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Asus - N900 Dual-Band Wireless-N Gigabit Router with 4-Port Ethernet Switch - Black

Asus N900 Dual-Band Wireless-N Gigabit Router: Set up your network connection quickly and easily, and then rely on it for HD video streaming, multiplayer gaming, USB hard drive file sharing and more. Built-in Wi-Fi amplifiers allow the signal to reach virtually every area of your home, even in larger, multilevel buildings.
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Questions & Answers for Asus - N900 Dual-Band Wireless-N Gigabit Router with 4-Port Ethernet Switch - Black

Question

N or AC how much does it matter?

I'm trying to decide if I should spend the extra money on the AC routers that are backwards compatible. I'm replacing a G router and am worried in less than a couple years I'll need a new router if I buy the N. My Belkin 54g is just now needing to be replaced and its more than 6 years old. I'm just wanting this new router to be useful for at least that long.
1 month, 2 weeks ago
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Sue
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Springfield
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answer 1
It's worth every dollar. Don't wait until the next best thing. Get fast connectivity now.
2 weeks, 4 days ago
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GreekSquad
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answer 2
There is no advantage to an ac router unless you buy the corresponding ac adaptor for every device you want to connect, or you plan on replacing your connecting equipment with new ones equipped with ac wireless.
1 month ago
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dcdad
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yes my opinion you're better off just to go with the ac for log term also you want to make sure you have the better modem when you do that .or go with the all in one
1 month, 1 week ago
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wlh356
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How does this router preform with video games online

2 months, 4 weeks ago
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TyBoii
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answer 1
We have a PS3 hardwired into the Asus router and it works very well for gaming and streaming video.
1 week, 3 days ago
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Airtrans
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answer 2
No issues. My son plays various games online using a PS3 and it's wireless all the time.

The ASUS supports all the newest wireless standards which are all faster than the old wireless standard our PS3 uses (it's a very old PS3).

You shouldn't have any problems.
1 month, 4 weeks ago
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Werewolf13
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Fly over Country
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answer 3
Perfectly
2 months ago
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Zoita
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Aventura
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answer 4
The router performs well. But your distance from the router, the kind of wireless adapter in your computer, and the connection speed from your ISP matter too!

I always recommend wiring in for gaming and ensure that your connection is at least 20mbps download and 3-5 mbps upload.
2 months, 1 week ago
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Caleb
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Rochester, NY
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answer 5
I have multiple gaming systems and online play is great. No problems to report on this unit.
2 months, 3 weeks ago
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tlzboricuapr
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answer 6
fast response with no lag via any feature/setting/wired or wireless. Same speed your pay for from your local provider is what you receive on the pass through with this ASUS.
2 months, 4 weeks ago
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ChrisChris
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Should I be downloading firmware updates to my ASUS N66R router, bought it in Jan. 2015.

ASUS N66R firmware updates
3 months, 3 weeks ago
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Debbie
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Norfolk, VA 23513
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if the router is stable and you do not need and of the fixes that the new firmware has to offer, I would not.
It also depends if there is a security fix.
3 months, 2 weeks ago
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gary
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answer 2
always download the firmware updates, they usually stabilize your device improves performance as well
3 months, 2 weeks ago
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Rdubs
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answer 3
As a rule, firmware updates are unnecessary unless 1) the firmware fixes features, functionality, or performance, 2) a feature is added by the new firmware that you would like to use, or 3) the firmware fixes security flaws that should be corrected. That being said, you should be ok to update the firmware if you are careful to let the firmware finish without losing power to the router. It is good to update the firmware periodically to fix security issues and improve performance if there are any, but it is unnecessary to do it often, unless you have one of the three reasons mentioned above for updating it, or if there is another specific reason for updating the firmware.
3 months, 3 weeks ago
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JoshBP
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Denver, CO
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answer 4
Yes I would do the firmware updates
3 months, 3 weeks ago
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christoph
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st. louis, mo
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answer 5
Yes. I purchased mine in Early October and have had one update already.
3 months, 3 weeks ago
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Kathy
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answer 6
Yes - upgrades to firmware after the product is built is common. Sometimes these are for improved performance or for correcting a problem that was discovered after production.
3 months, 3 weeks ago
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Will the ASUS N66R router support Samsung 4K UHD movie streaming?

Samsung 4K UHD TV 65" - ASUS N66R router is hooked up to my Modem upstairs in my home. Changing to Direct TV in a few weeks
3 months, 3 weeks ago
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Debbie
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Norfolk, VA 23513
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answer 1
I don't know. Suggest you call ASUS support.
2 weeks, 4 days ago
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GreekSquad
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answer 2
Yes, it will. But your proximity to the router, the kind of antenna on your device, and your connection from your Internet Provider matter as well.

Make sure that you have a fast enough connection from your provider. You need probably at least a 20mbps download speed for a good experience with 4k streaming.
2 months, 1 week ago
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Caleb
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Rochester, NY
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answer 3
Same TV Same Router works great!
2 months, 2 weeks ago
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paul80
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Pittsburgh, PA
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answer 4
A search for how much bandwidth shows that a 4K UHD stream from DirecTV requires around 16-20 Mbps. If your DirecTV boxes will be hard wired with Ethernet, there will be no problem. Connected with WiFi shouldn't be a problem either, as this router is capable of 450Mbps over WiFi.
3 months, 3 weeks ago
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JoshBP
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Denver, CO
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answer 5
works well with mine and my v room is 25 feet or more from the router
3 months, 3 weeks ago
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crome722
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Will my HP wireless printer connect easily to this router?

5 months, 2 weeks ago
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Bev
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Maine
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answer 1
Yes this router is very easy to use and great for around the house applications
1 month, 3 weeks ago
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Adam
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answer 2
Yes, I have an HP wireless printer and setup was a snap.
5 months, 1 week ago
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richbraz
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answer 3
It should.
5 months, 1 week ago
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Discriminatingbuyer
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Portland, Oregon
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answer 4
Yes it should connect right up.
5 months, 1 week ago
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BIGCommish
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Auburn, AL
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answer 5
If you can set up this wireless router then it's super easy to hook up your printer.
5 months, 2 weeks ago
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Chefjay
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West Fargo, ND
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answer 6
Yes it will connect easily. Just make sure you turn your wifi setting on the printer, search for wifi default name under your printer settings or whatever you may have named it, put in password then should be good to go.
5 months, 2 weeks ago
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bmrboy23
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Phila,Pa.
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answer 7
Yes, this product is compatible.
5 months, 2 weeks ago
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Question

Compatability

Is this Router compatible with Xfinity/Comcast Modem
5 months, 2 weeks ago
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Loubo
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King of Prussia, PA
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answer 1
Yes it works but you need a separate modem.

I am using Comcast modem plus this device.
5 months ago
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Veeru
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Bellevue
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answer 2
Yes .. It is
5 months, 1 week ago
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Carson
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Los Angeles
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answer 3
Just switched to Xfinity and everything works
5 months, 1 week ago
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Spicers
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Michigan
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answer 4
Yes it is. Although I recommend buying a modem from best buy that can be used with Comcast such as Motorola. Saves you from the monthly fees
5 months, 2 weeks ago
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bmrboy23
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Phila,Pa.
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answer 5
Yes! I have extreme 105. Works wonders.
5 months, 2 weeks ago
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Robert
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answer 6
Yes
5 months, 2 weeks ago
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DK11
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Frankfort, IL
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Question

Can i use two routers, this and a Verizon router?

I want to use a ethernet cable to connect the two so i can have one closer to my end of the house.
5 months, 3 weeks ago
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Yes,I do
4 months, 3 weeks ago
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Simp
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answer 2
You can connect 2 routers with the cross-over cable ( it is different from the ones we use to connect to network plug, looks however like the same one). There is no need although to connect 2 routers if you just want to extend your network. You can connect a switch to your Verizon router (or a hub - a switch is better) or if there is no wire - wireless network repeater or access point. Usually Asus routers are 4 in 1, one of the roles is access point. Hope this helps.
4 months, 3 weeks ago
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Vladimir
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answer 3
Absolutely. However, when you get into Asus routers, you'll find the range is fantastic, you may not need to have both on. It will auto configure, you can even easily set it up as a range extender or an access point, in just a few clicks, that way you won't have to have two networks, it'll be the same Name and Network Key and if you are using a wireless/cordless device, you can transfer from one router to the other (whichever has the strongest signal) quite seamlessly in most cases.
4 months, 4 weeks ago
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jaredofmusic
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Michigan
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answer 4
Yes, you have to set them at two different channels such as 1 and 4 for example so they don't overlap
5 months, 2 weeks ago
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bmrboy23
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Phila,Pa.
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answer 5
No, you can't connect two routers for better range, although you could get a range extender. A router is like a fridge, if you want two fridges in your house to increase your capacity great but you can't hook them together across the house to get access to the same food.
5 months, 2 weeks ago
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answer 6
Yes, each router uses two networks -
1) The network for incoming Internet
2) The network for devices to access the router with (i.e. WiFi)

When you cable two routers together, they will each have their unique pair of networks. The outgoing network on the first router will be the incoming network on the second router.

I use two routers myself, so have two different WiFi networks in my house.
5 months, 3 weeks ago
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Hondo
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Durham, NC
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Question

Does RT-A66R support Airprint?

Is Apple Airprint fully supported on this router? Does it take special setup or configuration?
6 months ago
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Fred
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Florida
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answer 1
The routers don't care about Apple Airprint. Your devices connect to them as normal.
However, your printer does care. It needs to be Airprint capable. As long as the printer is Airprint capable and connected to the same wireless network as the device you're trying to print from it will automatically work.
2 months, 1 week ago
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Caleb
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Rochester, NY
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Yes, it does. The printer and whatever device you're using to print off of, have to be on the same network.
3 months, 2 weeks ago
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Milo
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Phoenix, AZ
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answer 3
I'm not sure, I have an hp all in one printer and it hooked up with no problems
6 months ago
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dbr3477
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Texas gulf coast
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answer 4
Yes, it does support RT-AC66R. You just need to configure it on your device and then your device should find your ASUS router for it to connect.
6 months ago
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Question

Can you tether an android phone to the usb port to use as the internet connection?

Goal to use a android phone tethered through the usb port on the router to supply internet connection to the router.
9 months ago
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No you cannot. the router does not support this natively.
2 months, 1 week ago
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Caleb
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Rochester, NY
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answer 2
This may help you.

http://blog.jigsawpieces.me/2015/02/27/how-to-tether-an-android-phone-to-an-asus-rt-n56u-router/
4 months, 4 weeks ago
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jaredofmusic
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Michigan
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answer 3
Don't know about an android - but will work for IPhone.
6 months ago
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DaveT
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answer 4
Yes you can but it's not recommended because of the low bandwidth that comes with having a mobile connection.
7 months ago
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M25580
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answer 5
I am not 100% sure but I believe the usb is to add a hard drive that can then be accessible from all devices connecting to the router. that said, if you are using a android phone why go thru the trouble of even doing that when it should have a future already in it to allow you to use it as a hub?
9 months ago
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answer 6
I'm not entirely sure if the router in question supports RNDIS, which is the technology that Android uses to tether via USB. However, if you put your android in hotspot mode, the router chosen can be put in repeater mode, making the wifi connection much better for the rest of the house.
9 months ago
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kmisterk
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Will this allow me to stop losing our wireless connection on our network due to many neighbors on Uverse as well?

The AT&T guys have been out numerous times and have changed all our equip etc...they sheepishly said that their wireless routers are really not that strong....will this allow us to have a strong enough signal to not get knocked off/interference from all my neighbors?
9 months ago
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answer 1
BIG YES, you have the same problem I had.
8 months ago
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jaypatel77
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Texas
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answer 2
What I have done in the past is to use a smartphone app such as WiFi Analyzer to see which wireless channels are the most crowded in your home, then set your router up to use the channel that's most open. The channels go from 1 to 11; many router default to the same channel, so oftentimes channels 1 and 11 are the most congested, so you might benefit from switching to a channel that's not as heavily used by your neighbors.
8 months ago
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Dwayne
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Atlanta, GA
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answer 3
it will help. we used to lose connection all the time on our router and had to restart it at least once a day. now we don't. I do it once a week not cause its needed per say but just in case. I game all week with the same ping and everything.

the only downside is I thought it would be better with more devices. I was hoping it would be more friendly on being able to set up priority devices. so if I game and my wife watches Netflix I would rather me get more download speeds then her. Netflix buffers so would just take a little longer before you can watch. however the router sees them both as equal and therefore splits the download. similar with my kids if they are on. I would like to easily go in and prioritize devices so that my device itself has priority and get lets say half. and then the rest cant split the other half.
9 months ago
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cad8099
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answer 4
Well we had the same issue with comcasts wireless router/modem, it had both built in. We had multiple devices hooked up and we would get kicked off. Comcasts equipment, even with one of their high Internet plans, wasn't powerful enough, so we gave back their equipment, bought our own modem, and bought this router...never had a problem since!
9 months ago
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daniemoe
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answer 5
I have installed several of these for customers and own one myself. These routers have the ability to adjust the signal strength for higher signal output. They work very well, I replaced 3 wireless access points with just one of these in a customers house. I put it on the third floor of their house and it had strong signal all the way down to the first floor where they had a home office, they were very pleased with the results.
9 months ago
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installtech
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durham, nc
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answer 6
Is it running the latest firmware version? If not, please do upgrade it to the latest firmware version. You can try changing the channel bandwidth of the router to 40 MHz or 80 MHz and control channel to 1,6 or 11. Placement takes a huge roll as well be sure to place the router up high and no near the floor as signal tends to get distorted sometimes refracted back up causing interference.
9 months ago
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