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Seems you dont listen to reasoning. Ive fixed many customers wifi problems just by relocating their residental gateway (modem/wifi router combo) whether it was by a metallic item, in a closet, in an entertainment stand, or even on the floor... Last thing was either the inside wiring or the cabling going from the node to the home...

Best of luck trying to find the problem joik.
 
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Seems you dont listen to reasoning. Ive fixed many customers wifi problems just by relocating their residental gateway (modem/wifi router combo) whether it was by a metallic item, in a closet, in an entertainment stand, or even on the floor... Last thing was either the inside wiring or the cabling going from the node to the home...

Best of luck trying to find the problem joik.
I seem to have eliminated both problems by adjusting the QoS settings to 90/23. No lag so far.
 

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Ill tell you right now the router you have which I assume is the RT-87U will continue to have issues while Asus gets it buttoned up and stable. It is that very reason I havent touched the one I have and it remains in the box.
 
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This kinda crap is what makes me never want to give a consumer grade router company another dime. It's enterprise grade from here on out for me!!!
 

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This kinda crap is what makes me never want to give a consumer grade router company another dime. It's enterprise grade from here on out for me!!!
Yes, but I like running my own gateway. :p

Code:
$ uname -a
Linux Sophia 3.2.0-4-amd64 #1 SMP Debian 3.2.57-3+deb7u2 x86_64 GNU/Linux
$ cat /proc/cpuinfo | grep "name"
model name      : AMD Phenom(tm) II X4 960T Processor
model name      : AMD Phenom(tm) II X4 960T Processor
model name      : AMD Phenom(tm) II X4 960T Processor
model name      : AMD Phenom(tm) II X4 960T Processor
$ free -m
             total       used       free     shared    buffers     cached
Mem:          3962        499       3463          0        116        219
-/+ buffers/cache:        164       3798
Swap:         3839          0       3839
$ sudo ifconfig
br0       Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:15:17:e4:02:82
          inet addr:10.10.10.254  Bcast:10.10.10.255  Mask:255.255.255.0
          inet6 addr: fe80::215:17ff:fee4:282/64 Scope:Link
          UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
          RX packets:3974902 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:4716085 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
          RX bytes:1252298448 (1.1 GiB)  TX bytes:4637981831 (4.3 GiB)

eth0      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr xx:xx:xx:0b:e2:9f
          inet addr:xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx  Bcast:255.255.255.255  Mask:255.255.252.0
          inet6 addr: xxxx:xxx:xxxx:xx:9923:1bbf:bdd0:a3c6/64 Scope:Global
          inet6 addr: fe80::4261:86ff:fe0b:e29f/64 Scope:Link
          inet6 addr: xxxx:xxx:xxxx:xx:42e:7344:6ff1:a2f6/64 Scope:Global
          UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
          RX packets:8385049 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:4026395 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
          RX bytes:4920614892 (4.5 GiB)  TX bytes:1310501244 (1.2 GiB)
          Interrupt:46 Base address:0x6000

eth1      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr xx:xx:xx:0b:e2:9e
          UP BROADCAST MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
          RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
          RX bytes:0 (0.0 B)  TX bytes:0 (0.0 B)
          Interrupt:47 Base address:0xa000

eth2      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr xx:xx:xx:e4:02:82
          UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
          RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:22717 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
          RX bytes:0 (0.0 B)  TX bytes:3265876 (3.1 MiB)
          Interrupt:19 Memory:fe8e0000-fe900000

eth3      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr xx:xx:xx:e4:02:83
          UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
          RX packets:3991998 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:4716086 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
          RX bytes:1338897757 (1.2 GiB)  TX bytes:4662465164 (4.3 GiB)
          Interrupt:16 Memory:fe880000-fe8a0000

lo        Link encap:Local Loopback
          inet addr:127.0.0.1  Mask:255.0.0.0
          inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host
          UP LOOPBACK RUNNING  MTU:16436  Metric:1
          RX packets:709 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:709 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
          RX bytes:46731 (45.6 KiB)  TX bytes:46731 (45.6 KiB)
$ lspci | grep "Ethernet"
02:00.0 Ethernet controller: Intel Corporation 82571EB Gigabit Ethernet Controller (rev 06)
02:00.1 Ethernet controller: Intel Corporation 82571EB Gigabit Ethernet Controller (rev 06)
03:00.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8111/8168B PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet controller (rev 03)
04:00.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8111/8168B PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet controller (rev 03)
All I need to do is get two half decent wi-fi adapters for broadcasting an SSID for 2.4 and 5Ghz off of it and I can completely ditch my old Linksys E4200 all together.
 
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Yeah well stuff like Pfsense/Untange is good too because you get to control the hardware ;)
 

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Yeah well stuff like Pfsense/Untange is good too because you get to control the hardware ;)
How does Pfsense or Untange give you more control over the hardware? If you know how to use Linux, you should be able to do all the same things but without a GUI. I write my iptables rules by hand thank you very much. :p
 
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#33
Ill tell you right now the router you have which I assume is the RT-87U will continue to have issues while Asus gets it buttoned up and stable. It is that very reason I havent touched the one I have and it remains in the box.
The version I have is a Best Buy exclusive I believe.

This kinda crap is what makes me never want to give a consumer grade router company another dime. It's enterprise grade from here on out for me!!!
Yep, it's beginning to lag with/without QoS settings. At least the other new one only lagged during downloads. Not sure where to go from here...
 
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and everything is fine on both computers??
 
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How does Pfsense or Untange give you more control over the hardware? If you know how to use Linux, you should be able to do all the same things but without a GUI. I write my iptables rules by hand thank you very much. :p
as in picking the components.... :p
 

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as in picking the components.... :p
I still don't understand how that is any different than using a server running Linux. Pfsense is Linux with a GUI to make it easy for people who don't know how to fully administer a Linux gateway server from the command line.
 
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and everything is fine on both computers??
My brother is getting the same random lag I'm getting now. This router claimed to have one of the farthest ranges of any router available, and it is also the most expensive one in store ($280). Not sure why it would perform this way, when the Linksys WRT1900 worked fine besides downloads.
 

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The version I have is a Best Buy exclusive I believe.
I highly doubt yours is any different from the one I have, and if yours is best buy exclusive, maybe mine is an Asus exclusive as thats who sent me mine
 
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I highly doubt yours is any different from the one I have, and if yours is best buy exclusive, maybe mine is an Asus exclusive as thats who sent me mine
As far as I've read on Google, there's no difference between the RT-AC87R and RT-AC87U, other than one is only sold by Best Buy. I have no idea why, but that's all I've seen.
 
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Just upgraded to new firmware released three days ago. I'll report back when I have an accurate test result.
 
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The R is a unique SKU to make sure that nobody can do price matching since it's a "different model"... asus and bestbuy were in it with eachother then decided that.
 
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The R is a unique SKU to make sure that nobody can do price matching since it's a "different model"... asus and bestbuy were in it with eachother then decided that.
Yeah that's kind of what I figured. My brother's girlfriend works for Best Buy though so we got it for $157 when it's for sale for $280.
 
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So far so good since updating the firmware. Have yet to lag at all, and my speeds seem to have increased. Both my dad and I had our laptops double in speed out of nowhere.
 
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As far as I've read on Google, there's no difference between the RT-AC87R and RT-AC87U, other than one is only sold by Best Buy. I have no idea why, but that's all I've seen.
You are correct...

Quote from the ASUS PCDIY web site's article "August 2014 The Best 802.11AC Router – RT-AC87U & RT-AC87R":
The AC87U and the AC87R routers are identical when it comes to their hardware and design, the difference in their naming comes in where they can be purchased ( the 87R being a BestBuy specific sku ) and the 87U being available at all other retailers and etailers.

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