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  1. Paul Short

    General Asus Router CPU Access Point Query

    Many thanks for the reply and helping me understand this query better, much appreciated. At least I now know that upgrading would not lead to any great benefit, if at all, and that I should stick with my RT-AC88U as my access point.
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    General Asus Router CPU Access Point Query

    Hi Everyone I just want to know if a routers CPU performance affects internet experience when the router is in access point mode? As an example, I use a Draytek Vigor 130 as my modem which is connected to my Opnsense router which obviously handles all routing tasks. The Opnsense is then...
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    RT-AC68U or RT-AC86U Buying Advice Needed

    I think you’re right you know, the phrase is ‘don’t mess with it if it’s not broken’, so why should I be considering a new router right now if the 56U is working as well as it did from day one, and shows no signs of failing. I think I’ll leave it for now! I only considered the 86U due to the...
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    RT-AC68U or RT-AC86U Buying Advice Needed

    Above all that has been said, I still would prefer the AC86U over all of them, but I don’t think I can justify spending £150 ish on a piece of equipment where I would be using only a fraction of its capabilities and features.
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    RT-AC68U or RT-AC86U Buying Advice Needed

    That’s actually a fair point, I hadn’t really thought about the situation in those terms. The only thing I don’t want to do is miss out on a good deal with a router that has similar capabilities as my current 56U. I’m not saying my 56U is going to die on me anytime soon, it could well keep going...
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    RT-AC68U or RT-AC86U Buying Advice Needed

    Ok, well many thanks for all your responses, I do appreciate them. Its not made my decision any easier unfortunately, some saying save money with the 68U, some saying go for more performance with the 86U. I guess it boils down to what I need, and I can only base that decision on the 56U I’ve...
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    RT-AC68U or RT-AC86U Buying Advice Needed

    Many thanks for the reply. So in your view there’s no point in opting for the AC68U, even though it will be around be £100 cheaper for me to buy?
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    RT-AC68U or RT-AC86U Buying Advice Needed

    Hi All I’m currently looking at upgrading my trusty, well used Asus RT-AC56U router to something with more performance. I had set my sights on an RT-AC86U, however a friend of mine has an accidentally bought, brand new RT-AC68U that he said I could buy off him at a significantly reduced price...
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    Viewing Line Stats Setup Query

    As you said Andrei, got it working a treat now. I must have messed about with my Asus settings too much in the past and messed up a configuration along the way. Fully reset my Asus, set it up from scratch, and now I can access my Vigor 130 gui on my browser. Cheers for all your help.
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    Viewing Line Stats Setup Query

    Cheers for the help Andrei. Out of interest, what IP address should the Asus be on?
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    Viewing Line Stats Setup Query

    Many thanks for the reply and useful tip. Unfortunately I get error messages when I enter the command (see image) Any ideas why this might be happening?
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    Viewing Line Stats Setup Query

    Hi All Wondering if some one can help me with an issue I have regarding setting up my network to be able to view line stats. This might sound confusing so I apologise in advance if you get lost in what I'm trying to say, hopefully you can get the gist of it. I prefer using a separate modem and...
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    Modem Recommendations Needed

    IPTV isn't top on the list of my priorities, all I'm really after is a modem that will give me the max download and upload speeds from my sync, and keep latency down to the least as possible. I think I'll take the plunge and try out the Vigor 130. Thanks for the advice.
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    Modem Recommendations Needed

    Brilliant, thanks for the Brilliant, thanks for the advice. I'm actually with Plusnet, the BT Openreach HG612 modem I'm using has been unlocked so usable with any ISP, I presume you thought I was with BT as I was using that specific modem. In light of this I take it the alternative Vigor 130...
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    Modem Recommendations Needed

    Thanks for the prompt reply Andrei We had a BT Openreach engineer out a few weeks ago, and he said our line was good quality. I have had a new junction box (I think that's what it was called) on my line in the last year as the last was showing signs of corrosion, and I had a 5C BT master socket...
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