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I'm right behind you. Have been looking at this company and their approach for awhile. I have less problem with Tidal on Sonos than I do on with my other two wireless networks. Have utilized both direct wired, bridged connections and a number of different range extenders with mixed results. I really like the mesh network approach Eero is taking (similar to Sonos...).

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I'm right behind you. Have been looking at this company and their approach for awhile. I have less problem with Tidal on Sonos than I do on with my other two wireless networks. Have utilized both direct wired, bridged connections and a number of different range extenders with mixed results. I really like the mesh network approach Eero is taking (similar to Sonos...).

 

Looks like it's just us. For now.

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I am with you. To have a real mesh is awesome; ASSUMING it works as advertised.

 

Well, of course. If not, back it goes but I'm OK with early adopter blues...I like the punishment. :-) Nest was surprised when I emailed them with a redesigned Nest Protect bracket. Did get an email from the lead guy though. haha

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Well, of course. If not, back it goes but I'm OK with early adopter blues...I like the punishment. :-) Nest was surprised when I emailed them with a redesigned Nest Protect bracket. Did get an email from the lead guy though. haha

 

Agreed.

 

I just wish we didn't have to wait until the summer. I would really like to see if this works as advertised, plus a AC speeds, awesome.

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Agreed.

 

I just wish we didn't have to wait until the summer. I would really like to see if this works as advertised, plus a AC speeds, awesome.

 

Tell me about it! My Gen 4 Extreme has bad days now for sure. It's amazing how many wireless devices I have connected. Crazy really.

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Mmm. I'd make sure it works properly with UPnP & AirPlay streaming first, especially if planning to use with any existing routers, extenders, etc. So many network devices out there fail when handling SSDP, mainly when they're required to forward multicast packets.

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Mmm. I'd make sure it works properly with UPnP & AirPlay streaming first, especially if planning to use with any existing routers, extenders, etc. So many network devices out there fail when handling SSDP, mainly when they're required to forward multicast packets.

Well, I'm planning on replacing all my routers & extenders so it should be an issue.

 

Looks very cool, I had no idea these things existed until just now.

Me either until someone sent them to me and thought I'd post it here. ;-)

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Well, I'm planning on replacing all my routers & extenders so it should be an issue.

 

 

Me either until someone sent them to me and thought I'd post it here. ;-)

 

You can get these type of things NOW if you want to pay through the nose. Cisco has the only ones I would trust right now but good luck setting them up and you will probably wind up spending more money than on a good DAC

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You can get these type of things NOW if you want to pay through the nose. Cisco has the only ones I would trust right now but good luck setting them up and you will probably wind up spending more money than on a good DAC

 

Right, I have no need to spend enterprise money on something for my house if I can wait a few months.

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Jason, how will it be better than this (in theory)?

 

Networking - RT-AC68U - ASUS

 

Unless the Eero uses an revolutionary antenna design, which if course they are not, the Asus will be faster, and reach farther. But when Eero is used in a mesh network, I can totally see the advantage the Eero has. If it works as advertised then this is cheap mesh network for normal people. You can setup Asus routers to be wireless repeaters and in practice it would work as seamless as the Eero, but it would not be quite as trivial to configure.

 

Oh and jtwrace, please delete that referral post and the link in your signature. It's just stupid to spam, when you know noone's going to help you out anyways.

Yay!

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Guys this is just $168 for the basic unit: ASUS RT-AC68U (90IGY7002M003PA0) - Toppreise.ch Preisvergleich Schweiz

 

and $240 for the performance bundle: https://www.digitec.ch/en/s1/product/asus-rt-ac68u-pce-ac68-performance-bundle-routers-2580570

 

They claim:

 

Enhanced signal range and stability

ASUS AiRadar intelligently strengthens wireless connectivity using beamforming technology, high power amplification, and exclusive ASUS RF fine-tuning. This ensures extended coverage, dynamic data speed increases, and enhanced stability.

 

 

 

Dual-band Wireless-AC1900 Gigabit Router

 

The world's fastest Wi-Fi router, with combined dual-band data rates of

1900 Mbps for three times faster performance than 802.11n routers

Broadcom® TurboQAM™ technology increases wireless-N data rate to

600 Mbps for 33% faster performance

Five Gigabit Ethernet ports for fast, stable wired network connections

Dual USB ports with USB 3.0 for ten times faster data transfer than USB 2.0

 

Powered by a dual-core processor, the RT-AC68U eliminates the performance drops that plague other routers with busy networks. So even on the busiest home networks, HD video streaming is always smooth, the latency low for online gaming and VoIP calls, and file downloads are never interrupted.

 

The RT-AC68U also features dual USB ports for file, printers and 3G/4G modems sharing and a USB 3.0 port for up to ten times faster data transfers than USB 2.0.

 

 

The easy-to-use ASUSWRT graphical user interface unlocks the power of the RT-AC68U giving robust control to optimize your network for you. 30-second set-up and easy traffic management means even network newbies can enjoy its sophisticated features, while power users will love its IPv6 support, multiple wireless SSIDs and secure VPN access.

 

 

AiProtection for advanced security

 

AiProtection, incorporating state-of-the-art, three-pronged security from Trend Micro™, makes RT-AC68U one of the most secure home routers you can buy.

 

 

Do more at once with dual-core processors inside

The ASUS RT-AC68U features a dual-core processor that eliminates the performance drops that plague other routers. So even on the busiest home networks, HD video streaming is always smooth, the latency low for online gaming and VoIP calls, and file downloads are never interrupted.

 

 

Enhanced signal range and stability

ASUS AiRadar intelligently strengthens wireless connectivity using beamforming technology, high power amplification, and exclusive ASUS RF fine-tuning. This ensures extended coverage, dynamic data speed increases, and enhanced stability.

 

 

Dual-band connectivity for compatibility and performance

 

Delivering 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz concurrent bands at up to 600 Mbps and 1300 Mbps, respectively, the RT-AC68U has a total speed of up to 1900 Mbps, and maintains complete stability. You can perform basic tasks like Web browsing and file downloading on the 2.4 GHz band, while simultaneously allowing multiple devices to stream in Full HD or support online gaming and other bandwidth-demanding applications smoothly on the clearer 5 GHz band.

 

Here: Networking - RT-AC68U - ASUS

 

Why would this be any harder to set up than other routers? Given that they claim a bulldog like tenacity to the signal, are we not functionally similar to the eero? What am I missing?

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Wow, this is impressive.

 

I need to read through it more carefully, as I usually just bridge the wireless network where I need it. I don't want the wireless side to try and be a firewall too. I have Cisco for that, thank you. :)

 

But a real mesh? That is awesome.

Anyone who considers protocol unimportant has never dealt with a cat DAC.

Robert A. Heinlein

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