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New router with very stable wireless 5ghz

Discussion in 'Wireless Buying Advice' started by didario, Jun 30, 2020.

  1. didario

    didario Occasional Visitor

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    Hi.
    I need a router with a very stable 5ghz network (or two). The router will support 10-15 wired clients and 10-15 wireless clients (smatphones, tablets, streaming Netflix, HBO, Amazon Video ...).
    In addition, I have two routers that are and will be used in wireless bridge mode (AC68u, N66U, the distance from the main router is max 3m). I don't want to use the mesh mode because I think the distances are too small and the wireless networks are interfering with each other.
    so far I have tested AC86u but gave it away because every hour Ac68u disappeared in the logs for an hour (WLCEVENTD wlceventd_eth6: Deauth/ auth) I do not know if this is not a bug in asus ac86u software. This was done on OF and Merlin firmware.
    Currently, my choice has been initially chosen by RT-AC5300 (+Merlin firmware of course).
    Are 5ghz networks stable in it?
    All my wireless devices have max AC. I don't have AX devices.
    Thanks for your help :)
     
  2. psychopomp1

    psychopomp1 Senior Member

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    Go for the Netgear R7800 with Voxel firmware installed on it and you're rock'n rolling :)
     
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  3. didario

    didario Occasional Visitor

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    Sure;)
    A week ago I destroyed 7800 :)
    Archaic menu and deatch after 4x firmware uploads:rolleyes:
     
  4. coxhaus

    coxhaus Part of the Furniture

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    I would say stop looking at the logs and focus on the devices and whether they work right.

    Try a Cisco WAP581 wireless AP and a short patch cable to a Cisco RV345P router. You will have solid 5GHz.
     
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  5. Trip

    Trip Very Senior Member

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    @coxhaus beat me to it. If you're core requirement is rock-solid wireless stability, the consumer segment would be about the last place I would look. Sure, you could monkey with third-party firmwares and probably find something that works well enough (OpenWRT + Qualcomm hardware likely being the best), but why even go to the trouble when SMB or enterprise-grade APs can get you there immediately, no fussing necessary?

    I'd pair a discrete AP with a rock-solid wired router (optionally a PoE switch) and be done with it, per coxhaus's example or something similar. Your network will run more like an appliance and less like a toy.
     
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  6. Paul in Seattle

    Paul in Seattle New Around Here

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    I had the RT-AC5300 and eventually returned it. The Merlin firmware didn't improve the performance. I was seeing less than 400 Mbps on wired and under 150 Mpbs on wireless. Here's a pic of the performance I'm seeing from my Alien on WiFi.
     

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