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    Re: QOTW: Which router do you use?

    Ubiquiti ERX-5 in the office.

    Just replaced the ERX-5 at home with a couple of Ubiquiti Unifi access points and an SG-3 gateway, with the Unifi controller running on a Banana Pi M2+. The VPN to the office and roaming across access points is virtually transparent. Quite satisfying to see the hackers getting banned the moment they try to access the ports I have to keep open.

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    Re: QOTW: Which router do you use?

    Currently setting up a Unifi system!

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    Re: QOTW: Which router do you use?

    Asus RT-AC87U, may be old now but it handles Hyperoptic gigabit no problem at 940/940 with a 1-2ms ping to to the closest datacentre (Manchester, ~40 miles). Not bothered about wifi performance as much. Anyone know any powerful low latency, high throughput quad or more core routers where the price hasn't been upped 10x because of it's wifi? Only thing that would make me upgrade other than it going boom

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    Re: QOTW: Which router do you use?

    Asus DSL-AC68U

    I have no problems with it's wireless performance, not that I use wifi much when I've got gigabit wired through most of the house, but the kids like having wifi.
    My only gripe was that when I set the router up as a VPN client my speed fell by 70%, compared to only losing 2-3% when running th VPN lient on my PC

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    Re: QOTW: Which router do you use?

    We have the newer talk talk hub as it came with our internet package. It's certainly not a bad little box for our flat and it does everything we need it do to. I'd prefer some more QOS settings but other than that it's fine.

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    Re: QOTW: Which router do you use?

    Asus RT-AC87U - took advantage of a miss-price in PC World about five years back and grabbed it for £80, which was roughly £100 less than retail at the time.

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    Re: QOTW: Which router do you use?

    Quote Originally Posted by EvilCycle View Post
    Virgin Superhub 3, I see people complain about them a lot, but I live in quite a sizeable 4 bed corner house and never had an issue with it, I don't even use boosters and my eldest plays his xbox as far away from it as possible, maybe I got lucky?
    yes, yes you did!

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    Re: QOTW: Which router do you use?

    I use a Draytek 2860. I get VLANs, bandwidth manangement, and much more. I barely scrape the surface with what I use, of course, but VLANs and bandwidth management are essential.

    There's one VLAN for me, one VLAN for IoT, one VLAN for guests, and another for experimentation.

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    Re: QOTW: Which router do you use?

    BT HomeHub5 but its reflashed with OpenWRT with some adblocking and cloudflare DOT over HTTPS.
    Am considering getting a Ubiquiti wifi point but a recent set of firmware update improved the wifi so holding off on that.
    Sadly the adblocking is sucking up all the memory so i either will have to reduce the blocking or get myself a PI to run PiHole on it instead. I did try TalkTalks new router but you cannot change a damn thing on it so it went back in the box.

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    Re: QOTW: Which router do you use?

    I have a TP-Link Archer VR2800 and I love it. Works so much better on my BT 80/20 Fibre than my original BT router. Used a VR1900 on EE previously and had no complaints at all with it

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    Re: QOTW: Which router do you use?

    Netgear R7800 running Voxel’s excellent firmware. Runs fab.

    Getting 310Mb down and 49Mb up on Zen G.fast. Their provided Fritzbox! is fine, but it doesn’t support beamforming and so the other routers I’ve used instead have always seemed to have better range in my really long flat.

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    Re: QOTW: Which router do you use?

    ASUS RT-AC86U running Merlinwrt.

    Replaced the RT-N66U, also running Merlin, when the 66 stopped being supported by Merlin.

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    Re: QOTW: Which router do you use?

    Using the Talk Talk wifi hub, for years been running my own routers and when I upgraded to fibre they sent it. I plugged it in and it worked, I tested it and it did well so I left it. Seems they actually sent a decent spec router for once.

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    Re: QOTW: Which router do you use?

    Sky Q router, as required by their T&Cs.

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    Virgin Superhub version 3 here. Been super reliable as has the 350 mb service

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