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The most expensive router i have ever bought

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See,another thing to be aware of is that those 60 antennas are not for a single connection to max throughput/strength on 2.4
They are more than likely split 50/50 for send/receive and 5/2.4ghz another 50/50 split

As for signal,you're likely in a very noisy area Wireless-wise. Cordless phones,cordless cameras,cordless alarms and sensors all blasting noise.

Having a conversation in a crowded club from 2 rooms away with music blaring can be challenging
i live on a farm like a rural area, there is absolutely no noise from other devices. the closest wifi router is the neigbors and thats 100 meters away
 

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Send it back, get a tenda or even a mikrotik. I replaced 2 TP links with a single mikroik in my place

Or this if you want to do it properly use a couple of these
 
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i live on a farm like a rural area, there is absolutely no noise from other devices. the closest wifi router is the neigbors and thats 100 meters away
Fair,saw somebody say complex

Metal deposits? Lots of cable/metal in the walls?

Now that i'm thinking about it,also read an obscure story once of a specific piece of equipment in a factory that blasted so much noise no wifi device would connect when it was on

Antminer power supplies too
 

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Let me tell you something, I have spent plenty of cash to get a proper maintenance free network. The moment I hear Asus I want to vomit, their software is utterly shit. STAY FAR AWAY from any all-in-one units. Try get a refund and use your old router as a modem, get a simple 8 Port switch. and invest in ubiquity Ap's Ubiquiti UniFi Dual Band AC Long Range AP | UAP-AC-LR (1 or 2 depending on the distance you need covered) and Ubiquiti Unifi Security Gateway Router + Firewall | USG. This setup may cost a little over 5k, but I promise you once its setup you will have full control over everything and IT JUST WORKS. I have uptime of 3 months + at my house, never will I go back to consumer grade shit.
 

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How many appliances do you have between you and the router? Everytime I use my microwave my WiFi stops working! Alot of common household appliances run on 2.4ghz. 5ghz might not be able to penetrate far enough through your walls.
 

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Let me tell you something, I have spent plenty of cash to get a proper maintenance free network. The moment I hear Asus I want to vomit, their software is utterly shit. STAY FAR AWAY from any all-in-one units. Try get a refund and use your old router as a modem, get a simple 8 Port switch. and invest in ubiquity Ap's Ubiquiti UniFi Dual Band AC Long Range AP | UAP-AC-LR (1 or 2 depending on the distance you need covered) and Ubiquiti Unifi Security Gateway Router + Firewall | USG. This setup may cost a little over 5k, but I promise you once its setup you will have full control over everything and IT JUST WORKS. I have uptime of 3 months + at my house, never will I go back to consumer grade shit.
nvidia also said it just works....and i bought an rtx:LOL:but in all seriousness i will see what evetech says and take it from there
 

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How many appliances do you have between you and the router? Everytime I use my microwave my WiFi stops working! Alot of common household appliances run on 2.4ghz. 5ghz might not be able to penetrate far enough through your walls.
no appliances between the router and the area i want to cover.....i was thinking of moving it and the adsl line but then the rest the house suffers again
 

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Let me tell you something, I have spent plenty of cash to get a proper maintenance free network. The moment I hear Asus I want to vomit, their software is utterly shit. STAY FAR AWAY from any all-in-one units. Try get a refund and use your old router as a modem, get a simple 8 Port switch. and invest in ubiquity Ap's Ubiquiti UniFi Dual Band AC Long Range AP | UAP-AC-LR (1 or 2 depending on the distance you need covered) and Ubiquiti Unifi Security Gateway Router + Firewall | USG. This setup may cost a little over 5k, but I promise you once its setup you will have full control over everything and IT JUST WORKS. I have uptime of 3 months + at my house, never will I go back to consumer grade shit.
I reckon the PROs might be a better choice, then he can just daisy chain them. Chances are the second AP is going to be far from the router
 

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I reckon the PROs might be a better choice, then he can just daisy chain them. Chances are the second AP is going to be far from the router
Yeah he will have to just do a little research on the exact models he will utilise. But once you go ubiquity, there is no going back.
 

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So this WiFi configuration worked before or is this the first time you're setting it up like this? What was it like before?
 

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I like to keep the broadband modem/router and the access point separate. (currently it isn't like that, but that is another story)

I view the adsl modem/router as ... consumables. Disposable. if the adsl portion pops, hit by lightning, etc I don't want to shell out a few k to replace the device. and my experience, that was confirmed by a network guy, is that the adsl modems at one stage start to degrade. not sure if it is little lightning strikes or surges, but at one stage it starts to give a flutter, and progressively worse, until it stops working. it might take 5 years or more.

(and I know a bunch of you are going to say that yours has been running 10 years, without a glitch, good for you. maybe I shouldn't buy cheap)

(or you might tell me that you don't have that issue with fibre)

but then get yourself a wireless AP (or two, mesh them, whatever) with POE and a gigabit port. put it in your roof. then mostly the signal goes over the walls, and not have to go through the wall.

YMMV

and yes, it does get hot and cold in a roof, which might affect the longevity of the WAP. but when that happens, at least I'm only replacing half the integrated wireless ap/modem/router combo that people most of the times buy. and if I upgrade, I only replace the wireless AP portion
 

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So this WiFi configuration worked before or is this the first time you're setting it up like this? What was it like before?
before i was able to connect my tv to main wifi and it worked had some buffering on netflix but not alot.

i then bought a dlink n300 cloud extender ran a cat 5 cable to my room and connected all relevant devices to that it worked but sometimes it will lose internet connection.

so i dont know perhaps the cpu of the old asus i had was not fast enough or something and thats what cuased the issues on the extender? but i will connect the extender again today and see if it runs better then i will just run a network cable from the dlink to my pc as before.
 

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before i was able to connect my tv to main wifi and it worked had some buffering on netflix but not alot.

i then bought a dlink n300 cloud extender ran a cat 5 cable to my room and connected all relevant devices to that it worked but sometimes it will lose internet connection.

so i dont know perhaps the cpu of the old asus i had was not fast enough or something and thats what cuased the issues on the extender? but i will connect the extender again today and see if it runs better then i will just run a network cable from the dlink to my pc as before.
So you removed all parts of the previous setup thinking that cost = range?
 

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So you removed all parts of the previous setup thinking that cost = range?
a bit better range and the ability to control what everyone does on the wifi and control the devices, setup parentalblocking,use asus gpn/vpn on my pc. this router has a ton of features i can use, i just was not aware that the range will be like this i mean i made sure that it will boost the signal far and yet it does not so my only conclusion is that it has to be fualty
 

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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.

but have you seen this
 

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a bit better range and the ability to control what everyone does on the wifi and control the devices, setup parentalblocking,use asus gpn/vpn on my pc. this router has a ton of features i can use, i just was not aware that the range will be like this i mean i made sure that it will boost the signal far and yet it does not so my only conclusion is that it has to be fualty
I'm actually not aware of any router that has significantly better range though, they all seem to have more or less the same regardless whether they cost 400 bucks or 4K or beyond.
I think you'll have to stay with the old setup but with the new router.
 

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a bit better range and the ability to control what everyone does on the wifi and control the devices, setup parentalblocking,use asus gpn/vpn on my pc. this router has a ton of features i can use, i just was not aware that the range will be like this i mean i made sure that it will boost the signal far and yet it does not so my only conclusion is that it has to be fualty
Bar it being faulty, I suspect the units reviewed online either are a different revision from Asus or were country-specific, chip wise. Does the unit have a site-inspection function? This lets it scan and list what channels are most / least used. Magnets (speakers) , microwaves, baby monitors, bluetooth, CCFL lights, etc etc.

 

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I bought the ASUS ROG Rapture... R5499... Was so excited to use it but only to realize its reach was less than my R1k Asus router.

The reason why I bought it was for a further reach, unfortunately, the slab on my double story building is thick. What puzzled me was that the older ASUS router reached further and this not. Tried most solutions until I finally gave up. Luckily, Takealot refund policy allowed me to send it back!

I then bought the Netgear ORBI RBK50 (Which cost me less than the ASUS ROG Raptur) home wifi system, I now have full bars across all corners of my house and less ping on LoL by 10.

IMO and experience, they're all gimmicks. Not a router fanatic to understand their true purpose, but, if it can't solve the most simple purpose of coverage, what's the point.
 
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