Which Router do you guys use? I need something new.
Picture related. It's what I use currently
I got an Asus AC66U router about 3 months ago and I like it.
Can't really compare it to much else that is currently out there.
All i know is that it kicks the shit out of the 7 year old Netgear router it replaced.
Freebox 4, actually the last freebox that remains just a router and gets the job done.
also, not made in china.
I have the asus n56u. Kind of regret getting it. (Got it for 7x) the Wi-Fi signal is very weak when I'm using it in my room which has a bathroom in betweens. There are metal plates in the walls every six inches...
This Mikrotik beats any shit lined against it.
Runs RouterOS and with this you can set it as PPTP, L2TP, SSTP, or OVPN client. Also it can run as a server using all the protocols mentioned earlier. My favorite thing with this is the EthernetoverIP function inside PPTP VPN tunnel. Me and my friend all both on same LAN over internet. Also enabling proxy-arp function gives you the chance to discover all your firends devices.
2 asus rt-ac66u
3 wireless ac routers (speeds 1200mbps, 1750mbps, 1900mbps) from a manufacturer, all free.
>hey can u beta test
>simple test plan - run some speedtests, test that printer sharing/file sharing works, play some gaymes, report any problems
>boom free router to keep
>have been given 3 free routers and a wireless AC PCIe card for my desktop within the last 8 months
feels good man
If you don't have access to gigabit Ethernet, this is an awesome setup. Will be beyond stable.
Netgear R7000 running DD-WRT
I'm going to try installing OpenBSD one of these days
TL-WDR4300, works perfectly. It has a 2Tb drive plugged for ocassional movie watching and picture backup from phones.
Replaced an old 1043N pretty much like the pic you posted OP. Did the same job til one day crap itself. Both working with DD-WRT.
Probably not, 5GHz is shit for penetration and range.
If you run aftermarket firmware you could try changing the region to Singapore or something, they have higher legal power levels so that might help a bit but don't expect anything drastic.
I'm trying to build my own... but goddamn I can't find any old computers. People were tossing them out left and right 5-10 years ago and now nothing.
I got rid of all my old machines too years ago..
Also if I build my own what are some options for the os. Seems like pfsense is popular.
MikroTik RouterBoard RB951G-2HnD. Their routers run an open source firmware called RouterOS that has all of the options on the highest end Cisco routers but are based on Linux. I won't be upgrading to AC until they release a RouterBoard with it, I have full trust in them to make a stellar product at a ridiculous price.
Are those $300 tri-band routers that look like spaceships snake oil?
I'm currently using the built in router on my Comcast modem. It gives me advertised speeds on my desktop, which is wired, but shit download speeds over wireless. Like, half of that.
I'm definitely going to upgrade, I just don't know whether a $150 dual band would suffice.
is there such a thing as a reliable wireless router that doesn't have fucking blinking lights all over the god damned place
something a bit low profile since i keep it in my bed room? i tried tossing a thick cloth over it but then my signal dies due to overheating.
RouterOS is based on Linux. They just make all the goodie addons proprietary.
You might like pfSense. Most mature software firewall/router that is entirely open source and doesn't put features behind a paywall.
Fair enough. Different tools for different needs. I greatly enjoy having unique pieces.
Reboot the router without taking down the switch.
Reboot the WAP without taking down the router.
picture related, I think my apartament is haunted, after spending $100+ on this router I still don't get wifi on the kitchen.
I even get signal on the street two floors below, but the kitchen? nope
My ac66u was the most unreliable piece of shit.
The WORST part was that it is literally (dead serious) impossible to contact asus support for an rma on that router. Phone lines that never get picked up, redirects because the product isn't handled by one particular customer support team, and a chat room that was down (because of the "WEATHER" wtf) for months before I gave up.
unplug all your electronics (this includes lights) and appliances in the kitchen, if you get signal after doing so plug them back in one at a time until you lose it again replace item you just plugged back in.
since im doing everything wired i went with the 56, since it has the same tier ram and flash memory and the CPU is just below the max 1ghz speed of the top tier
was 99$ off amazon and a noticable leap ahead of the next teir for just 30$ and 2x better specs
the drag and drop QOS is awesome, along with the default DDWRT style firmware itself
the Asus series only has blinking at the back which you can easily throw a sock over
the lights on the front and the ones that bleed thru the vends are all static
unlike my old DGL-4100 taht i upgraded too which had the blinking going thru the entire inside of the case so every hole showed it
now its just a constellation of steady dots which if i position could be blocked by near by furniture