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149.99$ - Amazon and BestBuy - Linksys AC1900 Dual Band Open Source Wifi Wireless Router (WRT1900ACS-CA)

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149.99$ - Amazon and BestBuy - Linksys AC1900 Dual Band Open Source Wifi Wireless Router (WRT1900ACS-CA)

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Hi,

Just say this, I think it's a good deal for anyone looking for a good Router.

Thanks.

https://www.amazon.ca/Linksys-AC1900-So ... =wrt1900ac
http://www.bestbuy.ca/en-ca/product/lin ... 34396.aspx?
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i think this is the lowest its been, good deal for those looking for a router.

Also this router supports various fw
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I have a D-Link Dir880L router would this be better?
I find the D-link to be inconsistent.
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kgkuan wrote: Best Buy has ASUS RT-AC1900P on sale for $179.99, is it worth for $30 more?
http://www.bestbuy.ca/en-ca/product/asu ... 52373.aspx?
Yes. I assume you want "open source" is the ability to use DD-WRT/Tomato? All the Asus and can Merlin firmware which I believe is one of the best/stable firmware for Asus. If you don't need the advanced features that usual home user won't need, the Asus is great.

I have been running Merlin on my Asus RT-AC66 and now EA6900, it's the best thing ever, even better than Tomato in terms of reliability
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The AC1900 is really 600mbps @ 2.4ghz band + 1300mbps @ 5ghz band.

AC1750 is 450mbps + 1300mbps

so if you're operating on the 5ghz band, makes no difference. that's my understanding anyway.
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protege2k wrote: The AC1900 is really 600mbps @ 2.4ghz band + 1300mbps @ 5ghz band.

AC1750 is 450mbps + 1300mbps

so if you're operating on the 5ghz band, makes no difference. that's my understanding anyway.
not to mention that 600mbps on 2.4ghz requires a proprietary extension, so YMMV on device support.
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Good luck to anyone trying to get 600mbs on 2.4Ghz lol. Maybe if you live on a farm with a very specific wireless NIC you might be able to do it. 2.4Ghz is only useful these days for devices like phones and tablets not requiring high performance and even in some scenarios is completely not usable like in condo buildings and townhouse complexes due to interference (yes even for phones if you are ok with 1mbs throughput or less). 5Ghz performance is what matters.
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What would be a good laptop pcie half mini wireless card to get advantage of these high end routers?

Some people recommended the Intel 7260AC, is it still the case nowadays or are there other good options?
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This is a really good router. I have the 1900AC (less ram and slower processor) and its the best router I've owned. No issues at all. If you need a new router, this is the one to get, even if you run stock firmware, they've updated it enough to fix most of the issues when the 1900AC first got released.

Forgot to add, I used the 1900ACS for an event with ~30 Microsoft Surface's being used simultaneously in a hotel ball room and had no issues.
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Anyone know if these routers would be appropriate for an enterprise work environment? I'm trying reduce the amount of gigabit switches in the office (20 x 8 port switches fml) to reduce latency. Any experts?
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Luyuan20 wrote: Anyone know if these routers would be appropriate for an enterprise work environment? I'm trying reduce the amount of gigabit switches in the office (20 x 8 port switches fml) to reduce latency. Any experts?
In my humble humble humble humble opinion - since you ask this question, I personally do not think you should not be dealing with enterprise infrastructure.
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Price is now up to $199 on both sites, so deal is dead?

I did place an Amazon order at the $149 mark, but now it says it isn't going to ship for a month, which is really crappy as I kind of need a router now. I may cancel the order.
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DragOnT wrote: In my humble humble humble humble opinion - since you ask this question, I personally do not think you should not be dealing with enterprise infrastructure.
You'd be surprised how terrible of a job outside IT companies do. We gave up after paying some company over $5k to fix a RAID 5 server rack so now I do all the computing infrastructure. Many medium size businesses don't have the budget or requirement for a full/part time IT person.

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