Asus RT-N56U router - Page 3
Page 3 of 6 FirstFirst 12345 ... LastLast
Results 31 to 45 of 87

Thread: Asus RT-N56U router

  1. #31
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    Arkham Asylum, Cell 13
    Posts
    11,341
    I'm guessing you were asking which firmware version? xxxx.380.4180 is fine.

    jdc2000 already posted the link about updating the firmware.

  2. #32
    JLS is offline Virtual PC Specialist!!!
    Join Date
    Apr 2002
    Posts
    3,678
    Since I had my router for a number of years and need upgrading, I am going to purchase a new one.

    Midknyte, which brand and model would you recommend that would be best and that I don't loose connection numerous times a day?

  3. #33
    Join Date
    Feb 2000
    Location
    Idaho Falls, Idaho, USA
    Posts
    17,131
    Your budget $$$, how wide an area you need Wi-Fi coverage for, features, and what devices you plan to connect might all influence what router would be best for your needs.

    Some links to look through:

    https://www.pcmag.com/picks/the-best-wireless-routers

    https://www.tomsguide.com/us/best-wi...view-2498.html

    https://www.digitaltrends.com/comput...eless-routers/

    https://www.techradar.com/news/netwo...n-test-1090523

    https://www.cnet.com/news/best-wi-fi...-netgear-orbi/

  4. #34
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    Arkham Asylum, Cell 13
    Posts
    11,341
    As jdc2000 and I have both said, we would need to know your budget. We also need to know about your environment (size, # of floors, concrete walls, etc).

    Budget is really a limiting factor. I would start by looking at 802.11AC routers at least. 802.11AX is still fairly new, and a bit pricey. Maybe a mesh router set if you have a big house.

  5. #35
    JLS is offline Virtual PC Specialist!!!
    Join Date
    Apr 2002
    Posts
    3,678
    The size is just under 2000 sq ft. It has 3 floors (including the basement) and does not have any concrete walls. I don't want to pay more than I really need. My only issue with the one I am using is that it looses connection few times per day. Which router would you recommend that would be best to fix this issue without spending more money than I need?

  6. #36
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    Arkham Asylum, Cell 13
    Posts
    11,341
    That still doesn't tell us your price limit. An exact $ amount would help us narrow it down.

    Again, I would at least look at getting an 802.11AC router. I don't think you need to go with an AX router just yet.

    For a house like that, it might be good to get a mesh router setup.

  7. #37
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    Arkham Asylum, Cell 13
    Posts
    11,341
    That still doesn't tell us your price limit. An exact $ amount would help us narrow it down.

    Again, I would at least look at getting an 802.11AC router. I don't think you need to go with an AX router just yet.

    For a house like that, it might be good to get a mesh router setup.

  8. #38
    Join Date
    Feb 2000
    Location
    Idaho Falls, Idaho, USA
    Posts
    17,131
    With 3 floors and 2000 square feet, how good is coverage with your existing router, at least for areas where you are wanting Wi-Fi coverage?

    You can go low-end ($60-$100) with something like a TP-Link system, or middle of the road ($125-$200) with a Linksys, or high-end with a Netgear Nighthawk ($280-$375 and up). Mesh systems will cost more, but should guarantee coverage for all areas.

  9. #39
    JLS is offline Virtual PC Specialist!!!
    Join Date
    Apr 2002
    Posts
    3,678
    I have not used the tv in the basement, since I cancelled my cable. I want to purchase a second firestick tv 4k for it to use my wifi with it. I took my laptop in the basement to see how my wifi was using my current router and I didn't have any issues or slowness. I guess I won't want to spend any more than $200-$250. I always used Asus. Which brand/model would you suggest?

  10. #40
    Join Date
    Feb 2000
    Location
    Idaho Falls, Idaho, USA
    Posts
    17,131
    ASUS:

    Budget:
    RT-AC51U
    $70

    RT-AC66U
    $100

    Mid-Range:
    RT-AC86U
    $170

    https://www.techradar.com/news/best-asus-router

  11. #41
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    Arkham Asylum, Cell 13
    Posts
    11,341
    I wouldn't go lower than the AC66U. You don't want to go too cheap.

    You might as well price out the AC86U also. I've seen it going for around $140-150.

  12. #42
    JLS is offline Virtual PC Specialist!!!
    Join Date
    Apr 2002
    Posts
    3,678
    Is the Asus RT-AC86U a good router? Where did you see it for those prices, Midknyte? I believe the cheapest I could find was about $162.

  13. #43
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    Arkham Asylum, Cell 13
    Posts
    11,341
    Ah my bad. It was the RT-AC68U, not 86. Typo.

    I haven't used that router personally, but you can look for reviews. I'm more of a Netgear guy.

  14. #44
    JLS is offline Virtual PC Specialist!!!
    Join Date
    Apr 2002
    Posts
    3,678
    Which Netgear would you recommend to a similar product to the Asus RT-AC86U?

  15. #45
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    Arkham Asylum, Cell 13
    Posts
    11,341
    The Asus RT-AC86U is roughly the same level as a Netgear R7800.

    https://www.smallnetbuilder.com/tool...rs/router/view

    I'm not sure what's available right now though, both of those models are a few years old. Some models may have been replaced/discontinued.

    Hmm, it looks like the R7800 is still around, but it's more expensive than the RT-AC86U. Even the R7000P is more than the RT-AC68U.

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •