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How has everyone fared with using AC? I've been toying with picking up something like this, but it's an older house (1950) , so I'm a little worried that the wiring wouldn't be up for this.
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How has everyone fared with using AC? I've been toying with picking up something like this, but it's an older house (1950) , so I'm a little worried that the wiring wouldn't be up for this.
I have a vertical townhome and AC seems to work just fine. The router I have (not this one) allows me to adjust the transmit power, which I assume helps. Once you have experienced AC, the speed is unbelievably fast.
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This router is probably version 1.1 Version 2.0 has been out for a bit now. Too bad the EA series does not support dd-wrt. Might not support openvpn either.
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How has everyone fared with using AC? I've been toying with picking up something like this, but it's an older house (1950) , so I'm a little worried that the wiring wouldn't be up for this.
really good i got the tmobile ac1900 from asus and it covers my entire old house with 2.4 and 5.8 ghz wifi
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My house is 1400sqft and I have a quarter acre lot. I get a full signal anywhere on my property. With my old Wireless N linksys router I was getting half signal in my bedroom. This router is great. Bought mine used for $100.
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How has everyone fared with using AC? I've been toying with picking up something like this, but it's an older house (1950) , so I'm a little worried that the wiring wouldn't be up for this.
Night and day. Wireless AC is amazing. The signal doesn't show as strong but in my experience any connection you have is at full or nearly full speed, whereas Wireless N would drop off the weaker the signal got.

I get 100% throughput from my internet using Wireless AC 1900 or AC2600 on my EA8500.


I just bought a townhouse (not moved in yet) but I assume my EA8500 will be up to the task, if not I'd probably try this before a slower mesh system for a similar price.

I had my EA6900 (AC1900) router in a 1940s brick apartment building (1200SF apartment) and the signal was full everywhere in the unit and I was even able to get my wifi out on the patio and in the basement.
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really good i got the tmobile ac1900 from asus and it covers my entire old house with 2.4 and 5.8 ghz wifi
Did you flash it?
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I've had this router for a while as I got it on a lightning deal a while back.

Great range over an acre of land never out of signal.

It's great.
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How has everyone fared with using AC? I've been toying with picking up something like this, but it's an older house (1950) , so I'm a little worried that the wiring wouldn't be up for this.
it depends on what your walls are made of.
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I hated this, returned it in 2 days...work in tech.
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So I actually just ordered the Asus AC3200 on an Amazon sale for $189.99. upon seeing this deal, I almost cancelled my order to get this one. I'm lucky I didn't

Although this router definitely has the wireless bandwidth of the higher tier routers (in the 5gbps range), the features are incredulously lacking. Since I am finally buying a router, I really wanted to get one that supports openvpn so I could free up the small computer I have acting as a VPN server. The AC3200 has it... This Linksys doesn't. If features are important to you, be mindful of that.

I think I'll survive with the 3 gbps and slightly slower processor of the Asus.
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So I actually just ordered the Asus AC3200 on an Amazon sale for $189.99. upon seeing this deal, I almost cancelled my order to get this one. I'm lucky I didn't

Although this router definitely has the wireless bandwidth of the higher tier routers (in the 5gbps range), the features are incredulously lacking. Since I am finally buying a router, I really wanted to get one that supports openvpn so I could free up the small computer I have acting as a VPN server. The AC3200 has it... This Linksys doesn't. If features are important to you, be mindful of that.

I think I'll survive with the 3 gbps and slightly slower processor of the Asus.
For sure. Linksys is kind of idiot proof networking with a web based ui that you can access from a far. In a prior life I cared about all the cool stuff you could do with certain routers but now I just want one that's reliable and fast. Been very happy with my linksys routers over past couple years. Also good to give the parents so I can sort out any of their issues from a far (like very far from the parents)
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Wish I would of never bought the damn thing. I've got version 2. Have to reset it all the time. I'm about to buy the t mobile Asus 1900ac for 50$ refurbished.
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Wish I would of never bought the damn thing. I've got version 2. Have to reset it all the time. I'm about to buy the t mobile Asus 1900ac for 50$ refurbished.
If the ac1900 works for you why would you ever spend the money on this? That router you referenced is pretty much ancient now and much much slower than this one.
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