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If you're on the lookout for a new router
25-05-2013, 01:19 PM
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If you're on the lookout for a new router
Get the Asus RT-N66U router. I call it Dark Knight router for short. It's the shiznit!

Putting a long story short, I needed a new router for my network and I got the N65U. I quickly learned however as soon as you plug a USB3 device into the ports, the 2.4ghz wireless frequency bombs out due to bad shielding (Intel white paper here)

This router is possibly the best router I've owned in yonks. Far surpasses my N56U!. The dead spot of wireless in my house now gets 31Mb over wifi on my phone!.

Here's a Think Broadband Review of the router

Amazon have it for £100 delivered

And PC world amazingly have it for £95 with cashback etc!

Suggest anyone who can afford one to get one!

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25-05-2013, 06:46 PM
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RE: If you're on the lookout for a new router
Right so being the total thicko I am would it work on origins systems and I presume you would still need the cellpipe bit
I've had enough of the TP link dropping wireless more often than some of the lasses in Soho drop there wotsits
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25-05-2013, 06:51 PM (This post was last modified: 26-05-2013 12:39 AM by mirdragon.)
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RE: If you're on the lookout for a new router
yeh, been looking at new router as my tp-link ap has died Sad

well it looks like the router does syslogging which is what i need

think may get one as found 10% discount code bringing price down to £90 - but pc world won't let me enter the code for it - says have to collect only and pay £100

did notice only supports up to 10 devices?

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26-05-2013, 01:09 AM
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RE: If you're on the lookout for a new router
Got this router as well and it's got the best wireless range of any router I've had, usually they struggle in my house with the thick walls but this one copes very well.
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26-05-2013, 01:39 PM
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RE: If you're on the lookout for a new router
@john1

Tell you now, I'd be very surprised if this router didn't solve all your wireless issues in your house!. I have 2 deadspots in my house and now I get 4 bar signals and epic signal on my Lumia 920 WiFi. It makes my wireless access point irrelevant!.

@mirdragon

According to my interface I have 14 connected devices at the moment and everything is running smooth as Smile

@agentwalker

You tried this Merlins firmware yet on it at all?

I think one of the best features if that you can plug a 3G/4G dongle onto the USB port and use it as a fallback if your connection goes down

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26-05-2013, 04:09 PM (This post was last modified: 26-05-2013 04:09 PM by ash45.)
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RE: If you're on the lookout for a new router
they have it on here for £89.07 with discount and with free del at the min also 4.04% cashback via topcashback

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26-05-2013, 05:17 PM
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RE: If you're on the lookout for a new router
(26-05-2013 01:39 PM)SpencerUk Wrote:  @agentwalker

You tried this Merlins firmware yet on it at all?

Nope just got the stock one on at the moment, what extra does it give you?
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26-05-2013, 06:52 PM
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RE: If you're on the lookout for a new router
Definitely looks like this is probably THE router to get, especially if you want 5Ghz support.

Its a shame the drivers aren't open source though, prevents OpenWRT from developing a firmware for it. Still apparently you can get DD-WRT as they are licensed to use the restricted drivers.

If I hadn't already built a router I would likely pick one of these up.

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26-05-2013, 08:56 PM
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Well I reckon I might just get one, but will I still need Origins cellpipe plugged in, at the moment I've got the cellpipe then the tp link so is the Asus all built in or will I need the cellpipe then the Asus..........yes I know I'm stupid .....sometimes Smile
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26-05-2013, 09:05 PM
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RE: If you're on the lookout for a new router
(26-05-2013 08:56 PM)john1 Wrote:  Well I reckon I might just get one, but will I still need Origins cellpipe plugged in, at the moment I've got the cellpipe then the tp link so is the Asus all built in or will I need the cellpipe then the Asus..........yes I know I'm stupid .....sometimes Smile

its a cable router so it will still need the cellpipe like your current setup Smile

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