 880 MHz processor can manage upto 18 Mbps openvpn speeds using alternative firmware - on sale for £32.99.

VPN speeds using less secure PPTP should be faster - perhaps 30 Mbps or better on AC59U, but don't quote me.
Edited by: "bill888" 15th Mar
Does this have any benefit if most of your devices are wired?

I've read a few articles about upgrading routers but nothing apart from better WiFi jumps out.
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