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Asus RT-AC58U vs Asus RT-AC66U_B1 vs Keenetic Giga (KN-1010)

Discussion in 'ASUS AC Routers & Adapters' started by Sancho1985, Mar 13, 2018.

  1. Sancho1985

    Sancho1985 New Around Here

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    Hi guys. I need help. I want to buy a new router. What is better for stable wifi Asus RT-AC58U or Asus RT-AC66U_B1? What`s of this models are more perspective? My channel have 100 mbit/s download-upload (in the future may be more). At now i`m using 8 wi-fi devices. My RT-N12D1 model is`t to "slow" and don`t have 5GGh.

    RT-AC58U have quad core. RT-AC66U_B1 and KN-1010 have 2 core.
    p/s. At russian forums some users tells, that new Keenectic KN-1010 is much better tha 66U_B1. It`s true?
     
  2. wouterv

    wouterv Very Senior Member

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    The RT-AC58U has indeed a quad core CPU of Qualcomm.
    The RT-AC66U_B1 and RT-AC68U have a dual core CPU of Broadcom.
    The (Keenetic, made by ZyXEL) KN-1010 has a dual core CPU of MediaTek.
    It are 3 different routers, like one prefers to drive a Volkswagen, another a Ford and a third a Toyota.
    For your router preference I suggest to look into:
    1. A good support forum specific for the router model or brand.
    2. Firmware update support (release notes, fixing security issues, fixing bugs).
    3. Expected firmware update support period.
    4. Third party firmware support.
    5. User experiences.
     
  3. Sancho1985

    Sancho1985 New Around Here

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    Thanks. The price for 58U is lower on 35$. The price for 66U_B1 =KN-1010. Need i pay over or diffent is not cost it?
    1,2 it does not matter for me)
    3. i think nobody knows about it
    4. At recent time its less and less
    5. Not a lot of information about 58U and KN-1010. (no good reviews)
     
  4. wouterv

    wouterv Very Senior Member

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    1 May be ok.
    2 You better do care, to stay up to date with security fixes.
    3 You can check on the manufacturer website and see how frequent updates are issued, also for older routers.
    4 I agree.
    5 Alright, I suggest to go for safe and chose the RT-AC68U.
     
  5. Sancho1985

    Sancho1985 New Around Here

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    If RT-AC66_B1 it's RT-AC68U in "new" case, cost lower, i think i made a choice) It's 66_B1 :)