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[Amazon] [DEAD] AMAZON.COM Asus AC1900 router REFURB $64.87USD

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[Amazon] [DEAD] AMAZON.COM Asus AC1900 router REFURB $64.87USD

Asus AC1900 router is back again at $50 USD for those who missed it last month. Total is 50+8.17 (shipping) + 6.70 (import) = 64.87USD all in.
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Keep in mind, the Amazon Visa card expires on March 15th. Don't wait too long to jump on this deal. Got mine last month, and converted it to a an AC68U pretty easily. It was in mint/like new condition.
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As someone on a 30Mbps connection, is there any value in upgrading to this? I'm currently on a stock Linksys E4200. Apart from a USB 3.0 connection and AC, just trying to understand if this would make everyday life faster. Just trying to understand if my internet connection speed is the limiting element here? TIA.
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firecow wrote:
Mar 12th, 2018 11:39 pm
As someone on a 30Mbps connection, is there any value in upgrading to this? I'm currently on a stock Linksys E4200. Apart from a USB 3.0 connection and AC, just trying to understand if this would make everyday life faster. Just trying to understand if my internet connection speed is the limiting element here? TIA.
Do you move files around your house (media server, FTP etc)?
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firecow wrote:
Mar 12th, 2018 11:39 pm
As someone on a 30Mbps connection, is there any value in upgrading to this? I'm currently on a stock Linksys E4200. Apart from a USB 3.0 connection and AC, just trying to understand if this would make everyday life faster. Just trying to understand if my internet connection speed is the limiting element here? TIA.
It depends on what you use your network for. Movies stream better from your media server, you can run your backups over wifi faster... If you have several you make a mesh network to get rid of dead spots.

But if all you need is a router that connects to the internet at 30 Mbps, then there is little advantage of this router over the many others available. This ipv6 support is pretty good, and the QOS works well, but I can say the same for many routers.
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Too bad this is the T-Mobile version
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dgr81 wrote:
Mar 12th, 2018 11:49 pm
Too bad this is the T-Mobile version
How come?
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You can flash the firmware on these to run on ASUS's new firmware with AiMesh. I picked up an AC1900 on kijiji for $80 to act as a mesh node and extending my wifi throughout my house. Also, this works way better than a range extender or repeater because you're not having to disconnect and recommend to a different SSID and you can have an ethernet backhaul. So, if you're looking for a cheap mesh wifi system, this is the way to go!
https://www.asus.com/AiMesh/ - for more information.
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fudge_u wrote:
Mar 12th, 2018 11:50 pm
How come?
Not the other poster you were responding to but I found this on the Amazon.com reviews:
What does it do, does it connect to tmobile and use my data or is it a separate plan or it's it a tmobile branded router
Answer: This router uses custom CFE firmware that is years out of date. This router does not accept ASUS firmware and is unsupported by ASUS. This is a dead end.
By AmazonCustomer on November 27, 2017
Its a normal Asus router that Tmobile just slapped their brand name on.
By Ssaymssik Nac U. on October 9, 2017
It is also outfitted with a custom CFE and firmware. If you do want to change the firmware and do not have experience: this is not the router for you
By gatorback on October 29, 2017
So sounds like you can probably replace it with standard firmware but it isn't standard Asus firmware out of the box.
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YLSF wrote:
Mar 13th, 2018 12:10 am
Not the other poster you were responding to but I found this on the Amazon.com reviews:



So sounds like you can probably replace it with standard firmware but it isn't standard Asus firmware out of the box.
http://www.bayareatechpros.com/ac1900-to-ac68u/

I used that link to convert my T-Mobile AC1900 to an AC68U, then I installed a fork of Merlin's firmware. Pretty easy.

For anyone wondering, this is the fork of Merlin's firmware I installed. I used it previously when I had an AC68R a couple years back, and it was rock solid.

https://www.snbforums.com/threads/fork- ... 1e6.18914/
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How good is Asus AiMesh compared to Google or other mesh setups? Anyone have experience?
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firecow wrote:
Mar 12th, 2018 11:39 pm
As someone on a 30Mbps connection, is there any value in upgrading to this? I'm currently on a stock Linksys E4200. Apart from a USB 3.0 connection and AC, just trying to understand if this would make everyday life faster. Just trying to understand if my internet connection speed is the limiting element here? TIA.
The 30Mbps is definitely a speed limit for 4k streaming that is if you have 4k tv . I had to upgrade to a mid range router to stop the buffering issue which was I say reluctantly was worth it.
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Orpheus wrote:
Mar 13th, 2018 1:22 am
How good is Asus AiMesh compared to Google or other mesh setups? Anyone have experience?


It works great and I seamless switch access points with zero interruption. The 5Ghz band covers my entire house now. I have the AC68u and AC1900 running in my house.
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Just bought a second one so I can try AiMesh. Came out to $60.67USD shipped to Alberta.

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