Among the experts on this forum, can I ask what is the best performing router to work with a Virgin Hub 3.0 set in Modem Mode so that the broadband passes through the virgin hub and is then transmitted by a more sophisticated and better performing router? Hope that makes sense?
I was looking at a Netgear Nighthawk X6 but then i see many forums saying that the wi-fi seizes up every few days needing a hard reset. Thx in advance.
I would consider the specs and number of wireless clients you wish to connect.
The Asus RT-AC3200 is a Tri band router which has two 5Ghz radios, which is great if you have a lot a 5Ghz clients connecting the same time. but not much use if your 5 Ghz requirements are modest. In this case a cheaper Dual band router may suit your requirements better.
The RT-AC3200 is pretty high specced with 3 antennae on both 5Ghz band and 4 on the 2.4Ghz band. To get full benefits of the higher spec your wireless clients need to match the same spec.
As said, the Asus is a well repected brand and all fibre versions should work with the Hub 3 with the minimum of configuration, it is just a question of budget and your requirements.
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Are you only looking to improve your WiFi or for extra facilities and many connected cable devices? If it’s mainly WiFi you wish to improve all you really want is a very good Wireless Access Point and it would cost a lot less than £160/£200.
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