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Hi Guys,

I am on Virgin media 120mb and I am looking to purchase a router due to the fact that I need a change from Superhub. I am looking at two routers from Asus Please see links below. Which one do you think is better from the two?

http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=NW-059-AS&groupid=46&catid=1596

http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=NW-049-AS&groupid=46&catid=1596

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Well, they do both look ugly. :p

I personally would get a Cisco/Linksys, Netgear, or TP-Link

There a certain feature you are looking for?

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^^ ha ha ha no just wanted a decent soild router.

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I would get the:
[url="http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=NW-049-AS"]http://www.overclock...rodid=NW-049-AS[/url]

I own the RT-66R (same thing, just retail version) and it is AWESOME
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[quote name='YounGMessiah' timestamp='1369342502' post='595709600']
I would get the:
[url="http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=NW-049-AS"]http://www.overclock...rodid=NW-049-AS[/url]

I own the RT-66R (same thing, just retail version) and it is AWESOME
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why not this one http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=NW-059-AS&groupid=46&catid=1596

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[quote name='YounGMessiah' timestamp='1369342502' post='595709600']
I would get the:
[url="http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=NW-049-AS"]http://www.overclock...rodid=NW-049-AS[/url]

I own the RT-66R (same thing, just retail version) and it is AWESOME
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[quote name='mkol' timestamp='1369342904' post='595709612']


why not this one http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=NW-059-AS&groupid=46&catid=1596
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I have to agree, I have the Asus RT-N66U Black Diamond and it has performed without any problems, rock solid.

Unless you need the faster wireless, no reason to spend the extra $.

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Both are decent. I was on the verge of getting the RT-N66U but couldn't justify the need for it as my current router serves all my needs. Buy from Amazon and save a ****load off overpriced OC'ers price.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Asus-RT-AC66U-Diamond-Dual-Band-Gigabit/dp/B008O56HXC/
http://www.amazon.co.uk/ASUS-RT-N66U-Wireless-streaming-Warranty/dp/B007W16SMO/

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I have no experience with it, I can tell you with the one I own which is your other link.

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Well the RT-AC66U has 802.11ac while the RT-N66U only has 802.11n. So it just depends on whether 802.11ac is worth the extra expense to you. They're both excellent routers though.

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If this is Home/Personal I would just get wireless-n. If signal strength has been an issue or you have thick walls, I guess you could consider the 802.11ac one

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AC is still in draft, so I don't see the point in paying out for it.

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It wont even be implemented for a few years right?

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ok guys thanks will think on this and let you know.

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Im pretty sure with either or you will be happy, but to save some bucks the RT-N66U is great.

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The RT-N66U is an excellent choice. Load it up with Tomato firmware and you've got a rock solid really fast router.

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Asus RT-N66U

Has DDWRT.

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Isn't DDWRT and Tomato interchangeable?

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[quote name='Ambroos' timestamp='1369345743' post='595709722']
The RT-N66U is an excellent choice. Load it up with Tomato firmware and you've got a rock solid really fast router.
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The same can be said about the NETGEAR WNDR3700v4, even with the factory firmware.

I got mine two months back (replaced a WNR3500v1) and it's a dual-band N all-gigabit (LAN and WAN) router that does everything I ask of it - and then some.

It even supports DHCP6-PD in the stock firmware; number of other routers (at any price) that do so - one. (Apple's horrendously pricey AirPort Extreme.) It supports DLNA as well - not exactly commonplace for a $100USD router.

I'm actually thinking of doing gigabit teaming with this router - because both OSes I run on my desktop (Windows 8 and Server 2012) explicitly support it.

Post setup, what I did was turn off the (isolated) guest network, and lock down both low and high bands (WPA2-TKIP+AES), which have complete isolation from each other (different IDs *and* passphrases).

Hack-resistant, bulletproof, and a bargain - and on stock firmware no less. What is wrong with that?

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"I'm actually thinking of doing gigabit teaming with this router"

To what? Your internet connection of over 1gbps? Other machines on your network, do the hdd support moving files over the speed of 1gbps? Good gig nics you should see in the 900Mbps plus range, so /8 your looking at over 100MBps in a file transfer - do you disks support more than that for a sustained xfer? Are you moving files between SSD across your network?

In a home or smb setup with only a few users, the need for over 1 gig connections or even a backbone is highly unlikely to be of use. But sure if you want to do it so you can say you did it and brag about your iperf speeds - have fun ;)

"lock down both low and high bands (WPA2-TKIP+AES), which have complete isolation from each other (different IDs *and* passphrases)."

And are they on the same lan segment? if so then I am fairly sure they are connected.. Since you stated you disabled the guest wireless which is normally limited to only internet access. Creating multiple SSID, with different psk does not isolate them. Are you running multiple vlans with acls between them? If not they are on the same network segment I would guess with no isolation other than connecting via a different ssid and psk.

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[quote name='BudMan' timestamp='1369658889' post='595716610']
"I'm actually thinking of doing gigabit teaming with this router"

To what? Your internet connection of over 1gbps? Other machines on your network, do the hdd support moving files over the speed of 1gbps? Good gig nics you should see in the 900Mbps plus range, so /8 your looking at over 100MBps in a file transfer - do you disks support more than that for a sustained xfer? Are you moving files between SSD across your network?

In a home or smb setup with only a few users, the need for over 1 gig connections or even a backbone is highly unlikely to be of use. But sure if you want to do it so you can say you did it and brag about your iperf speeds - have fun ;)

"lock down both low and high bands (WPA2-TKIP+AES), which have complete isolation from each other (different IDs *and* passphrases)."

And are they on the same lan segment? if so then I am fairly sure they are connected.. Since you stated you disabled the guest wireless which is normally limited to only internet access. Creating multiple SSID, with different psk does not isolate them. Are you running multiple vlans with acls between them? If not they are on the same network segment I would guess with no isolation other than connecting via a different ssid and psk.
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The reason for the teaming is to increase bandwidth/reduce lag *because* I multitask - I'm not one of those that shut down every application while gaming, or do the same while doing background P2P - that should normally not be necessary. The reason for the isolation is so high-band-capable devices don't impact low-band ones, or vice-versa. The 5 GHz N band is much better for video streaming than the 2.4 GHz band - hence the only occupant OF that band is mom's smart TV two floors up. Other than that TV, there is typically only one other wireless connection running at any one time. The teaming is for this specific PC - not the network as a whole, and it will be WIRED, not wireless.

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