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 Post subject: New Router
PostPosted: Wed Dec 28, 2016 8:41 am 
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Well, finally done it!

My boys bought me a new ASUS RT-AC68U for Christmas, chucking out the PlusNet original.

Can't believe the difference.

WiFi all over the house, fastest connection I have ever had and no rebooting every 30-60 minutes.

If only I hadn't been such a tight wad and done it previously when I posted before :)

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Cracking router. I've got the RT-AC66U model with a HG612 modem (two units) and I'd not think of replacing them!!

Good choice!

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One of my boys bought one yesterday after thinking I was an idiot getting mine.

He is a gamer and can't believe the performance and all the extra things he can now do with it for his gaming, which I haven't a clue what he is on about!

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A good router makes all the difference even with a poor line - I have use draytek routers for many years - not exactly cheap but bulletproof


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How much better are these routers than say the bt hub 4 I have?
Are they easy to set up?


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steviejoiner74 wrote:
How much better are these routers than say the bt hub 4 I have?
Are they easy to set up?


Are you on "fibre"? If yes, I'd guess you have the separate modem?

If that's the case, you'll just need the router and keep the modem. I'm not a fan of the all in one solution for a number of reasons (other than reduced clutter).

You turn it on, plug a PC in or connect wirelessly and it 'captures' your browser. Plug in a few details like username/password (who's your ISP?), wireless network name and password and boom - you're away!

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I'm not on fibre yet. We've been promised it for 2 years now but nothing yet.
My oldest boy wants a fire stick that's loaded with kodi etc,he's seen them on eBay but we only get 8-10 meg and I'm worried it's not near fast enough.


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Install it on a PC and try before you buy. If it works on a PC it will work on a stick!

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Install it on a PC and try before you buy. If it works on a PC it will work on a stick!

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Cheers for the advice bg. The reason I would be buying a pre-loaded one is I've not got a pc.
Just an iPad in our gaff and you can't run anything on them.
The pre loaded ones apparently update themselves so I wouldn't need to do anything.
They are only a tenner dearer in price as well.


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Just had a look at a 4GB 1080p "stream" for you.

It starts and peaks at 42mb (as it's available), then it instantly tapers off to 3mb constantly. I'd guess it will use your full 10mb to buffer and then have plenty of headroom to keep ahead.

If it doesn't you could just increase the buffer (if you can on a Firestick??) and press play and pause it for a couple of seconds, then press play.

Missis needs the internet, but I could limit my internet to 8mb and try tomorrow?

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Cheers bg,that would be appreciated mate :thumbright:


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The difference between fibre and non-fibre isn't significant unless you have multiple people gaming or streaming at the same time. That's what I was told anyway.


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With media streaming it will adapt to your line capacity and will down scale to suit

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The difference between fibre and non-fibre isn't significant unless you have multiple people gaming or streaming at the same time. That's what I was told anyway


that's a good one :lol: :lol:

To put simply its the difference between a 8mm microbore pipe and 42mm pipe - no comparison



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