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It is actually $65 AC, which makes it a slicker deal. Thinking whether to pull the plug, or wait for AC2600 devices to drop in price.
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How does this compare to tp-link ac1900 deal from Amazon posted yesterday?
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or wait for AC2600 devices to drop in price.
if you need it now, then what's the point in waiting?

you probably don't have enough simultaneous stream devices
to come close to saturating even a 1200ac dual gig router.

besides, you can always get a second one as a wired endpoint
and host even more devices than any ac2600 could.

bonus over ANY tp-link is you can flash dd-wrt on this d-link.
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I have a ten year old linksis router that works prefectly fine except my wifi on phones stop working now and then so I have to turn on and off thr wifi on my mobile devices. Everything else works flawlessly. We have many chromecasts but rarely use more than two at the same time. Is it worth upgrading?
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is it worth upgrading?
yes. any wifi router made before 2015 should be replaced by now.
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Same price as Amazon...cheaper through Amazon Warehouse:

http://www.amazon.com/D-Link-AC17...00PVCZI40/


Also, this model only has 64MB of RAM, so it's fairly limited if you're trying to enable some advanced features via DD-WRT
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yes. any wifi router made before 2015 should be replaced by now.
Thanks, can you justify why based on my message above?
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Ive had 2 dlinks. Their firmware updates are pathetic ( dont expect any updates) and their customer support and warranty sucks.
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Ive had 2 dlinks. Their firmware updates are pathetic and their customer support and warranty sucks.
What's a good alternative at this price point and performance?
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Thanks, can you justify why based on my message above?
2014 is when most of today's important features came into retail,
such as dual channel, beam-forming, and 2x2 mu-mimo.

most of those early 2014 routers were chip engineered wrong
and later "v2" corrected in 2015. pretty much every router since
has been based on these same 2015 standards, so all you really
pay for are more 2015 wifi radios working in the same router box,

with added gimmicks like network shared usb device hosting,
which is wasted now that nas and network printers are so cheap.
also wasted are faster cpu's and ram in routers, since most of
that benefits the usb device i/o hosting - NOT packet traffic.

gig ethernet switching has been around nearly 2 decades already.
the only reason we didn't see gig switches in home routers was
due to the fact that our ISP's were relatively slow before 2014.
I doubt anyone here had a home ISP faster than 50mbps back then.

the next trans formative year will be 2019 once 802.11aX gets done right,
but most households won't really benefit from all that capacity, and are
better off going with more 2015 router+endpoints for a home meshnet.
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What's a good alternative at this price point and performance?
Probably that asus tm one that always pops up on Slickdeals
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yes. any wifi router made before 2015 should be replaced by now.
Are you serious? I have an ASUS RT-68U (AC1900) router which performs well. It was released in 2013. Why should I replace it for something like this, which seems to be inferior in every way?
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Are you serious? I have an ASUS RT-68U (AC1900) router which performs well. It was released in 2013. Why should I replace it for something like this, which seems to be inferior in every way?
You shouldn't, if your RT-68U is performing well with all of your devices then if it ain't broke don't fix it. If you did buy this d-link, you could get use out of it by bridging it to your RT-68U and giving your network another AP and 4x GigE wired ports, but if you're not running into issues with the one you already have, then you don't need this.
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You shouldn't, if your RT-68U is performing well with all of your devices then if it ain't broke don't fix it. If you did buy this d-link, you could get use out of it by bridging it to your RT-68U and giving your network another AP and 4x GigE wired ports, but if you're not running into issues with the one you already have, then you don't need this.
I figured as much. It was sort of a rhetorical question. I just don't like when people give blanket advice, and people less knowledgeable on a subject follow the advice. Giving advice to replace any router released before 2015 is terrible advice.
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