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DubzyBoi
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Best Third Party router

after weeks of pro castinating, frustration and complaints to Virgin Media regarding the ridiculous signal the Hub 3.0 is sending out to my devices around the house and its well-buggy firmware, I have decided to seek out for a a third party modem e.g. (Netgear, , ASUS) to get more reliability, promised speeds, and signal through my house.

Please suggest me *GOOD* third party routers that I can connect to my Hub 3.0 via modem mode. 

I am looking for the following:

- £100-150 price range for router

- Provides speed of at least 200-250MBPS or above (most should provide that.)

- ACTUALLY gives good WiFi signal throughout the house (mainly upstairs) as the Hub 3.0 struggles to do this. 

I would prefer people who have had experience and actually owned the suggested routers they may suggest to me give me recommendations. However, if you know for a fact your suggested router will promise my needs, then by all means- please help me out! Smiley Happy

Thank you

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Philgo
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Re: Best Third Party router

I bought an Asus RT-AC66U router a few weeks ago, it works brilliantly.

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linkstatic71
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NETGEAR Nighthawk R7000
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cje85
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I like the ASUS routers, especially the great web interface which has a lot more features and stats than Netgear.

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Hi, being a non techy how easy was it to set up the Asus. 

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easy since nothing really much to configure for basic usage..



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The ASUS is easy to set up if you just accept the default configuration. The extra facilities are there is you need them at a later date or get more adventurous.
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Re: Best Third Party router

My TP-Link Archer C8 (AC1750 dual band gigabit) works without trouble and provides full speed.

http://www.speedtest.net/result/7093556207

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Hub 3.0, TP-Link Archer C8, TP-Link TL-SG1008D 8-port gigabit switch, V6
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Depending on your level of networking expertise, one of the following:

Easier to configure: Draytek 2860ac (or newer model 2862ac)

Harder to config: Mikrotik hAP AC (RB962)

Both very good routers.

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d3m0nedge
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I am another proud owner of an Asus RT-AC66U router. Took 30 seconds to be up and running once connected to the VM modem. WiFi coverage excellent and is able to deliver my full internet speed (Vivid 300) with some minor tinkering.

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