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    QOTW: Which router do you use?

    And how do you rate it in terms of coverage, speed and reliability?
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    Re: QOTW: Which router do you use?

    Synology Router, the features are great, been easy to set up and manage. Better than the ones the ISPs provide.

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    Re: QOTW: Which router do you use?

    Still on a Virgin Superhub 3 here. Only live in a flat and it's good enough for my use and the missus
    Old puter - still good enuff till I save some pennies!

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    Re: QOTW: Which router do you use?

    Fritz!Box 3490 but probably looking to change at some point because I can't decide if it's the router or the access point which seems to 'disconnect' the wifi connection even though it's saying it's connected on the AP and on the Fritz!Box. Hard to diagnose when the logs say everything is fine lol.

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    Re: QOTW: Which router do you use?

    Two x Netgear Nighthawks. One as a master where the fibre comes in & the second as a slave hardwired at the other end of the house, with a WiFi booster in between. We have meter thick walls to get through & this has proved to be the best solution. Oh & the WiFi turns off on the main router & extender during the night so our kids can't be on the net all night and they don't have the password for the second WiFi router, thats just for me & the Mrs.

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    Re: QOTW: Which router do you use?

    std bt round logo hub, im on a 100mb deal or something , gettiing above that tho 140-ish.
    No reason to upgrade because no lan 1000 gear yet

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    Re: QOTW: Which router do you use?

    AX11000 it's been excellent all round

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    Re: QOTW: Which router do you use?

    virgin hub downstairs plus i have cable running upstairs to bt smart hub which i bought for 10£

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    Re: QOTW: Which router do you use?

    Just a virgin superhub 3

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    Re: QOTW: Which router do you use?

    Asus RT-AC88U pulling from VM piece of crap. Bit overkill but solid as a rock for my needs once up and running.

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    Re: QOTW: Which router do you use?

    Couple of Ubiquiti Amplifi HD, one has a wired backbone with a different set of SSIDs for different groups of connections. Honestly been the most stable and reliable things I've ever had, minimal footprint as well. The SKY Q router is a pile of trash in terms of literally everything, so it's just used as a modem.

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    Re: QOTW: Which router do you use?

    Something from my ISP.
    My other networks ( storage & CCTV ) are on separate not internet connected switches, there are no wifi in this apartment aside from what leak in from the outside.

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    Re: QOTW: Which router do you use?

    Just the Netgear job that my ISP supplied. While I'm starting to look at a new router Openreach have just installed a fair old number of fibre points on the telephone poles on the road outside my place. It seems FTTP may just be coming to the sleepy little market town of Crook.

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    Re: QOTW: Which router do you use?

    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?

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    Re: QOTW: Which router do you use?

    I have an ubiquiti edgerouter-x with the supplied dirt box in modem mode.

    No problems, doesnt break, only gets turned off when I need to physically move the plug or something.

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    Re: QOTW: Which router do you use?

    An old Black & Decker one, don't use it very often.

    In all seriousness a Fritz!Box 3490. Keep threatening to go Ubiquiti but no pressing need to upgrade yet.

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