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  1. Val D.

    Home network configuration (PFsense)

    No, thanks. Feel free to offer support to pfSense users as well, or explain how bad it is... whatever you decide.
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    Home network configuration (PFsense)

    No problem, I'm not going to write here anymore. Sorry, @Discy for derailing your thread.
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    Upgraded to RT-AX88U from RT-AC68U: One Device Can't See SSID

    Have you tried to delete the saved network on this laptop and re-connect again? Realtek is not exceptionally good with drivers, I've seen newer ones making things worse. Do some research.
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    How do you max out a Gigabit internet connection

    I have 300Mbps ISP, rarely reaches 100Mbps with normal usage, some spikes here and there. Full speed only with downloads. I believe this is one of the reasons ISPs offer Gigabit service for not much more compared to 100Mbps service. They probably figured it out majority of customers paying for...
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    Home network configuration (PFsense)

    What's the point writing in this thread if you don't know the answer of this question? If you are trying to convince someone that ASUS router + Asuswrt-Merlin + Custom Scripts + USB stick + 2GB Swap File is the best thing in networking, then good. I believe most people got it already. Whoever is...
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    Home network configuration (PFsense)

    No one can give you a tutorial how to fine tune an entire OS. If you expect a quick 10-step setup deal that you can pass 1000 times after to others as a "knowledge", it's not going to happen here. There are 1000 different configurations to chose from. This "knowledge" works only when someone...
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    Home network configuration (PFsense)

    You already shared your experience with basic pfSense installation, all defaults, nothing changed, in this thread: https://www.snbforums.com/threads/pfsense-computer-bulid.61903/ Then 2 more people in the same thread proved you wrong with brand new pfSense installations. Why continue here? If...
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    Home network configuration (PFsense)

    Just type your question in Google and many sources pop-up. Much more than if you type something about Asuswrt-Merlin, actually. You don't need to set limits based on what's available in consumer routers. It's actually the opposite - with the hardware advancements in recent years consumer...
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    Home network configuration (PFsense)

    The pfSense Book is a good start: https://docs.netgate.com/pfsense/en/latest/book/ Lawrence Systems have some practical advice/examples videos: https://www.youtube.com/user/TheTecknowledge/search?query=pfsense
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    New wireless router for under £150 ($180)

    I avoid to repeat someone else's beliefs in my recommendations. There is only a hope ASUS fixed something, switched components suppliers, optimized production process, does better quality control, etc. We'll find out if 2019/2020 production routers are more reliable in 2021/2022. This is why a...
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    Looking for the best option for a pre owned router

    This is an assumption only not backed-up by any credible information source. All RT-AC86U units are the same HW version. Of course units manufactured in 2019/2020 have less failure reports, most are simply less than 1 year old. Do you have any failure rate data for 2021? Again, I would not...
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    RT-AX88U Setup Help Please

    Your options are limited there. Some RT-AX88U users report 2.4GHz signal level reduction with newer firmwares, actually. Stick to 20MHz channel, disable all Roaming Assistant, Airtime Fairness, MU-MIMO, Beamforming, TX Bursting... and hope for the best. In urban areas 2.4GHz band is usually...
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    New wireless router for under £150 ($180)

    Not recommended for this specific model. There are many offered as used and re-manufactured with all kind of issues. New only and from a reputable seller with full ASUS warranty, otherwise I wouldn't recommend this model at all. For the same price I would get Netgear R7800, actually.
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    New AiMesh Setup

    No problem. It's always a good idea to have a spare RT-AC86U, you never know... :)
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    New AiMesh Setup

    You already know RT-AC86U has a good range. One more RT-AC86U sounds like a good fit.
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