ASUS Router Deals

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Maplin Extra Long Life Alkaline 40 AA and 20 AAA Combo Pack £4.50 (Available for delivery) / ASUS RT-AC5300 Tri-Band Gigabit WiFi Router £209.48 @ Maplin
Found 13th AprFound 13th Apr
Great price for these batteries, which can be delivered at the moment :) Wifi router:
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Sorry, but... what? :)


I reckon prior to their imminent 'woes', Royal Mail was probably their (more costlier) vehicle of choice and all that?. But in light of 'current events', then ... As Ce-Lo once sang in this smash hit song 'Forget You', where he said: "Just because I don't drive a Ferrari, doesn't mean I can't get you there?". Every little helps and all that?. :-)


WOW!. You originally bought a massive stash before the last 'Empire' went to pot (Woolworths). And now you're buying another stash and this current 'Empire' too (Maplins) is going to pot ... Maybe that's a 'sign' for you there somewhere, perhaps?, hehehehehe. ;-)


Arrived today (20 April) by Hermes - not Royal mail as stated by Maplin. Best before on AA batteries - 2023 and for 9V batteries - 2022.


Phew... Overnight received an update by email: Your item(s) have been dispatched Expected delivery date: Between Sat 21st Apr and Mon 23rd Apr I ordered: Maplin Extra Long Life AA Alkaline Battery 100-Pack Code: N53EL Quantity: 1 £9.00 Maplin Extra Long Life Alkaline 9V Batteries 6-Pack Code: N66EL Quantity: 1 £2.40

Asus RT-AC68u (Router only) @ Maplin £99.99 Click and collect + 2 x £5 off any spend vouchers
LocalLocalFound 16th JanFound 16th Jan
Best current deal - currently £140 @ Amazon and others. Downside is C&C only - not available for delivery. Reserved mine at my local, and they took another 10% off as it was … Read more
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Did not have one in my local maplin store,nearest 33 miles so phoned local store up anyway and said they could deliver the router from the store miles away to my local store and picking it up in a few days,result and been today to pay for it and got it for £89.10 by using my NUS extra card,10% off and also got a £5 voucher,thanks op well happy.


Rock solid router, I've had the AC68 for about a year now on stock firmware, with about 30 things connected around the house. Using in modem mode with Virgin hub.


I've been using this router for a while now, and it's fantastic. I use a virgin hub in modem only mode, so the ASUS does all the work. I run openvpn on it, and run the custom merlin firmware which improves things. Tempted to get another one so that I can use it as a mesh network once the new update arrives, but to be honest, just one of these covers my whole house anyway!


99.9% of wifi issues are down to poor positioning of the router but people continue to buy more routers and other gizmos to try and solve the problem but just put them in exactly the same position as the first one and then tell everyone the new one is just as rubbish as the last one, happy to blame anyone but themselves. Imagine standing in one room of your house with the door closed and shouting at someone in the furthest room away from you, unsurprisingly the other person has trouble hearing you. Now stand in the middle of the house and do the same thing, they can hear you much more clearly and you probably don't even need to shout anymore. The first scenario is how most people have their wifi set up, the second is how it should be. One idiot near me has his router sat on the window ledge and wonders why he can't get a decent signal on the other side of his house but gets a perfect signal a hundred yards down the road.


The last PN router I had didn't have a modem only mode. IIRC I had to connect to it via telnet or SSH and put it into bridge mode - got the info from a Google search

ASUS RT-AC5300 Tri-Band 4 x 4 Gigabit Wireless Gaming Router @ Amazon £265.99
Found 26th Nov 2017Found 26th Nov 2017
Lowest this router has ever been. I appreciate its a huge price for a router but if you are a huge gamer and stream a lot of 4k content on several devices then this could be for yo… Read more
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Did anyone else get this router and have 5g-2 die after a couple of days? And when I say die it means it’s not longer broadcasting, the config page will not contain a wireless Mac


Looks more like a dead spider or one pretending to be (:I (:I


AFAIK The D7800 is limited to the Netgear firmware only and the R7800 that I still have can use two variations of the DD-WRT firmware. But the RT-AC86U that I have recently bought is supported by Merlin and performs great as a VPN client. I much prefer the UI of the Asus router over that of DD-WRT. Setting up policy based routing etc is so much easier. From the very little I have understood the AC5300 hasn't been that well supported of late with firmware updates and not supported at all by Merlin, if that is important to you.


Absolute overkill for most folks I would suspect, but an impressive bit of kit - if a little pricey. I can see folks that gather about half a dozen machines in one place for mini LAN events going for this - assuming they can only connect via WiFi. Can't beat a combo of .ac WiFi, hard-wired and decent Powerlines - no bother with 4K streaming or gaming :)


The idea is it priorities gaming traffic, but you are right, it cods wallop

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ASUS RT-AC87U AC2400 Dual-Band Gigabit Wireless Router £127.99 // ASUS RT-AC3200 Tri-Band Wireless Gigabit Router £139.99 // ASUS RT-AC5300 Tri-Band 4 x 4 Gigabit Wireless Gaming Router 265.99 @ Amazon
Found 11th Sep 2017Found 11th Sep 2017
Currently all 3 Routers cheapest at Amazon ASUS RT-AC87U AC2400 Dual-Band Gigabit Wireless Router, Access Point Mode, Dual-Processor + Dual-Core CPU, USB 3.0, Time Machine, 3G/… Read more

AC68 is probably the best bang for your buck router going once you've Merlin on it tbh. Can't see you needing to upgrade for a while yet...


Have a RT-AC68U and have Merlin on it as its not altered just enhanced and love the router with switch and AP connected to it fab


Just brought the ASUS RT-AC5300, as it's OOS, just waiting for an update :)


So most new routers have 5Ghz band(s). I wouldn't game on 2.4 GHz, but 5Ghz for me is as reliable as Ethernet.


Gotcha. The Broadcom BCM43602 is supported in the mainline Linux kernel for LEDE but it's not been developed by anyone yet as far as I know. Someone *might* develop LEDE for that. Perfectly possible (but also sort of unlikely now I'd have thought). Tomato, DDWRT, and Merlin all work flawlessly on the AC3200 mind. Had the AC87 but sent it back early on (it was sort of a work in progress up until a few years ago). Think it's a lot more solid now but no idea how stable all the respective firmwares are on that. Really no point touching that router now the AC3200 is pretty much the same price. Not sure I could justify spending twice as much again for the AC5300. As others have said... if gaming is your thing than an ethernet connection needs to be your thing as well!

ASUS RT-AC87U AC2400 Dual-Band Gigabit Wireless Router £126.99 Amazon
Found 15th May 2017Found 15th May 2017
Good router with a good UI, that being the AsusWRT flavour. Chances to flash the Merlin version of you wish. Blurb.... World's first 4x4 MU-MIMO antenna design with AiRadar unive… Read more

Either that or the grammar police come out and shoot you down, just happened in another post to me trying to help someone out. Just makes me smile people are sitting in their homes waiting to point out mistakes, or vote could on obviously good deals because they don't understand the tech outweighs the price. They need to get out more. Good deal op.


I understand what you mean :) But expensive is a relative term and just because it is beyond someones pocket shouldn't prevent a deal becoming hot. To help those who aren't sure if this represents a good deal I post the Camel info. Each time I get a notification that someone upvotes the deal I check to find that it has got colder - lol. No wonder people can get discouraged posting deals.


Excellent router , even on stock firmware I have had no issues...


People are probably voting cold because it's an expensive router. If I was happy with free routers received from ISPs I would have possibly voted this cold too :-)


Both the 3200 and the 87 posted here are pretty capable routers, with a good UI. Not sure why they aren't getting more love tho. For those voting cold don't forget to post your deal with a better price :) Being sold through Amazon you also get their great support and returns.

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ASUS RT-AC87U AC2400 Dual-Band Gigabit Wireless Router, Access Point Mode, Dual-Processor + Dual-Core CPU, USB 3.0, Time Machine, 3G/4G Dongle Support £127.99 @ Amazon
Found 20th Mar 2017Found 20th Mar 2017
Link to camelcamelcamel Apparently the cheapest it has ever been...

​Just buy a separate BT Openreach modem off ebay (got mine for £12 delivered years ago). Used it with Sky and now BT. Then connect that modem to the router of your choice.


Which tp link did you looking at replacing my d20 for the archer vr400


They have half a dozen or so "used like new" warehouse deals for 122.87. One of them reads "Item is in original, pristine packaging. Products that have been water tested may contain residual water or water marks. Products that have been factory tested may contain traces of coffee in the mill.". I find that covering my router in coffee and submerging it in water helps boost performance.


Word of warning to anyone on Sky Broadband (ADSL), if you are looking to have a separate dsl modem + Wifi Router like this one as your configuration, most standalone DSL modems will not work in bridge mode with a Wifi Router. This is because Sky only seem to allow PPPoA connections (unlike BT which allow both PPPoA & PPPoE). I found this out the hard way after reading forums for several hours on end. Therefore you cannot put the modem in bridge mode and end up with double NAT. The closest you can get to bridge mode at that point is to put the Wifi router into the DMZ of the dsl modem to avoid it. The forum posts were a bit old in date (1 or 2 years) but apparently the only way to achieve this setup with the dsl modem in bridge mode on Sky is to buy either a Draytek Vigor 120 or 130 dsl modem which supports PPPoA to PPPoE bridging. Not sure if they are any *other* dsl modems so far that support this yet...? Needless to say the draytek modems are more expensive than your average dsl modem. £50ish for the 120 and £80ish for the 130, I think....


Which ISP are you on?

Asus RT-N12E N300 Eco Series Wireless Router £9.98 / £13.56 Delivered @ Ebuyer
Found 2nd Mar 2017Found 2nd Mar 2017
Ebuyer daily deal. I think this is quite a good price for this router. I might buy one just as a backup for my parents, you will not get anything better for this price. ASUS RT-N1… Read more

Smeone says 3 posts above yours that this one is


Can anyone recommand a cheap router (<50GBP) compitable for DDWRT?


I've just returned one of these to Amazon, the Wifi coverage / performance was rubbish !


Yes but if you have anything over 100mb it won't utilise it


Don't know much about networking, does anyone know if this can be used with a Virgin Hub 3 in Modem mode?

ASUS RT-AC87U AC2400 Dual-Band Gigabit Wireless Router, Access Point Mode, Dual-Processor + Dual-Core CPU, USB 3.0, Time Machine, 3G/4G Dongle Support £127.99 @ Amazon
Found 22nd Feb 2017Found 22nd Feb 2017
Enter a new era of wireless performance with faster-than-incredible speeds, the widest-ever coverage and more control and security than you ever thought possible. RT-AC87U delivers… Read more

Send mine back, the range was terrible, dropped signal after 20 metres from living room to back garden


upgraded to merlin Fw in a couple of steps, just waiting on my modem coming, and then should all be good to go.


Cheers tried that, but get the following error WAN and LAN should have different IP addresses and subnet It's a Sky Router so I can't run in Modem mode only


Take a look here


How do you change the IP address range on this router? It defaults to My media server sits on

ASUS RT-AC3200 Tri-Band Gigabit Wi-Fi Router £144.49 @ Amazon
Found 22nd Feb 2017Found 22nd Feb 2017
A pretty good router with a great UI, well at least in my experience of enjoying a AsusWRT Merlin firmware. Blurb.... 802.11ac tri-band Wi-Fi router boosts speeds up to 3200Mbps … Read more

This or ASUS RT-AC88U AC3100 £219 (just dropped from £280)? Ik it's been under £200 before but yeah.


i had this model send it back,poor wifi range is only 10 metres, from currys , crap. :(


Only has 6 candle holders, so no. Unless you want to risk the wrath of Jehovah oO


I don't have it in front of me I'm afraid. It's basically the 16 port version of the FVX538, but I can't for the life of me find the model number online. It only supports 2 x 100MBps for the WAN but that's enough for me, and the WAN load balancing I would call brute force rather than elegant. But it suffices, and the price was right. I don't use most of the LAN ports on it because it feeds into a proper layer 3 managed switch I also got super cheap on eBay, thence into a patch panel, etc.


What model did you get out of interest? Probably going the pfsense route but still interested.

ASUS RT-AC68U Wireless Cable & Fibre Router  £80.99 at Amazon (awaiting stock but orderable)
Found 30th Dec 2016Found 30th Dec 2016
I saw the Currys deal appears to have ran out of stock for home delivery. If you don't mind waiting Amazon have price matched. Best get in quick before they realise Curry's don't h… Read more
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I now have the open reach modem and asus router, i am having trouble setting it up, i wondered if you followed an instruction video please?


Mine arrived yesterday


Not particularly impressed with amazon. Orderered in December, still not dispatched and won't be for a few days, and yet they're offering it today for next day delivery to new customers. Very poor.


Ordered 2 weeks ago but delivered today! Couldn't be happier with this, bargain of a price


They've just dispatched mine

ASUS RT-AC68U Wireless Cable & Fibre Router was £99.99 now £80.99 delivered with code @ Currys **Cheapest**
Found 29th Dec 2016Found 29th Dec 2016
- For cable and fibre optic broadband - AC 1900 - Dual-band (2.4 GHz & 5 GHz) - Ideal for connecting more than 20 devices Use code " NETWORKING10 " to bring down the price.

doesn't seem to be available anymore. Is it just the BT openreach fibre modem I need if I was to use this(echolife or eci).


Still don't have my money back! Currys CS is absolutely shocking


What's the best firmware for best WiFi range? There was 1 that removed 80% restriction forgot which now


Can third party firmware be installed on the E1 version?


If you have a look at the white sticker on the back it will tell you the hardware version. [img][/img] In the picture it shows A1.. mine from Amazon is also the newer E1 version

Asus RT-AC68U Router £89.99 @PCWorld/Currys delivered or C&C
Found 26th Dec 2016Found 26th Dec 2016
Product features (pcw) For cable and fibre optic broadband AC 1900 Dual-band (2.4 GHz & 5 GHz) Ideal for connecting more than 20 devices Benchmarks… Read more

Why is this showing in front page?! Hukd you need to sort your algorithms...


No such price


second last one. Its £144. Eywatering.


why hot/on 1st page now?... it is £150


Did Asus ever fix the bug that caused dropouts when this was used on Sky? I need something to replace the extremely poor SR102 Sky router, but stability is most important to me.

ASUS RT-AC68U AC1900 Dual-Band Gigabit Wireless Router £89.99 @ amazon
Found 24th Dec 2016Found 24th Dec 2016
Wi-Fi router, with combined dual-band data rates of 1900 Mbps for three times faster performance than 802.11n routers Broadcom® TurboQAM™ technology increases wireless-N data rate … Read more

Does the merlin software sort out that security hole when using this as samba server ?


Definitely a heat. Planning to buy it for birthday in February.


Seems hot to me, my faithful RT66 running on Merlin magic firmware hasn't skipped a beat, doesn't seem to be getting much love!


hot from me


Asuswrt-Merlin firmware for Asus routers, with a special emphasis on tweaks and fixes rather than radical changes or collecting as many features as possible. Latest stable Merlin firmware 380.64

Asus RT-AC68U dual band AC1900 router £99 @ Currys/PC World with FREE delivery
Found 28th Nov 2016Found 28th Nov 2016
Have been looking for a router after missing a £99 deal on Netgear Nighthawk. After DAYS of reading reviews i decided to go with Asus as its wireless performance is actually faster… Read more

Thanks. It actually fixed itself. WAN works just fine now and once i disabled CTF it's rock solid wifi connection (was dropping it now and again).


​It sure does for local interfaces. You can leave the WiFi AP do it for you of course but it can't give an address outside of local network such as the SH2 interface.


This one doesn't


Does it have a modem built in? Thanks


Thank you. I'll have a play. Doesn't make sense to me though, shouldn't Asus just pick up DHCP duties?

ASUS RT-AC3200 Tri-Band Wireless Broadband Router - £144.99 @ Amazon
Found 26th Nov 2016Found 26th Nov 2016
Priced £5 lower than the deal a week ago.
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would this work with my sky broadband?


I am with BT so DSL is what I need. What's wrong with the modem part? I watched a few YouTube and website reviews that said it's great, but I'm seeing a few user comments saying the opposite...


On Virgin Media you have to use the Super Hub as the modem, there's simply no other option. That aside, the DSL-AC68U gets poor reviews for the modem aspect of it, and as the name denotes, I'm fairly sure it would only work if you have DSL.


Damn wish I had bought this instead of the Netgear r7800 nighthawk from a previous deal as it was a similar price and think asus makes better routers

ASUS RT-AC68U Wireless Router £99.99 @ PCWorld
Found 21st Nov 2016Found 21st Nov 2016
Been watching out for this for a while - lowest it's been before was ~£120.

Amazon somehow decided to combine reviews between different ASUS routers. Some of the critical reviews did mention they were for the more expensive models.


Hmm, beware that there are 129 critical reviews for this router on Amazon :


If you have fibre to the house then you can get up to 300mbps, but i'm paying £50 a month just for 200mb which doesnt even include line rental


Had this router since it came out (about 3 years) and has been solid. Always used with merlin aswell.


Just bought this - hope it will improve coverage.

ASUS RT-AC3200 Router @ AMAZON - £149.99
Found 18th Nov 2016Found 18th Nov 2016
Very powerful router. It is a standalone router, without ADSL/VDSL modem, which could be connected separately. Only version or lower can be flashed by 3rd part fir… Read more

Mine had the latest firmware installed and ddwrt flashed fine using the Asus firmware recovery tool.


Thanks for the confirmation. Reading over at the Asus forum for this router, last firmware released in July, it does seem to have those who like it and others who are having some problems. I suppose no different than most other routers.



Only version or lower can be flashed by 3rd part firmware. You will find the version number on the box.


Can the latest Merlin firmware still be updated on this router or has that ability been blocked with the latest Asus firmware they released....?

ASUS RT-AC3200 Tri-Band Gigabit Wireless Router at Amazon for £159.37
Found 1st Sep 2016Found 1st Sep 2016
A very powerful router, could be a overkill for most people but the price is one of the lowest I have ever seen on Amazon. For me a deal maker is Dual WAN (redundancy or double sp… Read more

It obviously can't perform miracles but previously I needed previous APs near to my Google Chromecast devices as the Wi-Fi wasn't sufficiently fast enough to allow good streaming to multiple rooms. Now I can stream as much as I like without interruption.


Thanks for that. It's exactly what I've got here. Think I'll invest in one. Cheers.


I used to have 3 x access points, connected by powerline networking, to support a medium size detached home. I now have this single device, centrally positioned, in the home and have very fast wireless coverage everywhere.


If you don't have enough budget, there're plenty other combinations for these two brands. e.g. RB951G-2HND (disable the WIFI) + Unifi AP-AC-lite, which should cost around £150 as well and much more powerful. Of course, you get what you pay for. I'm currently using a CCR1036 + Unifi AP-AC-Pro with an unmanaged 48-port switch. Have nothing to complain at all. But router from Asus, meh. It's only good if you don't need anything powerful.


I have a RT-AC68U and the dual wan redundancy does not work despite the feature existing. Perhaps the 3rd party firmware helps. The RT-AC3200 will have much faster wireless performance than a Sky Hub and better range. Though speed will be dependent on your devices or network cards have AC functionality rather than B/G or N. You can use with the Sky Hub by connecting via cable and switching the Sky Hub wireless off to reduce interference.

Asus RT-AC66U Dual-Band Wireless-AC1750 Gigabit Router [ 4x Gb LAN, 2x USB, IPv6, VPN, OpenWrt] £48.22 @
Found 11th Jun 2016Found 11th Jun 2016
Usually around £100+ As always with Euro Amazon deals, pay in Euros with a fee free card for this price.

mine cancelled too =/


All that translates to the following. I got the same email this morning too: Hello, We inform you that section Asus 90-IGY7002M03-3PA0 Wireless Router 450Mbps White 'you have chosen on has been a price display error. We were forced to withdraw this item from your selection for the sale of the latter to the wrong price would have resulted in a sale at a loss, which is prohibited by law. Know that your bank account has not been debited for this article. strives to ensure that every customer has a high quality service and the best deals. Please kindly accept our apologies for the inconvenience and thank you for your understanding. Regards, Customer Service Please note that this information message was sent from an address that can receive e-mails. Thank you not to respond.


I take it this is mine cancelled Bonjour, Nous vous informons que l’article 'Asus 90-IGY7002M03-3PA0 Routeur sans fil 450 Mbps Blanc' que vous avez choisi sur a fait l’objet d’une erreur d’affichage de prix. Nous avons été contraints de retirer cet article de votre sélection car la vente de ce celui-ci au prix erroné aurait entrainé une vente à perte, ce qui est interdit par la loi. Sachez que votre compte bancaire n'a pas été débité du montant correspondant à cet article. met tout en œuvre pour que chaque client bénéficie d'un service de qualité irréprochable et des meilleures offres. Nous vous prions de bien vouloir accepter nos excuses pour le désagrément causé et vous remercions pour votre compréhension. Cordialement, Service Client Veuillez noter que ce message d'information a été envoyé à partir d'une adresse ne pouvant recevoir d'e-mails. Merci de ne pas y répondre.


mines not been cancelled yet :) i guess it will soon!


Ok, I coudln't find the book anyway

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