Gigabit Wireless Router TP-Link AC3200  £99.98 Amazon
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Gigabit Wireless Router TP-Link AC3200 £99.98 Amazon

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Found 12th Jan
TP-Link AC3200 cheapest deal i could find on it! great for gaming and streaming 4k
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Is it 4K with 10bit HDR? Or 8 bit + FRC?
Edited by: "wallstreetcrash" 12th Jan
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Does this support VPN e.g. NordVPN
Is it 4K with 10bit HDR? Or 8 bit + FRC?
Edited by: "wallstreetcrash" 12th Jan
does it do vpn client?

question about vpn

if i have a uk server vpn can it be monitored as i dont want to lose out on bbc iplayer access if i have the vpn routed via the router
also its seem to have bad reviews on amazon
Edited by: "wakkaday" 12th Jan
wakkaday19 m ago

does it do vpn client?question about vpnif i have a uk server vpn can it …does it do vpn client?question about vpnif i have a uk server vpn can it be monitored as i dont want to lose out on bbc iplayer access if i have the vpn routed via the routeralso its seem to have bad reviews on amazon


You can filter Amazon reviews to read the 1* ones. It seems a lot of them are just daft people upset they couldn't make it perform some obscure task for some strange reason. There are some with concerns about signal range, but also plenty very impressed. You'll find that on most routers, as everyone's situation is unique. At least you can send it back to Amazon easily if it's no good for you. Wifi is weird at the best of times, and I think a lot of people expect far too much from it.

I'm not sure what you mean about the VPN. I presume you want to use it inside/outside the UK, and have everything routed via a VPN at the router level. What are you looking to monitor? If the BBC detect it as a VPN IP address and block iPlayer access?
BMO5 h, 30 m ago

Does this support VPN e.g. NordVPN


nanorep.nordvpn.com/Con…htm

I can't read this at work, but I'm guessing it says that TP-Link only support L2TP and PPTP connections to NordVPN - rather than the superior OpenVPN.

I would look for a router that has an OpenVPN client. Either an Asus Router which has it built-in or one supporting the DD-WRT firmware like a Netgear R7000.

Note that the CPU in the router dictates the transfer speed you will get through the VPN. For example, and Asus RT-AC68U wilth a dual core , 800Mhz CPU will support a transfer speed of 30-40mbps out of the box (maybe up to 50mpbs with some overclocking on and tweaking with custom firmware - see 'Merlin Asuswrt'.)
Edited by: "Berwhale" 12th Jan
whoich
Berwhale12th Jan

https://nanorep.nordvpn.com/Connectivity/Router/1047409752/TP-Link-router-setup.htmI can't read this at work, but I'm guessing it says that TP-Link only support L2TP and PPTP connections to NordVPN - rather than the superior OpenVPN.I would look for a router that has an OpenVPN client. Either an Asus Router which has it built-in or one supporting the DD-WRT firmware like a Netgear R7000.Note that the CPU in the router dictates the transfer speed you will get through the VPN. For example, and Asus RT-AC68U wilth a dual core , 800Mhz CPU will support a transfer speed of 30-40mbps out of the box (maybe up to 50mpbs with some overclocking on and tweaking with custom firmware - see 'Merlin Asuswrt'.)



ah cool cpu dictates the speed i didn't know that

i mean if i have a vpn client on the router (and its a german server) - bbc iplayer wont work on my devices
if i use a uk server (not mine) it will work, but is it monitored to where its from? or just as anonymous as any other server - i.e my isp is unknown and the user etc
Edited by: "wakkaday" 12th Jan
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wakkaday4 h, 44 m ago

whoich ah cool cpu dictates the speed i didn't know thati mean if i have …whoich ah cool cpu dictates the speed i didn't know thati mean if i have a vpn client on the router (and its a german server) - bbc iplayer wont work on my devicesif i use a uk server (not mine) it will work, but is it monitored to where its from? or just as anonymous as any other server - i.e my isp is unknown and the user etc


If you buy an Asus router and install the Merlin firmware, you can setup a permanent OpenVPN connection and use policy based routing to dictate which devices use the VPN. You can also setup a killswitch so that devices attached to the VPN can't access the internet if the VPN drops for some reason. I believe you can also exclude specified IPs or URLs from the VPN (e.g. Netflix, iPlayer, etc.).

vpnuniversity.com/rou…lin

The cheapest Asus router I would buy for VPN use is the RT-AC56U - this has the same CPU as the RT-AC68U, worse wireless, but it can be picked up on a well known auction site for £30-40.

All the above is possible on DD-WRT as well, but it's a bit more difficult and involved to setup (i.e. you need to setup the correct firewall configuration script).
Anyone seen any good deals in the £40 - £50 range?
Berwhale12th Jan

https://nanorep.nordvpn.com/Connectivity/Router/1047409752/TP-Link-router-setup.htmI can't read this at work, but I'm guessing it says that TP-Link only support L2TP and PPTP connections to NordVPN - rather than the superior OpenVPN.I would look for a router that has an OpenVPN client. Either an Asus Router which has it built-in or one supporting the DD-WRT firmware like a Netgear R7000.Note that the CPU in the router dictates the transfer speed you will get through the VPN. For example, and Asus RT-AC68U wilth a dual core , 800Mhz CPU will support a transfer speed of 30-40mbps out of the box (maybe up to 50mpbs with some overclocking on and tweaking with custom firmware - see 'Merlin Asuswrt'.)


Many thanks for your advice & guidance on this. I appreciate the breakdown of the technical specs for the router . Would you recommend me buying the Asus RT-AC68U ?
Edited by: "BMO" 13th Jan
Why do they make them so ugly?
BMO3 h, 19 m ago

Many thanks for your advice & guidance on this. I appreciate the breakdown …Many thanks for your advice & guidance on this. I appreciate the breakdown of the technical specs for the router . Would you recommend me buying the Asus RT-AC68U ?


The RT-AC68U is a good router, I've had the DSL version of it for a couple of years - sadly I can't run the Merlin firmware without disabling the modem. If I was in the market for a router now, I'd probably go for newer RT-86U. It's got better wi-fi and the VPN throughput is 4x the 68U. However, it's more expensive at £200.
Berwhale13th Jan

The RT-AC68U is a good router, I've had the DSL version of it for a couple …The RT-AC68U is a good router, I've had the DSL version of it for a couple of years - sadly I can't run the Merlin firmware without disabling the modem. If I was in the market for a router now, I'd probably go for newer RT-86U. It's got better wi-fi and the VPN throughput is 4x the 68U. However, it's more expensive at £200.


Can’t find that model on amazon any good netgear routers for open vpn etc
wakkaday10 h, 18 m ago

Can’t find that model on amazon any good netgear routers for open vpn etc


Asus RT-AC68U here:

amazon.co.uk/ASU…86u


WRT Netgear, I think you'd be looking for an R7000 or R7800, Google 'best VPN router', you'll find plenty of discussions of the relative merits of the different brands and models.
Berwhale14th Jan

Asus RT-AC68U …Asus RT-AC68U here:https://www.amazon.co.uk/ASUS-RT-AC86U-AiProtection-Accelerator-Aggregation/dp/B075WFL15D/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1515922952&sr=8-1&keywords=rt-ac86uWRT Netgear, I think you'd be looking for an R7000 or R7800, Google 'best VPN router', you'll find plenty of discussions of the relative merits of the different brands and models.


thanks for this
what would be the model below this?

im guessing merlin software is easier than ddwrt - i would like a vpn but exclude certain websites i.e. bbc iplayer to run through it, so im guessing its easier for a newbie for me to stick with merlin based firmware router

i will keep an eye on price hopefully will drop
The model below the RT-AC68U would be the RT-AC66U B1 or RT-AC56U. They've both got the same CPU (although the 66U is clocked faster), but lower spec wireless. Note, the non-B1 version of the RT-AC66U should be avoided as it has a much slower CPU (the B1 supports USB 3.0 and you can see the extra port on the front of the router).

Merlin's ASUSWRT firmware is certainly easier to setup than DD-WRT.
Berwhale14th Jan

The model below the RT-AC68U would be the RT-AC66U B1 or RT-AC56U. …The model below the RT-AC68U would be the RT-AC66U B1 or RT-AC56U. They've both got the same CPU (although the 66U is clocked faster), but lower spec wireless. Note, the non-B1 version of the RT-AC66U should be avoided as it has a much slower CPU (the B1 supports USB 3.0 and you can see the extra port on the front of the router).Merlin's ASUSWRT firmware is certainly easier to setup than DD-WRT.





gearbest have this router for £140
worth getting
Yes, Gearbest have the RT-AC86U for £139.99. That's a very good price, but the usual caveats with buying from Gearbest/China, Import Duty/VAT and after sales support apply. It's virtually impossible to send stuff back to China for a full refund if anything goes wrong. Personally, I wouldn't spend more than around £30 on a single item with Gearbest. The cheapest UK prices is £199.99 from Amazon, but that's on a 1 to 2 month lead time.
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