Ok thanks. May I ask if the iPad Pro 10.5 inch is 802.11a ? What about the iPhone 6s Plus ?Depends on use. There are a range of routers and features out there. At home I have a NAS attached to my router. I wanted port aggregation for faster NAS speeds. Only a few offer this compatibility. Settled on the ASUS AC5300. Its pricy but worth it. It's one of the fastest and full featured out there. I feel comfortable this will last me for several years. ASUS in general has received positive feedback from reviews I've read.
My son uses a Netgear x8 R8500. Same league as mine. His has performed admirably as well.
It also depends on connected devices. I only have two devices that use 802.11n on the 2.4ghz channel, all the rest are 802.11a on the 5ghz channel. Much, much faster.
As far a brands, I've had experience with ASUS, Netgear, D-link, or Linksys. Each have good and bad models. Read reviews. As far as wired, I don't have recent experience with one.
Thats the router I have. Works great.Ok thanks. May I ask if the iPad Pro 10.5 inch is 802.11a ? What about the iPhone 6s Plus ?
[doublepost=1498403299][/doublepost]Also I was thinking of the ASUS AC5300 router but is the newer ASUS ROG Rapture GT-AC5300 router better?
Big difference in performance to me. Plus depending on features you can ad an external drive for backup, or connect a NAS for media serving, etc.Not to hijack this thread, but do a lot of you buy your own router vs. what your provider will rent to you? I have xfinity gateway xb3 which provides up to 700mbps. Clearly from the numbers these other routers can easily double that: but do you truly see a difference between them?
Not to hijack this thread, but do a lot of you buy your own router vs. what your provider will rent to you? I have xfinity gateway xb3 which provides up to 700mbps. Clearly from the numbers these other routers can easily double that: but do you truly see a difference between them?
Several manufacturers have 2- or 4 port small form factor system-on-a-chip solutions. A Celeron J1900 can route gigabit network traffic at near line speed unless you do a lot of packet inspection or terminate a VPN in the router. Those can be had for $150. Anything newer will be more expensive, but also more capable/more future proof.Now, I run pfSense on an old ALIX board and it recently became too weak and too small to load the updated images.
After 7 or 8 years....
Problem is, the hardware they sell for the higher bandwidths is really commercial-grade and quite expensive - but I get several years of updates and (hopefully) people behind it who don't open stupid security-holes for the sake of convenience.