The best firmware for the R7000 is the Xvortex Asus merlin buildI use the stock firmware for the one I have at my parents and Kong's DD-WRT for myself and they both work great. Havent tried the other 2.
By wirespeed are you referring to the total bandwidth the ISP provides? Thx again for the help!They're very solid, not the best ones around in terms of performance (wirespeed) but they are very reliable. Good up to ~300mbit total WAN-traffic or so at least running OpenWRT. I've been playing around with a D-Link DIR-860L B1 right now and as far as overall performance goes it's very impressive (about 50% faster) although I have no idea how well wireless works (yet).
I'm currently rocking an ERL and UAP. (Upgraded from an amazing Mikrotik RB2011UiAS-2HnD-IN, but got a good deal on the UBNT gear... plus we use it at work.)Looking for a recommendation for new net setup.
I have a Arris SB6141 modem running off comcast 250MB plan (no fiber avail. booo).
I currently have a Netgear n300 (WNR2000v5). I was hoping, at the time, to be able to flash it and use one of the third-party firmware; however, last I checked none support it.
This router is not that great, and it definitely lacks in wireless coverage and my roommates have been complaining.
The house is 2800 sq. ft area so in this case I think I'd like to get:
- Router (For some reason I'm drawn too the Ubiquiti line of products)
- Switch (Probably need one)
- Wireless AP (x1 or x2)
I've read a bit that the Ubiquiti APs aren't "up to snuff" and that using any ol' AP might be better... but I really don't know what to look at in regards to APs, I've never had to deal with one.
Any help would be appreciated, otherwise I'll end up with my 8th linksys I suppose, ack.
ERL QOS can only accelerate ~70Mbps of total WAN throughput. So add your upload+download speed and that's your total WAN throughput.The ERL is really slow if you use QoS which you probably want to use on a cable connection...
The access points by EnGenius are dual band and Atheros-based ones and are stock PoE compared to the UAPs which aren't unless you're going for the Pro-version.
Hmm, I'll look into that a little more, but I'm kinda hoping just a router will fix my issue. Honestly, I think if I move my router back into the living room where it was, it'd help my issue with the bedroom wifi. Right now it has to pass an extra wall, and I'm sure that kinda weakens the signal. IDK, I think I'm gonna do what the other poster said first, and then try to move it to living room to see if that helps performance.I'd recommend using an EdgeRouter Lite or EdgeRouter X for your router, and then having two of the UniFi LR WAPs at opposing ends of the house. I have one per floor, and get fantastic coverage in my condo.
That's actually not a bad idea. It's kinda hard for me to go to any store during the week, so Amazon usually gets my service. It's actually kinda cheaper for me to order off Amazon and just pay shipping fees back if I don't want the item anymore. I figure it's cheaper than me trying to find time to go to a store and having to use the gas to get there. I also don't have to deal with anyone if I want to return something.What I did in a similar situation to yours Smash, was went to BestBuy and bought one there, in case it didn't work very well I could return it easily and try another brand. Fortunately I got a really good working Asus AC68 unit that covers my whole house with really good WiFi. If you the ability to get to an electronics store, or a Fry's or something, try one out and see how it works. Either the Asus or the Netgear Night Hawk would be good starts.
Almost anything you try will be a massive upgrade for you. However, if you want 'stable', then you'll need either Ubiquiti or Mikrotik.I'd like to keep my budget under $100 and have this router last at least 5 years. Maybe $150 if it will last even longer. I dont need a lot of range either. My house is only 1300 square feet and the router is centrally located.
What would serve me best and be the most stable, trouble free router.
You don't need those to be stable, my netgear R7000 is the best consumer router I have ever owned (though out of the previous poster's price range). I've only reset it 2 or 3 times in 2 years. Though I will agree finding a consumer router that is actually stable is a pain. I dread having to replace my R7000 in the future because the 4 routers I owned in between my wrt54g and my R7000 were all pieces of crap (and they were said to be the most stable routers at the time that they were 'good' routers).However, if you want 'stable', then you'll need either Ubiquiti or Mikrotik.