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ASUS RT-AC1200G AC1200 Dual-Band Wi-Fi Router with four 5dBi antennas and Parental Controls [newegg.com]

$49.99 - $10 rebate [newegg.com] w/ promo code EMCPUEU36 = $39.99 with Free Shipping

- Psst, don't tell anyone but this has the exact same hardware as the RT-AC1200G+ (Plus) model. If you enter recovery mode you can load the Plus firmware and get those added features.
- Expect to hit the 10 weeks turnaround for all Asus rebates and maybe have to nudge them.
- There has been a newer firmware released since those "dropping" complaints were entered in the reviews. I haven't seen the issue with a refurb unit. FP thread from last month
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What features does the + firmware add?
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If you are tech savvy, get Asus TM-AC1900 for about $50 when on sale and reflash it with 3rd party firmware. It has the same hardware as Asus RT-AC68U which is sold for $140.

Much more powerful than this Asus RT-AC1200G
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If you are tech savvy, get Asus TM-AC1900 for about $50 when on sale and reflash it with 3rd party firmware. It has the same hardware as Asus RT-AC68U which is sold for $140.

Much more powerful than this Asus RT-AC1200G

Agreed! Bought two locally for $50 and flashed Merlin's after converting firmware to AC68UApplause Setup one as a repeater and I'm a happy camper!
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What features does the + firmware add?
- The legacy USB LPR print server support allowing me to share a printer and disk was the useful one for me.

- AiPlayer/AiDisk file server

- 3G/4G data sharing (a.k.a. USB tethering)

Manuals to compare the ToC's.
http://dlcdnet.asus.com/pub/ASUS/...Manual.pdf
http://dlcdnet.asus.com/pub/ASUS/...Manual.pdf
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If you are tech savvy, get Asus TM-AC1900 for about $50 when on sale and reflash it with 3rd party firmware. It has the same hardware as Asus RT-AC68U which is sold for $140.

Much more powerful than this Asus RT-AC1200G
I've seen the raves about the 1900 when flashed but with the cat and mouse game, it becomes a little less obvious.

Can you elaborate on roughly why it's so superior of a device? I've found all my Asus routers to be rock solid to date, so I assume it's features
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If you are tech savvy, get Asus TM-AC1900 for about $50 when on sale and reflash it with 3rd party firmware. It has the same hardware as Asus RT-AC68U which is sold for $140.

Much more powerful than this Asus RT-AC1200G
I'm currently in the market for a router and I see that the TM-AC1900 is selling for $53 on Amazon. Don't feel like dealing with a rebate. Would you say it is worth buying?
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I'm currently in the market for a router and I see that the TM-AC1900 is selling for $53 on Amazon. Don't feel like dealing with a rebate. Would you say it is worth buying?
It has been on sale multiple times for $48 (refurb), so if you don't urgently need, you can wait out to save $5. It would need you flashing to make it AC68U (little bit of work) but overall, it's a much better router.

I did this couple of weeks back and happy with it except that have had constant wifi connection issue over 2.4ghz on Win10 laptops. I unfortunately have to change the 2.4ghz mode to "Legacy" vs. default "Auto" to resolve the issue. This caused the wifi speed to be reduced in almost half for me. In Legacy mode, clients that supports 802.11n natively, will run at much slower speed. I have 150Mbps plan but now on 2.4ghz I get max 20Mbps whereas on the same laptop, on 5ghz, I get close to 170Mbps speed.
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ASUS rebates = Thumbdown

Never again.
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Can anyone comment on the brick risk of updating this or the Asus TM-AC1900? Let's just say I've had pretty bad luck with flashing routers in the past.
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Man, I wish the deal would have come out earlier, because I just won a bid of $90 on a used Netgear R8000 on ebay.

I know they are two very different routers but I don't mind to get this Asus 1200 for budget saving.
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If you are tech savvy, get Asus TM-AC1900 for about $50 when on sale and reflash it with 3rd party firmware. It has the same hardware as Asus RT-AC68U which is sold for $140.

Much more powerful than this Asus RT-AC1200G
I'm not up to date on current routers and their range, do you think the ac1900 would have enough range if I put it say close to the ceiling on a first floor, would the signal reach to an attic? The house has a 1st floor, 2nd floor, attic and basement.

Thank you for any info
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I'm currently in the market for a router and I see that the TM-AC1900 is selling for $53 on Amazon. Don't feel like dealing with a rebate. Would you say it is worth buying?
The tmo 1900 ac from amazon is a better deal once u change the firmware from tmo to custom firmware. I brought two 1900 ac and using the aimesh.. pretty good deal love 8t.. but if u can get the https://slickdeals.net/f/11569195-tp-link-ac2600-wireless-wi-fi-gigabit-router-w-4-stream-technology-archer-c2600-rfb-65-newegg?src=rcm_category_mw .. 65 buck for tp ac2600 is a better deal. No tinkering n stronger spec than tmo
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Wish this had aimesh
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Is the code working for anyone..at the review screen it;s showing error
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