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So far very happy with purchase, it's exceeded expectations
Our old Netgear router died a week after we connected to the NBN so we were up for a new one. I was confused about all the choices so I went onto Whirlpool forum to get some advice and after a lot of deliberations between a TP Link and this model I decided to get this model, everyone was raving about it. A bit pricier than the TP link but so far it has been great. We couldn't get reception out in our shed previously which we can now, there is no lag. We often have several (6) devices going all at once and it handles it very well. It's comp...act, it fits behind our TV without any issues and the app that comes with it is pretty high tech and cool, but easy to navigate. The support is also great, Netgear only offered a 90 day warranty, this one is 3 years and for someone who is only slightly tech savy it's a big deal to know I can have help if I need it. The best part is being able to connect a USB to our router which then connects to our computer wirelessly so I can update our media files on the USB easily without having to unplug anything. It's also compatible with other Asus modems to create a mesh system incase you ever extend on your house and need extra coverage. Watch our for grey imports though, they only offer a 1 year warranty, make sure to purchase genuine Australian stock to get the 3 year warranty. Bought ours through a computer store online.
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This is my second Asus router. I have the two ethernet bridged together now to increase signal strength across a large house. I think the quality with Asus is great, support and updates are also good. I would buy another Asus router in the future, maybe one with a 8 slot and not a 4 slot next time.
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Small, but so powerfull
I upgraded to this as my ASUS RT-AC87U was playing up, out of warranty and was using a form of wifi that ASUS was having a lot of issues with. After falling in love with the ASUS interface, and the features that are available, I decided to stay with ASUS and got their newest RT-AC86U and boy does this deliver.
Just like the old 87U I had, the wifi coverage is outstanding. My house is on a 638sqm block, and I have wifi throughout the whole house, and in the backyard. I have about 40 devices connected via wifi and ethernet cable, and performance...has always been great, with little to no dropouts. Setup was painlessly easy using the web interface and answering a few questions to get you connected to the internet and to set up your wifi. There is also a mobile app available that can show you a QR code to help quickly connected mobile devices to your wifi. Previously this was only available via Harvey Norman via an exclusive deal, but that has now expired and this router can be brought at many different locations without having to pay the huge markup that HN had on it, or getting one from the grey import market.
When the 68U no longer cuts it.
I have been using Asus routers for a long time, starting off with early models then upgrading the AC68U which did the job for years, but when the NBN came around and we needed something with a bit more juice, we decided to purchase a few of these bad boys.
If you are familiar with the ASUS admin area, then you won’t have an issue configuring this beauty and then you leave it to work it’s magic with hardly any issue. We have had these running 24/7 with multiple devices and have barely seen a hiccup, and the wifi range is excellent for both channels.
Love ASUS routers
After I bricked my R7000 Netgear router trying to flash custom firmware, I finally upgraded to this router. Always hated my Netgear (poor signal, slow speed, you name it). Yes I have tried different custom firmwares on R7000. None of them solved my problem. Finally got a proper ASUS one. It just works. I love this model as it has smaller footprint as it's standing up in comparison to 88U and 87U. Too bad only HN sells them in Australia, so you can't really shop around unless you wanna get it from overseas. Be sure to haggle though.
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