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[Amazon.ca] ASUS 3-In-1 Wireless Router (RT-N12)

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[Amazon.ca] ASUS 3-In-1 Wireless Router (RT-N12)

  • Multiple 3-in-1 Router/Access Point /Range Extender wireless modes
  • 4 SSIDs help manage bandwidth allocation and access control
  • Powerful Online Multi-tasking, throughput up to 300Mbps
  • Two detachable 5dBi antennas for more powerful and wider coverage
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Should mention it's only N300 in title. Most people would want like AC1200 or higher nowadays.
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I wouldn't recommend this... especially in today's standards considering how old it is. Even the router/modem combos that internet providers give you are better than this.
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10/100 LAN, not even worth using as a switch.
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meepsheep wrote: Should mention it's only N300 in title. Most people would want like AC1200 or higher nowadays.
whats a good budget AC1200 and above? Intend to use it mainly as a relay, I already have a main AC86U router.
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BlueEL wrote: Thanks OP! Not everyone needs a super fast router.
Agreed. Especially in smaller spaces.

I used this for over a year and it served me very well. In fact, I still have it with the box, so if anyone in Toronto wants to take it off my hands, PM me.
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manho wrote: whats a good budget AC1200 and above? Intend to use it mainly as a relay, I already have a main AC86U router.
Asus (RT-AC1200) 802.11n AC1200 Dual-Band Wireless Router with 1xUSB 2.0 Port
https://www.canadacomputers.com/product ... _id=104407
For $50 I'd consider it budget. Asus has a good reputation with their networking electronics.

You can also wait for D-Link's to go on sale when it dips down to $50 https://www.canadacomputers.com/product ... _id=089799
I used to work at CC and it would go on sale frequently.
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manho wrote: whats a good budget AC1200 and above? Intend to use it mainly as a relay, I already have a main AC86U router.
meepsheep wrote: Asus (RT-AC1200) 802.11n AC1200 Dual-Band Wireless Router with 1xUSB 2.0 Port
https://www.canadacomputers.com/product ... _id=104407
For $50 I'd consider it budget. Asus has a good reputation with their networking electronics.

You can also wait for D-Link's to go on sale when it dips down to $50 https://www.canadacomputers.com/product ... _id=089799
I used to work at CC and it would go on sale frequently.
Might as well get the TP-Link Archer C7 for $65. No point of AC1200+ when the backhaul is 10/100 for both of those units.
At least the TP link is reasonable as cheap and has gigabit LAN.
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I have this router and I get about 2.2MB/s or 17-18 mbps max. On a AC1200 I get 6MB/s or 48 mbps. Setup, location, internet speed, devices all play a factor but I would say getting anything N wouldn't be a good investment.

There are more and more AX WIfi 6 routers available, so the AC routers will likely get very cheap this year.
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I bought this router for the same price like 5 years ago. Shell out a bit more for a more current router IMO.
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I would stay away from this router.
Years ago, I've installed this router a few times but I always found it to be slow to respond.

Nowadays, I would go for the ASUS RT-AC66U or the RT-AC68U. If you want a cheaper router, go for the T-Mobile refurb router. It's an ASUS RT-AC68U with custom firmware but it can be reflashed, with a bit of work, with the full firmware.

https://www.amazon.ca/T-Mobile-Wireless ... 410&sr=8-4

I've purchased it for about $50 USD.

Regardless, prices for these routers appear to be too expensive right now. Wait a bit, they come down.

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