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WiFi 6 Router Which to Choose?

WiFi 6 Router Which to Choose?

  • ASUS ROG Rapture GT-AX11000

    Votes: 2 28.6%
  • NETGEAR Nighthawk AX8

    Votes: 3 42.9%
  • TP-Link WiFi 6 AX6000

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Other

    Votes: 2 28.6%

  • Total voters
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My current Linksys E3000 is not cutting it for the amount of devices and throughput I use day to day. So looking to update to some new routers. Which one would you choose?
 
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My vote is for the Nighthawk. Asus has had some shady issues in the past, not sure I trust them with a router. Come on, Asus knows PC gamers love clean installs because of no bloat... this is just shady to me, something tells me Asus does more than this as well on their mobo's regarding telemetry. I have no reason to trust them.

 
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My vote is for the Nighthawk. Asus has had some shady issues in the past, not sure I trust them with a router. Come on, Asus knows PC gamers love clean installs because of no bloat... this is just shady to me, something tells me Asus does more than this as well on their mobo's regarding telemetry. I have no reason to trust them.

I voted for other because they all suck. I've had reasonable experiences with ASUS and TP-Link routers in the past, in my opinion they don't address firmware issues quickly enough. My current router is a TP-Link but not for much longer, half the features work half the time and lately it needs a reboot every few days or the guest wifi gets nutty.

Netgear is without a doubt the absolute WORST networking product company in business today. Just look at their firmware security issues with the R6xxx and R7xxx series. They had a backdoor a pre-schooler could open. Tom's HW post about that security issue.
I dealt with this a few years ago at a former employer. The boss at the time bought the R7000(if I remember correctly) for a small office location without consulting me. It took 4 months for Netgear to even acknowledge it was an issue. That was my third insane ordeal with Netgear garbage. I also had an 802.11g router they made that they never could get to work with forwarding certain ports(6 firmware revs). The worst in particular was a port used for Xbox Live which my son used at the time. A few years after that my brother bought a 2.4Ghz only 802.11n router from Netgear.(I don't remember the model) It stopped handing out DHCP addresses after 4 hours. Also if a device disconnected from the network, it wouldn't allow it to reconnect on the same IP address it had previously leased to it. He would leave the house and have to reboot the router to reconnect his phone to the Wifi. Imagine how fun that was with multiple people coming and going with phones and PCs. It had some proprietary processor so you couldn't put Tomato or DD-WRT on it. NETGEAR = Overrated GARBAGE
 
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That's quite a jump. I currently have an TP Link Archer C5400 and have had it for 2 years. Its so reliable I logged in about 3 months ago for the first time in a year and forgot the password. Its a fn rock
I changed the security from Auto to only WPA2-PSK. Also someone will recommend aftermarket firmware. Avoid it, stock firmware is awesome now in that price range
 
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I had dd-wrt on the e3000 and added heatsinks to the processor. Sadly 11n simply can’t cut it in 2019. ASUS ax11000 it is then
 
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That's quite a jump. I currently have an TP Link Archer C5400 and have had it for 2 years. Its so reliable I logged in about 3 months ago for the first time in a year and forgot the password. Its a fn rock
I changed the security from Auto to only WPA2-PSK. Also someone will recommend aftermarket firmware. Avoid it, stock firmware is awesome now in that price range
I Have an Archer C8, it was rock solid for a few years. For about 3 months now, the guest wifi stops accepting connections after 24 hours or so. I was never able to get the per device access scheduling to work right. Basically parental controls that limit internet access during certain times of the day. My son was 16 at the time and staying up until 2am on the internet. Fine on the weekends but not on school nights.

I replaced the Netgear 802.11g unit I had mentioned earlier with an ASUS model. The USB port died after a few years of using it to host a printer. That was really the only complaint I had about it. I replaced it because 802.11g was just too slow. I think my next router will be something entry business level or opensource. I've been messing around with pfSense for a while now.
 

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I voted for other because they all suck. I've had reasonable experiences with ASUS and TP-Link routers in the past, in my opinion they don't address firmware issues quickly enough. My current router is a TP-Link but not for much longer, half the features work half the time and lately it needs a reboot every few days or the guest wifi gets nutty.

Netgear is without a doubt the absolute WORST networking product company in business today. Just look at their firmware security issues with the R6xxx and R7xxx series. They had a backdoor a pre-schooler could open. Tom's HW post about that security issue.
I dealt with this a few years ago at a former employer. The boss at the time bought the R7000(if I remember correctly) for a small office location without consulting me. It took 4 months for Netgear to even acknowledge it was an issue. That was my third insane ordeal with Netgear garbage. I also had an 802.11g router they made that they never could get to work with forwarding certain ports(6 firmware revs). The worst in particular was a port used for Xbox Live which my son used at the time. A few years after that my brother bought a 2.4Ghz only 802.11n router from Netgear.(I don't remember the model) It stopped handing out DHCP addresses after 4 hours. Also if a device disconnected from the network, it wouldn't allow it to reconnect on the same IP address it had previously leased to it. He would leave the house and have to reboot the router to reconnect his phone to the Wifi. Imagine how fun that was with multiple people coming and going with phones and PCs. It had some proprietary processor so you couldn't put Tomato or DD-WRT on it. NETGEAR = Overrated GARBAGE
Hey dude.


Now I stand by myself and look for a new and successful self and find the netgear AC1750 which has the features that I am looking for as well as the price is actually at the bottom of amazon.com! what's the new version of it called?
 
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