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[Newegg] $99 + FS, Refurbished Asus Certified RT-AC1900P Dual-Band Wireless AC-1900 Gigabit Router

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My AC68U stops WIFI function, no wifi singals, every now and then after I updated to the latest firmware, 3.0.0.4.384_32799

And, the speed to upload files to my AiDisk, UBS3.0, goes down after I attached Kingston 480GB SSD to the USB3.0 port, instead of USB 3.0 stick.
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If these manufacturers had any faith in their refurbs they'd offer the same warranty as their new products. Bought two refurb routers in the past, both failed within a few months (just after the warranty ended).
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hagbard wrote:
Oct 19th, 2018 3:45 pm
If these manufacturers had any faith in their refurbs they'd offer the same warranty as their new products. Bought two refurb routers in the past, both failed within a few months (just after the warranty ended).
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Wondering in what situations would it be worth paying more than double for asus ac2900 instead (rt-ac86u). I am thinking of getting two of these refurbs for wifi at my mom's house as the built in router in the modem is horrible. I currently have an ac2900 at my place and I really like it. Was waiting to get the ac2900 when it goes on sale again for $199 (hopeful) which would mean that I could buy two of these refurbs for the same price.
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hagbard wrote:
Oct 19th, 2018 3:45 pm
If these manufacturers had any faith in their refurbs they'd offer the same warranty as their new products. Bought two refurb routers in the past, both failed within a few months (just after the warranty ended).
I bought 2 D-Link DIR-880L refurb units - both working for more than a year. One stock and one running DD-WRT
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hagbard wrote:
Oct 19th, 2018 3:45 pm
If these manufacturers had any faith in their refurbs they'd offer the same warranty as their new products. Bought two refurb routers in the past, both failed within a few months (just after the warranty ended).
There is always a risk and possible red flag when you see so many refurbs for a particular product.
Then of course there are the buy and return(sometimes never opened) items from Costco, which never go back on the shelves but to refurbishers and liquidators.
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Showing as $129.99 on website and their eBay store now.
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I am currently using an 86U as our main router and absolutely love that beast. Our house has excellent coverage everywhere and speedtests over wifi typically show my rated (or higher) speed. However we have a large, deep yard and as we finish it off more I want a stronger signal throughout the entire yard. I am running an ethernet cable out to the under construction detached garage we are building and plan to put a second AImesh router in there to achieve my goal. Should I just go with something like the router that was posted here (which I know is expired but I have time to wait it out) or should I get another 86U? Would a second 86U be overkill and unnecessary ?

It is no rush to buy as the outdoor season is almost over but I do want to get a decision made on which mod to go with so I can watch for the best deal over the winter months.
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Decent router use it here
with Merlin's Firmware
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This is pretty tempting, but I'm wondering if it's overkill if I just want a better WiFi signal.
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ChicoQuente wrote:
Oct 20th, 2018 8:15 am
I am currently using an 86U as our main router and absolutely love that beast. Our house has excellent coverage everywhere and speedtests over wifi typically show my rated (or higher) speed. However we have a large, deep yard and as we finish it off more I want a stronger signal throughout the entire yard. I am running an ethernet cable out to the under construction detached garage we are building and plan to put a second AImesh router in there to achieve my goal. Should I just go with something like the router that was posted here (which I know is expired but I have time to wait it out) or should I get another 86U? Would a second 86U be overkill and unnecessary ?

It is no rush to buy as the outdoor season is almost over but I do want to get a decision made on which mod to go with so I can watch for the best deal over the winter months.
IMO, if you use the ethernet backhaul as you described, the 86U is overkill. I believe three bands are better if using wireless backhaul though.
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aquariaguy wrote:
Oct 19th, 2018 1:32 pm
Darn, waiting patiently for the AC86u to go on sale again
you won't regret it. I get full converage placed on first floor. Basement / second floor no problem. My deadspots are no longer dead spot when compared to rogers stock 2in1 modem

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