Linksys WRT1900ACS Dual Band AC1900 Gigabit Smart Wi-Fi Router (1.6GHz Processor, 128 MB Flash, 512 DDR3 RAM, USB 3.0, eSATA, 4 x Ethernet, Open Source Ready) £99.99 @ Amazon
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Linksys WRT1900ACS Dual Band AC1900 Gigabit Smart Wi-Fi Router (1.6GHz Processor, 128 MB Flash, 512 DDR3 RAM, USB 3.0, eSATA, 4 x Ethernet, Open Source Ready) £99.99 @ Amazon

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Found 1st May
Very good router. Lowest price it has ever been new is £99 so a very decent price if you’re looking for a router with plenty of oomph without breaking the bank.
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Good deal
Good price so heat added. The yanks had a massive legal battle about flashing routers. They lost but it seems it is still not so easy to liberate the router to ddwrt etc
highwayman815512 m ago

Good price so heat added. The yanks had a massive legal battle about …Good price so heat added. The yanks had a massive legal battle about flashing routers. They lost but it seems it is still not so easy to liberate the router to ddwrt etc


It's easy to do. Flash the latest version via the routers update firmware feature.
Edited by: "rev6" 1st May
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Thanks @grv999 , that's a very good price
it's very easy to flash this with custom firmware, I have it and it's a good router and hasn't given me any down time
Do these give better signal compared to bt routers?
i have 256Mb of ram on my router and no matter the load with multi devices never uses anywhere near
highwayman81556 h, 37 m ago

Good price so heat added. The yanks had a massive legal battle about …Good price so heat added. The yanks had a massive legal battle about flashing routers. They lost but it seems it is still not so easy to liberate the router to ddwrt etc


You'd think manufacturers would use the ability to flash cfw as a marketing tool; I'd never have got my Asus if it wasn't for the large community running ddwrt/tomato successfully on it.
Tres ugly
bargains4us4 h, 28 m ago

Do these give better signal compared to bt routers?



You probably won’t see much, if any improvement on signal quality if you have the newest BT smart hub but for all of the other BT routers a definite yes
I've owned one of these for ages now. The 2.4GHz seems a bit flaky but that may be down to busy 2.4 bands in an apartment block. 5GHz has been flawless. I'm still on the stock firmware though as DDWRT had performance issues (5MB/s tops instead of 80 over WiFi) back when I tried it.

What's the current recommended custom firmware?
Edited by: "CampGareth" 2nd May
CampGareth10 m ago

I've owned one of these for ages now. The 2.4GHz seems a bit flaky but …I've owned one of these for ages now. The 2.4GHz seems a bit flaky but that may be down to busy 2.4 bands in an apartment block. 5GHz has been flawless. I'm still on the stock firmware though as DDWRT had performance issues (5MB/s tops instead of 80 over WiFi) back when I tried it.What's the current recommended custom firmware?



dd-wrt.com/wik…0AC
CampGareth48 m ago

I've owned one of these for ages now. The 2.4GHz seems a bit flaky but …I've owned one of these for ages now. The 2.4GHz seems a bit flaky but that may be down to busy 2.4 bands in an apartment block. 5GHz has been flawless. I'm still on the stock firmware though as DDWRT had performance issues (5MB/s tops instead of 80 over WiFi) back when I tried it.What's the current recommended custom firmware?


You could try OpenWRT, I've been running it for a month now and seems to work well
Why do they make such ugly routers?
That blue has always been awful (let alone the design itself). Fine if you can lock it away somewhere. I guess it’s personal taste tho.
CampGareth56 m ago

I've owned one of these for ages now. The 2.4GHz seems a bit flaky but …I've owned one of these for ages now. The 2.4GHz seems a bit flaky but that may be down to busy 2.4 bands in an apartment block. 5GHz has been flawless. I'm still on the stock firmware though as DDWRT had performance issues (5MB/s tops instead of 80 over WiFi) back when I tried it.What's the current recommended custom firmware?


Same here, got one from about 9 months ago when it was selling on amazon at £107.
2.4 band is a bit flaky, ended up just removing 2.4Ghz wireless profile from devices that support 5Ghz and instead just using 5Ghz.
I keep downloading latest DD-WRT to see if that will resolve it. Wireless used to drop around once a day for a minute or so with older DD-WRT versions but didn't notice it since flashing couple latest versions, so maybe resolved. It certainly isn't restarting but used to happen around the same time daily, and it is definitely not the time I scheduled manual daily reboot.
@walio Could be the good old neighbor microwave meal dropping your 2.4GHz signal lol.
Can you run Vpn
iceburglettuce1 h, 50 m ago

Why do they make such ugly routers?That blue has always been awful (let …Why do they make such ugly routers?That blue has always been awful (let alone the design itself). Fine if you can lock it away somewhere. I guess it’s personal taste tho.


That's their colour most people will know its linksys just by their colour
2minutenoodles2 h, 53 m ago

You probably won’t see much, if any improvement on signal quality if you h …You probably won’t see much, if any improvement on signal quality if you have the newest BT smart hub but for all of the other BT routers a definite yes



Thanks I’ve got the latest BT smart hub
Anybody know if this would be suitable running as a VPN router when linked to a Virgin Superhub 3 (in modem mode)? Thanks.
BoomtownRat7324 m ago

Anybody know if this would be suitable running as a VPN router when linked …Anybody know if this would be suitable running as a VPN router when linked to a Virgin Superhub 3 (in modem mode)? Thanks.


Yes.
Roger_Irrelevant5 h, 12 m ago

You'd think manufacturers would use the ability to flash cfw as a …You'd think manufacturers would use the ability to flash cfw as a marketing tool; I'd never have got my Asus if it wasn't for the large community running ddwrt/tomato successfully on it.


Linksys do market it for this router. But others should too.
Edited by: "rev6" 2nd May
2minutenoodles4 h, 33 m ago

You probably won’t see much, if any improvement on signal quality if you h …You probably won’t see much, if any improvement on signal quality if you have the newest BT smart hub but for all of the other BT routers a definite yes


I have the latest BT smart hub, worked very well to start with but noticed last few weeks if keeps dropping the wi-fi on a regular basis. Resetting the router works again for a while. Not sure if it has developed a fault?
All wired devices work fine.
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BoomtownRat7336 m ago

Anybody know if this would be suitable running as a VPN router when linked …Anybody know if this would be suitable running as a VPN router when linked to a Virgin Superhub 3 (in modem mode)? Thanks.


Yup, have that exact setup on the go at the moment.
Are there any better routers for around this price?
HereKittyKitty16 m ago

Are there any better routers for around this price?


With comparable specs, 3rd party support, etc, not really
Edited by: "rev6" 2nd May
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Now only available at this price to Prime members with a wait of 2-4 weeks
t.rex2 h, 22 m ago

I have the latest BT smart hub, worked very well to start with but noticed …I have the latest BT smart hub, worked very well to start with but noticed last few weeks if keeps dropping the wi-fi on a regular basis. Resetting the router works again for a while. Not sure if it has developed a fault?All wired devices work fine.





Most likely interference. The BT hub isn’t as smart as it says it is, I had a similar issue solved by simply changing the channel in the hub menu manually. Type 192.168.l.254 into a browser and use login info on the back of the router. If you have an Iphone the Apple airport utitility app has a nifty simple trick of checking channels on nearby networks if you have the same channel as one of them it could be the issue. You want to choose a channel that you don’t see as often (or preferably at all) in the list to lessen any interference. There are lots of other ways of checking nearby channels. You may have already tried this step. Hope this helps.


Edit: If this doesn’t work then I recommend a full factory reset and if no joy it is probably a hardware issue.
Edited by: "2minutenoodles" 2nd May
so this doesn't have MU-MIMO but does that really matter?
jokerevo10 m ago

so this doesn't have MU-MIMO but does that really matter?



It doesn't. You need the 3200 version for that. I don't care at the moment.
This over MESH?
Edited by: "kaizhu79" 2nd May
Excellent heat added!! if you guys dont want to wait for few days with amazin at 99.99, get it from ebuyer for same price.
ebuyer.com/744…-uk
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