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FYI, if you put these into recovery mode you can load the RT-AC1200G+ (Plus) version of firmware.
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FYI, if you put these into recovery mode you can load the RT-AC1200G+ (Plus) version of firmware.
any benefits of loading this firmware?
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just upgraded to 100mb/charter.
temp using their router..... will this be everything i need? tech just said make sure it has 'ac' . also do i need to install any software or do that drt/ tomato hack?
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just upgraded to 100mb/charter.
temp using their router..... will this be everything i need? tech just said make sure it has 'ac' . also do i need to install any software or do that drt/ tomato hack?
The "tech" is referring to the 802.11ac wireless band, which is usually included in the model number for most manufacturers these days to make it easier on the average consumer (note how this model is AC1200).

However, the tech has no idea what they're talking about...

For one, is your modem built into the router? If so, you're going to also need a modem in order to get away from their lease. In that case, skip this router and go look for a cable modem that supports 802.11n or better and has at least 8 downstream channels.

Two, has the tech even confirmed you have devices that can utilize 802.11ac? Sure, every smartphone since 2014 probably supports ac, but it's unlikely you'll even notice your 100Mbit internet at that scale (it's not like you're going to bother watching 4k videos on your phone).

Computers, smart TVs, streaming boxes, and security cameras are where you'll be using the most bandwidth, but you'll want to confirm these devices support at least 802.11n or better in order for this router to make a significant difference.

When possible, always go wired to ensure you're actually benefiting from all that bandwidth a majority of the time, regardless of how many devices are connected. Wireless won't ever perform that reliably.
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Is this a good candidate for repeater/ access point capability?
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This or the T-Mobile WiFi router currently 59.99?
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This or the T-Mobile WiFi router currently 59.99?
I would like to know the same thing (the T-Mobile router NOT flashed)
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This or the T-Mobile WiFi router currently 59.99?
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I would like to know the same thing (the T-Mobile router NOT flashed)
Go with the T-Mobile one, superior hardware plus supported by the great Merlin firmware [github.com]

- ASUS RT-AC1200G [wikidevi.com]: single core BCM47189, 16 MB flash, 128 MB RAM, 2x2:2 MIMO [wordpress.com]

- ASUS RT-AC68U [wikidevi.com]: dual core BCM4708A0, 128 MB flash, 256 MB RAM, 3x3:3 MIMO
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The "tech" is referring to the 802.11ac wireless band, which is usually included in the model number for most manufacturers these days to make it easier on the average consumer (note how this model is AC1200).

However, the tech has no idea what they're talking about...

For one, is your modem built into the router? If so, you're going to also need a modem in order to get away from their lease. In that case, skip this router and go look for a cable modem that supports 802.11n or better and has at least 8 downstream channels.

Two, has the tech even confirmed you have devices that can utilize 802.11ac? Sure, every smartphone since 2014 probably supports ac, but it's unlikely you'll even notice your 100Mbit internet at that scale (it's not like you're going to bother watching 4k videos on your phone).

Computers, smart TVs, streaming boxes, and security cameras are where you'll be using the most bandwidth, but you'll want to confirm these devices support at least 802.11n or better in order for this router to make a significant difference.

When possible, always go wired to ensure you're actually benefiting from all that bandwidth a majority of the time, regardless of how many devices are connected. Wireless won't ever perform that reliably.
they provided a new modem separate. and yes my devices hit 100mb, 106 to be exact on wifi lol...
firebox and xbox are each hardwired.
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This or the T-Mobile WiFi router currently 59.99?
No contest. T-Mobile router is superior in every way. I have both routers and the AC1200 router is in the box as a backup.
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This or the T-Mobile WiFi router currently 59.99?
Do you need the MU-MIMO? If not this would be sufficient for almost every home usage.

So it depends on your needs. If you have 100Mbps isp..this will hit 100+ LAN and 80+ on wifi.

But for whatever the reason...Asus routers have connectivity issues quite often compared to other comparable brands..I've owned 3x different Asus routers throughout the years...and my oldest one was actually the one without the connectivity issue..but the two of more recent routers, I would need to reset/reboot my router at least once or twice a week...I went ahead and purchased a comparable router from another brand and haven't had issues since.

I'm not talking about high end Asus routers..I have no needs for those. mainly low to mid price range routers..I'm staying away from Asus routers for the time being.

But maybe others would have better luck with this one...good price nonetheless.
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But for whatever the reason...Asus routers have connectivity issues quite often compared to other comparable brands..I've owned 3x different Asus routers throughout the years...and my oldest one was actually the one without the connectivity issue..but the two of more recent routers, I would need to reset/reboot my router at least once or twice a week...I went ahead and purchased a comparable router from another brand and haven't had issues since.
First world problem disclaimer but man...I've gone through that and it was psychologically debilitating. The device slowly trained me to become anxious all the time when online, wondering if every pause or hiccup meant that I had to go downstairs to reset the router. Best to avoid technology that creates a climate of doubt and paranoia within the domicile.
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Go with the T-Mobile one, superior hardware plus supported by the great Merlin firmware [github.com]

- ASUS RT-AC1200G [wikidevi.com]: single core BCM47189, 16 MB flash, 128 MB RAM, 2x2:2 MIMO [wordpress.com]

- ASUS RT-AC68U [wikidevi.com]: dual core BCM4708A0, 128 MB flash, 256 MB RAM, 3x3:3 MIMO
What tmobile router? Can't find it in their site...? (Sorry router noob)
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