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Best Wireless Router 2019

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Best Wireless Router 2019

Upgraded internet service to Shaw 600. I have a Netgear R7000 AC1900 that has served me well. Looking to upgrade to maximize speeds. I have 30 devices connected to wireless which is probably the norm these days. I've been doing a tonne of research but there is so much conflicting information out there.

Interested in what your set up is on 600 service for optimal speeds. Thanks in advance
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I also had the R7000 and switched to an RT-AC86U on Rogers Gigabit Internet and it's leaps and bounds better.
The main thing is the Asus can support the higher speed, as my wireless devices were struggling to go above 200Mbps with the R7000.
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dinkeye wrote:
Feb 11th, 2019 12:39 pm
Upgraded internet service to Shaw 600. I have a Netgear R7000 AC1900 that has served me well. Looking to upgrade to maximize speeds. I have 30 devices connected to wireless which is probably the norm these days. I've been doing a tonne of research but there is so much conflicting information out there.

Interested in what your set up is on 600 service for optimal speeds. Thanks in advance
Since when did 30 devices be considered the Norm? I would suggest a Business class router if you are connecting that many items to it. A good site it https://www.smallnetbuilder.com/
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hightech wrote:
Feb 11th, 2019 9:49 pm
Since when did 30 devices be considered the Norm? I would suggest a Business class router if you are connecting that many items to it. A good site it https://www.smallnetbuilder.com/
Family of six = 6 phones connected, PS4, Xbox, Switch, 3 smart TV's, 3 laptops, 3 iPads, Firestick, Mi Box, 3 Nest security cameras, Nest thermostat, 2 Chromecast, Denon AVR.

Thanks for the reference. Will check it out
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dinkeye wrote:
Feb 11th, 2019 11:46 pm
Family of six = 6 phones connected, PS4, Xbox, Switch, 3 smart TV's, 3 laptops, 3 iPads, Firestick, Mi Box, 3 Nest security cameras, Nest thermostat, 2 Chromecast, Denon AVR.

Thanks for the reference. Will check it out
I would try to get at least some of these stuff wired up. I don't think many consumer router swill handle this many devices satisfyingly, especially if you play some of these console online.
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It's going to take a long time before wifi 6 is the standard. Wifi 6 devices are barely even out on the market yet. So the OP wouldn't have anything compatible with this. By the time wifi 6 does become the norm (if it ever does), the router(s) you have recommended will be out of date and need to be upgraded, thus making this purchase pointless till he gets new ipads, cell phones, ps4/xone, etc that's compatible.
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dinkeye wrote:
Feb 11th, 2019 11:46 pm
Family of six = 6 phones connected, PS4, Xbox, Switch, 3 smart TV's, 3 laptops, 3 iPads, Firestick, Mi Box, 3 Nest security cameras, Nest thermostat, 2 Chromecast, Denon AVR.

Thanks for the reference. Will check it out
Sometimes ... you do not NEED ALL of your devices connected at ALL TIMES! For example ... your gaming consoles ... you're ON ALL of them AT THE SAME TIME????

Some of your devices can be wired ... giving faster speeds and NOT HOGGING UP the WIFI Signals.

I have my Denon Receiver, Smart TV, Laptop, TWO Desktop PCs, and TWO Routers WIRED. There is also another WIRED Router for my Home Monitoring Camera and my Chamberlain MyQ device for the garage door opener.

The stuff that is on WiFi: Two smartphones, two tablets, Google Home Mini, Nest Thermostat, 2 Wireless Nest Protects, Front Door Lock, one other Home Monitoring Camera, Home Monitoring Tablet ... all of them connected to different WiFi SSIDs (Modem and two routers).

When the connections are split up ... you will always get good speeds!

I'm only using a cheap D-Link DIR859 Router and I get about 300 Mbps download all the time. With my WIRED devices, my constant is about 950 Mbps download.
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dinkeye wrote:
Feb 11th, 2019 12:39 pm
Upgraded internet service to Shaw 600. I have a Netgear R7000 AC1900 that has served me well. Looking to upgrade to maximize speeds. I have 30 devices connected to wireless which is probably the norm these days. I've been doing a tonne of research but there is so much conflicting information out there.

Interested in what your set up is on 600 service for optimal speeds. Thanks in advance
i have Netgear R7000 AC1900 too..just curious how do you setup the printer through this router?
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kiasu wrote:
Feb 12th, 2019 11:17 am
i have Netgear R7000 AC1900 too..just curious how do you setup the printer through this router?
Has nothing to do with the router, all routers can do printing. You just need a printer that can do wireless printing and then configure it through your computer or tablet and off you go
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dinkeye wrote:
Feb 11th, 2019 12:39 pm
Upgraded internet service to Shaw 600. I have a Netgear R7000 AC1900 that has served me well. Looking to upgrade to maximize speeds. I have 30 devices connected to wireless which is probably the norm these days. I've been doing a tonne of research but there is so much conflicting information out there.

Interested in what your set up is on 600 service for optimal speeds. Thanks in advance
I have 3 x r7000 in my home on 500mb symmetrical internet and the r7000's have been running fine. I see 300-400mb/s on wifi and I have as close to as many devices as you do. So I am curious as to why the need to upgrade at all?

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