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The most expensive router i have ever bought

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Nerforsty

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R5k eish. A R1200 Mikrotik set to 2mA Tx (send signal) on the wifi goes POOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOF far.... I used one on the far end of an L shaped farm house. Got enough signal on the furthest end of the house to stream 360p YT. That was with no tweaking to the wifi what so ever.

I'm 90% sure this was the model used in the above setup. MikroTik RouterBOARD RB951UI-2HND - radio access point

Ubiquiti is good, but doesn't give the furthest distance per se.

Make sure the Asus has 100% Tx on + is on a free channel (Ideally 1;6;11 for 2.4Ghz ; cant recall 5ghz)
Can you elaborate where to find to set Tx signal to 2mA
 

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Generally swopping a single unit Router for another single unit router isn't going to make all that much difference as they are all limited in output by legalese.

The better bet is to have an additional access point added to the mix or relocating the current router to a position that actually works.

Which is why multi AP systems like Unifi and other Mesh options exist.

There simply isn't one single Router to rule them all.

More than likely there is something specifically wrong with the location you are placing the router, like a geyser overhead or neighbours interference etc.
 

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Can you elaborate where to find to set Tx signal to 2mA
Unfort I cant recall. Wasn't hard to find. Unfort the model I have with me doesn't have wifi.
 

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Generally swopping a single unit Router for another single unit router isn't going to make all that much difference as they are all limited in output by legalese.

The better bet is to have an additional access point added to the mix or relocating the current router to a position that actually works.

Which is why multi AP systems like Unifi and other Mesh options exist.

There simply isn't one single Router to rule them all.

More than likely there is something specifically wrong with the location you are placing the router, like a geyser overhead or neighbours interference etc.
So what's the selling point of the more expensive routers then? Just marketing fluff and cosmetics?
 

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More features,more simultaneous connections (total throughput != Single throughput)

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So what's the selling point of the more expensive routers then? Just marketing fluff and cosmetics?
Somewhat.

But they do have more routing functions and better performance that can carry higher loads.

However more expensive can almost never equal better signal strength as that is kind of predefined by limitations of the law and the tech in general.


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Sooo still no reply from evetech since 16 May.....great service will definitely support again NOT. Also sent a reply to asus on carb with the details they asked for and still no reply aswell.

So just a headsup for those who want to risk buying stuff at evetech prices might be good but is the risk to receive no after service worth it?
 

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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.
Its not an apples vs apples comparison, but have been struggling with a netgear AP (wifi extender) dropping quite regularly and no signal the last month or so.

Eventually discussed with our office IT guy, we had a few Unifi APs that we removed from the office. Thanks for your suggestion, wish I tried this earlier, wifi all around the house

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quick update so i took the router to a local IT shop about a week ago, seemed like 2 of the 4 antennas was faulty believe it or not. that's why the signal stayed the same when i did a test while removing and adding antennas 1 by one. IT shopped demonstrated it to me with 2 new antennas they had in stock and signal strength almost doubled. they then ordered Microtek antennas I believe really long antennas added them and my signal to my room is fixed runs 4 bars on 5ghz network and 5 bars on 2.4ghz network
 
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