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Need advice on a router

#1betatechPosted 9/26/2013 8:27:49 AM
I have an Asus RT-N66U, unfortunately this has been given wifi hassle for some time now and I'm sick of it so I'm looking at replacing it (I've done all the diagnosing I can including contacting Asus who say it's probably a hardware issue which given that this is the second N66U I've had means that I just want to return it).

What good replacement models should I look at? Maximum budget is 150-160 and preferably from Amazon UK as I like their returns policy.

My connection is FTTC/Cable and it MUST support IGMP.

Thank you.
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Asus P8Z77-V Pro, Intel i7 3770K 3.5Ghz, 8GB RAM, Ati Radeon 5770 1GB, CM 690 II. Win7 x64.
#2betatech(Topic Creator)Posted 9/26/2013 12:37:53 PM
Bump.
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Asus P8Z77-V Pro, Intel i7 3770K 3.5Ghz, 8GB RAM, Ati Radeon 5770 1GB, CM 690 II. Win7 x64.
#3betatech(Topic Creator)Posted 9/27/2013 2:47:35 AM
bump.
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Asus P8Z77-V Pro, Intel i7 3770K 3.5Ghz, 8GB RAM, Ati Radeon 5770 1GB, CM 690 II. Win7 x64.
#4LordSeiferPosted 9/27/2013 3:42:04 AM
150 pounds are you nuts
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^ this
#5WinpusPosted 9/27/2013 3:51:17 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q0JFfpG4BWI&list=FLSm3tkEGL2L_EDfdwWkMYBw&index=2
Should be able to handle everything you need, and assuming you have a spare computer laying around like most of us do, it'll only run you about $30 maybe for some spare parts like a case or NIC if you lack something like that.
#6ChetyrePosted 9/27/2013 4:10:08 AM
pfSense is exactly what I came here to recommend.
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#7betatech(Topic Creator)Posted 9/27/2013 4:29:19 AM
Problem I have with PFSense is that don't have anything suitable to put it on and I still need whatever I get to have a good antenna due to the nature of my house.

Plus I like something that I can easily return if it's no good like what's happened with this Asus.

LordSeifer posted...
150 pounds are you nuts


That's just the maximum I'm willing to go, I just want something that I can leave to manage itself but the Asus has been to problematic over the past half a year even when I tried manually selecting the clearest channel and even had to disable one of the antennas at one point (it did improve the signal for a while).

It's a shame really because when I first got the thing it was brilliant at the job.
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Asus P8Z77-V Pro, Intel i7 3770K 3.5Ghz, 8GB RAM, Ati Radeon 5770 1GB, CM 690 II. Win7 x64.
#8ChetyrePosted 9/27/2013 4:40:06 AM
you can get a wireless pci card with a good antenna and pfsense can use it as an AP
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#9betatech(Topic Creator)Posted 9/27/2013 5:21:08 AM
Chetyre posted...
you can get a wireless pci card with a good antenna and pfsense can use it as an AP


Thats not the only problem though, for example, I need it to go in a specific place where either things I have lying around cant go or it would cause some other hassle.
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Asus P8Z77-V Pro, Intel i7 3770K 3.5Ghz, 8GB RAM, Ati Radeon 5770 1GB, CM 690 II. Win7 x64.
#10betatech(Topic Creator)Posted 9/27/2013 12:10:19 PM
How easy are third party firmwares?

Just thinking that it could be a firmware issue since it was fine earlier this year.
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Asus P8Z77-V Pro, Intel i7 3770K 3.5Ghz, 8GB RAM, Ati Radeon 5770 1GB, CM 690 II. Win7 x64.