Best 802.11ac router for rMBP2014 and iPhone 6?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by shita29, Oct 29, 2014.

  1. shita29 macrumors newbie

    Oct 3, 2012
    Hi all, I recently purchased a 13" rMBP2014 and iPhone 6, all with ac wifi so want to upgrade my router.

    I am currently using 1Gbps fibre plan and my current router is Asus RT56u. I am thinking of buying the RT-AC66U.

    Appreciate your input on the best router for my rMBP in the price range of $150-$200
  2. iMarvin macrumors 6502


    Sep 29, 2011
    On the internet!
    I personally use a asus rt ac68u, but if I'd buy again I would probably end up with a AirPort Extreme. Has everything you need including ac wifi. :)
  3. SkimMilk168 macrumors regular

    Mar 19, 2014
    Netgear NightHawk or Asus AC87U?

    These are the 2 AC devices that come to mind whenever I think "AC".

    Note: I don't have real world experience with them. Currently still using an Asus RT-N66U with Merlin's 374.43 (fork) firmware.
  4. Weaselboy Moderator


    Staff Member

    Jan 23, 2005
    IMO that is a good choice. See this.

    The AC1750 models like the AC66U are the sweet spot for price performance right now. There are newer AC1900 models out now, but no client devices for them to talk to, so it really is extra money for not much benefit at this point.

    Nothing really wrong with Apple's routers if you just want something basic. But given the lack of features and higher price, I don't see the attraction myself.
  5. shita29 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 3, 2012
    Thanks. Will order today :)
  6. Allograft macrumors regular

    Oct 19, 2014
    I have this and it is pretty awesome

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