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The most expensive router i have ever bought

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So as the title states, i recently purchased a ASUS DSL-88U AC3100

The router set me back over 5k, and its not doing what its suppose to. I am not a network Genius but i have a bit of knowledge on how to setup the wifi(channels,frequency etc.)

My previous router was a cheap asus that was like R 600.00 and its wifi reach was the same if not better than this kak expensive thing, can anyone maybe help me on why the range is so kak

its got 5ghz and 2.4ghz

my room is about 12m from the router and there is not really anything in the way of blocking the signal

2.4ghz picks up in my room with maybe 2 to 3 bars of strength, my tv cant connect to it for some reason, my xbox does connect but barely, my phone connects ok but its running between a 90mbs and 115mbs connection when i go to the router it goes up to about 400mbs

5ghz that does not even pickup when i am in the room. this does run 800mbs when i am next to to router 2 meters away

is there a setting i might be missing?is the routers radio's faulty?could the antennas be broken?

It is connected to my pc via lan cable that i pulled to my room and i can honestly say the ping in my games are much more stable than before as there is a lot of devices connected on the wifi this router does an excellent job of making sure my game ping is good.

 

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Are you perhaps running any other wireless devices that operate on 2.4Ghz/5Ghz?
there is a wifi modem but thats in the other side of the house....but maybe i can try switching it of just to see if it will make a difference
 

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my room is about 12m from the router and there is not really anything in the way of blocking the signal
How many walls are involved with not really anything blocking the signal or is there by chance just one really thick wall
 

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How many walls are involved with not really anything blocking the signal or is there by chance just one really thick wall
2 walls between router and room both have doorways, and the router is basically in front of the doorway so its almost line of sight with my room
 

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2 walls between router and room both have doorways, and the router is basically in front of the doorway so its almost line of sight with my room
Might seem an odd question but have you tried channel 1 and moving any electromagnetic interference out the way? If your WIFI receiver is behind the computer chassis, it's going to be affected by the chassis components.
 

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I'd say return if in return period and get yourself something like Google home or plume . Mesh networks should give you better coverage of you have the plug points for them

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Might seem an odd question but have you tried channel 1 and moving any electromagnetic interference out the way? If your WIFI receiver is behind the computer chassis, it's going to be affected by the chassis components.
The pc is connected via lan so thats not an issue my tv and samsung r3 speaker is my main concern... i cant move the tv or speaker....i will try different channels this afternoon but iv'e tried channel 6 to 11 so far
 

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Any chance you can return the router and get your money back?

Consumer wifi gear is a joke.

Use your previous router and get a THIS.
Listen to this man. This is what you want to do.
 

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I'd say return if in return period and get yourself something like Google home or plume . Mesh networks should give you better coverage of you have the plug points for them

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I bought it from evetech so..... you all know what that means
 

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If you live in a complex with multiple WiFi broadcasts from neighbors etc you may want to explore using different WiFi channels on the router. Could be multiple broadcasts on a the same channel in your vicinity causing this issues if its not related to distance/physical structure etc.
 

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I bought it from evetech so..... you all know what that means
Oh darn . I've got the amplifi mesh system and am pretty happy hey. Even just the amplifi router is pretty strong compared to other really expensive Asus routers. Damn tho try get a refund on it tho bud see if you come right

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Any chance you can return the router and get your money back?

Consumer wifi gear is a joke.

Use your previous router and get a THIS.
I can go back to doing what i did previously and that is to connect the cable from the router to my dlink access point that is in my room but i mean whats the point of having such a expensive router then?
 

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My step father purchased a top of the range Asus router and I was not impressed.
I had it swapped out because it was faulty and I tried using it for a period of 6 months. It was trying to get ahead of it'self all the time and kept tripping up.
It's in my cupboard, a complete waste of time.

My experience with Unifi has been quite good - certainly much more flexible and better programmed.
 

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So as the title states, i recently purchased a ASUS DSL-88U AC3100

The router set me back over 5k, and its not doing what its suppose to. I am not a network Genius but i have a bit of knowledge on how to setup the wifi(channels,frequency etc.)

My previous router was a cheap asus that was like R 600.00 and its wifi reach was the same if not better than this kak expensive thing, can anyone maybe help me on why the range is so kak

its got 5ghz and 2.4ghz

my room is about 12m from the router and there is not really anything in the way of blocking the signal

2.4ghz picks up in my room with maybe 2 to 3 bars of strength, my tv cant connect to it for some reason, my xbox does connect but barely, my phone connects ok but its running between a 90mbs and 115mbs connection when i go to the router it goes up to about 400mbs

5ghz that does not even pickup when i am in the room. this does run 800mbs when i am next to to router 2 meters away

is there a setting i might be missing?is the routers radio's faulty?could the antennas be broken?

It is connected to my pc via lan cable that i pulled to my room and i can honestly say the ping in my games are much more stable than before as there is a lot of devices connected on the wifi this router does an excellent job of making sure my game ping is good.

See I don't understand why people buy expensive routers and expect them to behave any differently than their cheaper counterparts. If you want proper WiFi then fork out the cash for a few APs that you can wire into your router. That will always yield the best result as you control WHERE the access points are to give you the best signal. You could easily have bought a R500.00 TPLink router and 2 - 3 Ubiquity AC APS and installed those around your house for full signal and 5Ghz AC speeds.

That said, a few basics ...

2.4ghz albeit slower will give you better range because of lower frequency.
5Ghz will give greater speeds but are alot more prone to collisions and reflections.

Even though some fancy routers have beamforming and all that fancy schamncy stuff my first point still stands.

Make sure there are no objects near or around your router.
Walls, Windows and sliding doors will have a great impact on your signal strenghth.
Certain other objects like security gates may further hamper your signal.
Other WiFi routers in the area can also affect your signal as they may be on the same or close channels so you can use something like WiFi Analyzer to check nearby SSIDs and channels.

All and all it's a little bit of science, but mostly how and where you place your APS. Most Single Routers with built in WiFi do an okay job if you're in the same room or fairly close.

Best of luck there !

PM me if you'd like to know how i've set up my cheap ass router and Ubiquity AC LR APs around the house to give me the best possible speed and connectivity while roaming through the house.
 
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