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Promoted 02-06-2016 by GoodDay at 02:17 PM View Original Post
Neweggflash has ASUS RT-N66R Dual-Band Wireless-N900 Gigabit Router (Refurbished) on Sale for $49.99. Shipping is free. Thanks deelseaker

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Our Research shows that ASUS RT-N66R Dual-Band Wireless-N900 Gigabit Router (Refurbished) is $20 less (29% Savings) than the next best price from a reputable merchant with prices starting from $70. - GoodDay

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Edited February 6, 2016 at 12:08 PM by annie930ny
I think this is the lowest non-rebate price yet. Only $5 more than the recent FP deal, but no $20 rebate to bother with.

Refurbished: ASUS RT-N66R Dual-Band Wireless-N900 Gigabit Router, DD-WRT Open Source support -Asus Certified [newegg.com]
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Truth is, people flash routers for three reasons: most popular reason is "because I like to tinker", followed by "xyz firmware adds ABC feature", and lastly, because the stock firmware is buggy.
The stock firmware on this router is based on ww-drt, so there is a lot of baked in functionality and I'd expect it to be stable.

Tl/Dr, you should be fine with stock firmware.

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Solid router if used with 3rd party firmware. I prefer Tomato, but many use Merlin. Been running one of these as the main router handling over a dozen WiFi devices, and several Ethernet connections. New vs refurb makes no difference to me. Warranty is void as soon as I flash the firmware anyway.
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Quote from Jack Schitt View Post :
Solid router if used with 3rd party firmware. I prefer Tomato, but many use Merlin. Been running one of these as the main router handling over a dozen WiFi devices, and several Ethernet connections. New vs refurb makes no difference to me. Warranty is void as soon as I flash the firmware anyway.
If you are using this as a basic home router, have five people streaming through it does it benefit at all to flash this or use it as is?
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I bought this exact router to use with pia via openvpn. I get almost 60mb/sec from my laptop with no VPN, around 43mb/sec using the pia client on my laptop, and under 10mb/sec using this router and openvpn. Needless to say, I returned it.
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Thanks op! I always prefer deals without rebate. In for 2!
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If you are using this as a basic home router, have five people streaming through it does it benefit at all to flash this or use it as is?
Truth is, people flash routers for three reasons: most popular reason is "because I like to tinker", followed by "xyz firmware adds ABC feature", and lastly, because the stock firmware is buggy.
The stock firmware on this router is based on ww-drt, so there is a lot of baked in functionality and I'd expect it to be stable.

Tl/Dr, you should be fine with stock firmware.
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Quote from gobblygook View Post :
Truth is, people flash routers for three reasons: most popular reason is "because I like to tinker", followed by "xyz firmware adds ABC feature", and lastly, because the stock firmware is buggy.
The stock firmware on this router is based on ww-drt, so there is a lot of baked in functionality and I'd expect it to be stable.

Tl/Dr, you should be fine with stock firmware.
Thanks for the info. , switching over from att to tw and looking to pick up a modem and router.
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Quote from gobblygook View Post :
Truth is, people flash routers for three reasons: most popular reason is "because I like to tinker", followed by "xyz firmware adds ABC feature", and lastly, because the stock firmware is buggy.
The stock firmware on this router is based on ww-drt, so there is a lot of baked in functionality and I'd expect it to be stable.

Tl/Dr, you should be fine with stock firmware.
You're absolutely right.. Main reason for most who flash firmware are tinkering, extra features and last stock firmware buggy...

The truth behind this router is the stock firmware is buggy where I have to hard reboot all the time to keep it stable... I never like to flash firmware unless necessary... I flash Merlin which is 99% stock and the unit been stable ever since with hardly any help with hard reboot... Don't bother using FTP if it's something you want to retrieve reliable but it's decent. .. Overall great unit which I paid $100 2 yrs ago
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very nice router for the price
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For anyone curious about whether or not to flash this unit.. I've had one running 24/7 (minus reboots) for a couple of years now with multiple wireless and wired connections. I've had great results with it. I wouldn't say it is necessary at all to flash it for something else, unless you're tinkering, as stated above.

For an average or slightly above average home user, it will have everything you want/need.
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wtf happened to just plug in and get internet. how do I know if I should flash a router.
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what file format an external harddrive needs to be formatted to plug into the usb and access the files? my buffalo router had a wierd file system and the usb was buggy would always lose the harddrive and have to reboot. was looking for the apple extreme with built in storage for that reason.
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This is a superior (to all the others I have owned) router. Plugging it in fixed all my network problems and actually delivers the WIFI speed its predecessor claimed. I've been running it for a couple of years with its stock firmware without incident. I can't ever recall rebooting to fix a router problem.
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This is a superior (to all the others I have owned) router. Plugging it in fixed all my network problems and actually delivers the WIFI speed its predecessor claimed. I've been running it for a couple of years with its stock firmware without incident. I can't ever recall rebooting to fix a router problem.
same here... this thing's a beast right outta the box.

Never had a problem in several years of service.,, not one
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