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ASUS AC5300 Wi-Fi Tri-band Gigabit Wireless Router $269 plus

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Jr. Member
Jan 3, 2017
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Router noob here. I have the Rogers 1GB package and for a while had the standard modem/router combo they give you. I know the router was pretty crappy, but I got decent speeds from it on 5G close by (maybe 500/600). Recently, it started going funky and not outputting those speeds (I got max 350) and we haven't gotten any new devices so I bought the TP link C7 AC1750 hoping this would fix it BUT I got the exact same speeds from this router even though im standing beside the router. I checked wired connection on a bunch of devices and its solid - I got 800/900 easy. So I'm not sure what to do here...could anyone offer some advice?

The C7 AC1750 claims to offer UP to 1300 download on 5.0ghz but 250/300 (which is the same as my crappy Rogers router) seems odd. Google told me that other people experienced this too on the C7, so maybe its the router...? Can anyone recommend a router they know can output proper speeds with a good wired connections? And has decent range too (covers ~1500-2000 sqft) Thanks!
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Sep 30, 2003
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Good price....note that this is the RT model, which supports Merlin firmware. The GT model doesn't.
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Jul 30, 2011
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Durham region
Inter01fan wrote: ..could anyone offer some advice?
.Go to Advanced > Wireless > Wireless Settings.

Check channel width is set to the highest mode... 40 or 80 probably... but might go as high as 160.. not sure about that model.
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Jan 3, 2017
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incongruent wrote: .Go to Advanced > Wireless > Wireless Settings.

Check channel width is set to the highest mode... 40 or 80 probably... but might go as high as 160.. not sure about that model.
Yep I did, highest avail is 80 and still no dice
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I'm currently getting 170-200Mbps with the Rogers CODA router on their gigabit package over the 5ghz channel in the basement from the main floor. Will this modem be a significant performance bump running with the CODA in bridge mode?
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A large majority of people don't need a singular expensive mega router, just a standard $70-$120 one should suffice then add one or two access points throughout your home depending on size.

Think of a mega router as being like a guy across town yelling into a megaphone. Sure you can hear him, but if you scream back at the top of your lungs he can't hear you. That's basically your dinky ass smartphone trying to communicate back, it can't.

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