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ASUS Announces RT-N14UHP N300 Single-Band High Power Router

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ASUS today announced RT-N14UHP, a single-band N300 router with a unique high-power design that boosts wireless coverage by up to 300% compared to standard N300 routers. With its three detachable high-gain 9dBi antennas and adjustable output power, it is the perfect choice for users who need the maximum coverage at home or in the office. The RT-N14UHP also features a USB 2.0 port for sharing printers, files or even a cellular internet connection.

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I did not dare have such a thingi in my home - it look like one of
those long-legged bastards from the Half-Life 2 world......
 
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duh that antenna
i just imagine how if its on the wall
 
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I use two 7dBi and one 9dBi antennas on my Dark Knight, and they did increase the (already high) wireless range indeed. But the router also does get a lot hotter now, so I'm a bit worried about its longevity tbh.
 
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.....reminds of of one of those import tuner cars.... you know... you see a Honda civic pass by with a giant wing on the back..... but i guess in this case it really does make it go fast
 
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I use two 7dBi and one 9dBi antennas on my Dark Knight, and they did increase the (already high) wireless range indeed. But the router also does get a lot hotter now, so I'm a bit worried about its longevity tbh.
Where did you fid those antennas? I've got the same router... can't ever have enough range! ;P
 
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You lost me at single-band. Why bother attaching such high-gain antennas to a single-band router? It's not 2.4Ghz we need more range for, it's 5Ghz.
 
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You lost me at single-band. Why bother attaching such high-gain antennas to a single-band router? It's not 2.4Ghz we need more range for, it's 5Ghz.
Yeah, and what makes me laugh is that higher-gain antennae generally means more interference from your neighbors, and that's the speed limiting factor on 2.4GHz, not signal strength. Although, if I could rig one of these to pump out Gaussian noise, then I might get my neighbors around my apartment to change their router's channels, finally.
 
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Price?

Testing this one that I will have my review up soon for. it's an enterprise level one and It has a 1W transmit power, 3.5dBi antennas, and has an amazingly stable signal quality and maintains throughput very well as plotted by PRTG:

Test environment:

Specs of Building: This is going through about 32 ft through 2 walls, a solid all-wood dresser, and a chimney. The room has plaster walls in some places.

Sensor note: 5Ghz 802.11n mode:
ENTX-LST-6GB-25ST-5Ghz.png


I will reveal the router in an upcoming review but this is a very nice one!


I would love to review this asus one though and see how stable the signal would be compared to amped wireless routers and the one I'm currently testing.
 
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Is there a reason why manufacturers don't use line of sight measurement for router coverage? What I mean is a graph depicting signal strength in an industry standard set of conditions; e.g., over so many meters of unobstructed view and without interface from other routers on such and such band. That has far more meaning to me. You'd rarely find ideal conditions but you can estimate and make comparisons.

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Is there a reason why manufacturers don't use line of sight measurement for router coverage? What I mean is a graph depicting signal strength in an industry standard set of conditions; e.g., over so many meters of unobstructed view and without interface from other routers on such and such band. That has far more meaning to me. You'd rarely find ideal conditions but you can estimate and make comparisons.

Tony.
Becuase this isn't an ideal test, as it does not reflect real world use, thus the figures would be useless. I test in real world conditions because that's what people want to know. Not how it performs in a sterile lab. They want to know how it would perform in their home or office.
 
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Where did you fid those antennas? I've got the same router... can't ever have enough range! ;P
The "smaller" side ones are from TP-Link, but I can't find those anymore on their site, only an 8dBi version. The big one at the middle is from some company called Media-Tech (I bought both it in a local shop here on the corner, but looks like they are from Poland).
 
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Hey,

Nice find. Those are probably safe to use with enabling the 5Ghz band too, but again (as I told you) I only have the 2.4Ghz enabled since the 5Ghz is almost useless in the environment I have here, so I went for the better coverage with low investment (bought the three together for less than 12€). But gonna keep these in mind if I will ever need the 5Ghz band enabled in the future.

Cheers:toast: