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  1. lifereinspired

    Router Dying - Need Advice (WiFi 6 vs AC, SQM, and more)

    Hi, We have a Netgear X8 R8500 AC5300 router. Its a little over 3.5 years old and starting to show signs of struggling (specifics below). I was previously thinking of waiting till fall and trying to invest in a Wi-Fi 6 (AX) router because the final specs of the new technology was supposed to be...
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    5 GHz Connection Speeds on 384.13

    Thanks for the great work, @RMerlin ! I updated to 384.13 from 384.12 today on an RT-AC3100 and noticed almost immediately that my 5GHz 802.11ac clients were no longer able to connect at full speeds. The fastest speeds under System Log - Wireless Log -> 5GHz were 228 Mbps. I know for a fact...
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    [ASUS GT-AX11000] Trying to obtain 1.7333 Gbps/802.11ac/160MHz

    Greetings, I am trying to obtain maximum throughput between two Ubuntu nodes; both with the 160MHz capable Intel Wireless-Ac 9260 card using an ASUS GT-AX11000 router. In both 5GHz-1 and 5GHz-2 band (I am using the 5GHz-1 one) I have the router configured as follows : - Wireless Mode ...
  4. thiggins

    CES 2019: D-Link Adds Mesh To Exo Router Family

    D-Link has refreshed its Exo wireless router family and added mesh capability to the five routers and two extenders announced today. All the new Exo routers have Gigabit Ethernet ports (1 WAN, 4 LAN), USB 3.0 port for storage sharing and support some management capabilities through Google...
  5. thiggins

    First EasyMesh Certified Product Is Out. It's An Extender

    ARRIS last week announced what it says is the first product to receive Wi-Fi EasyMesh™ certification from the Wi-Fi Alliance. The VAP4641 is a dual-band two radio extender with four-stream 802.11ac 5 GHz and two-stream 802.11n 2.4 GHz radios. The 5 GHz radio supports MU-MIMO and 160 MHz...
  6. thiggins

    TP-Link EAP225v3 AC1350 Wireless MU-MIMO Gigabit Ceiling Mount Access Point Reviewed

    The new version of TP-Link's inexpensive AC access point has a lot to like. Read on SmallNetBuilder
  7. thiggins

    TP-Link Announces Amazon-Exclusive AC Router

    TP-Link just announced its Archer A7 AC1750 Wireless Dual Band Gigabit Router. The main thrust of the router is lower cost, given its $80 price tag. Otherwise, it's a pretty standard Qualcomm-based 3x3 AC1750 class router with a USB 2.0 port supporting storage sharing. It's up for order now on...
  8. thiggins

    Phicomm K3C AC1900 MU-MIMO Gigabit Router Reviewed

    Phicomm's K3C AC1900 MU-MIMO Gigabit Router provides our first look at an router with Intel Wi-Fi inside. Read on SmallNetBuilder.
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    Multiple AP/Multiple Band roaming setup?

    Having retired my Apple Airport Extreme, I now have a Linksys WRT1900ACS (802.11ac) as my primary router and 2*Airport Express devices (802.11n/5GHz) to cover my house, all connected by Ethernet (ie with the AX devices in bridge mode). I obviously want to maintain maximum throughput but was...
  10. Julio Urquidi

    Open Mesh Announces Company’s First 802.11ac Wave 2 Access Point

    Open Mesh's A42 is a new dual-band AC1200 class PoE-powered access point, replacing the company's previous A40 dual-stream AP. The company claims the A42's quad core processor platform supports twice the number of devices and delivers up to "3X more data throughput than the previous model"...
  11. thiggins

    NETGEAR’s CES 2018 Announcements:

    NETGEAR's CES 2018 introductions include something for gamers, business and babies. Read on SmallNetBuilder
  12. thiggins

    ASUS Expands Lyra Mesh Family

    ASUS is expanding its Lyra mesh family and touting its 11ax router in its CES 2018 introductions Read on SmallNetBuilder
  13. thiggins

    D-Link Announces New Wi-Fi Systems, Routers and Cameras at CES 2018

    D-Link announced more Covr Wi-Fi systems, two 802.11ax routers and new products for the connected home at CES 2018. Read on SmallNetBuilder
  14. thiggins

    ASUS Makes AiMesh Official

    ASUS today quietly rolled out its AiMesh feature that has been in beta since last August. AiMesh is a free firmware upgrade for select ASUS routers that adds the ability to form multi-node networks. So you can start with an existing AC class router and add other copies of that router, or any...
  15. thiggins

    Linksys RE9000 MU-MIMO Range Extender Reviewed

    Linksys' RE9000 MU-MIMO Range Extender is a tri-band extender that provides four-stream backhaul for a surprisingly low price. Read on SmallNetBuilder
  16. thiggins

    Linksys EA8300 Max-Stream AC2200 Tri-Band Wi-Fi Router Reviewed

    Linksys' EA8300 Max-Stream AC2200 Tri-Band Wi-Fi Router is a less expensive two-stream, tri-band router that still delivers surprisingly good Wi-Fi performance. Read on SmallNetBuilder
  17. thiggins

    2x2 AC Access Point Roundup

    Our roundup of 2x2 802.11ac access points shows top performance doesn't have to cost a lot. Read on SmallNetBuilder
  18. thiggins

    ASUS RT-AC86U Dual Band AC2900 Wireless Router Reviewed

    ASUS' RT-AC86U Dual Band AC2900 Wireless Router aims to replace the RT-AC68 as ASUS' mainstream midrange router. Read on SmallNetBuilder
  19. thiggins

    Plume In a Three-way On Carrier Wi-Fi Mesh Systems?

    Plume Design today announced collaborations with both Broadcom and Qualcomm for development of multi-node distributed Wi-Fi systems. The Broadcom deal focuses on integration of Broadcom's Air-IQ and ZeroWaitDFS features with Plume's Adaptive WiFi Cloud Control and Management Platform. Also...
  20. thiggins

    Why You Don't Need MU-MIMO

    Delays, missteps and over-aggressive marketing have made this once promising technology something you can live without. Read on SmallNetBuilder