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post #31 of 91
it shall be mine!!!!!!


i wonder how this will compare to the asus rt-n66u..............
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Dunno since we are goning to have to wait for some reviews to pop up.

There is also the asus ac87 that is coming out later this year which will be similar to the wrt1900. However I don't think the ac87 will be out until the end of summer.
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I love how they went back to the old design and modernized it. My old wrt54g died after 10 years of service. It's been replaced by the Asus RT-N66U now. So far so good, but I do miss the old bugger.
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It's specs look nice but I already pulled the trigger on a Asus RT-AC68U and PCE-AC68U router/adapter combo to replace a Linksys E4200v.1 , Asus USB N66U setup. I still have a WRT54G that actually works pretty good for how old it is but it drops WiFi on the average of twice a day so it had to go.
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all these routers with relatively beefy ARM CPUs in them...makes me wonder how long before we start seeing commercial routers with x86 chips... Kabini bundles have already debuted for less than $100, it wouldn't take much more to fill that out with spare parts and create your own router with PFSense or the like for a similar total cost.

@ $300 there's not much going for a product like this other than an industrial design / form factor advantage (and power efficiency I suppose, although if you keep your investment into a BYO router under $250, you're likely never to see that power savings differential anyway). And what you lack in form factor in a build your own router, you can make up for in power and customization. It was neat flashing a $~50-150 router and unlocking so much more potential, but $300 is definitely pushing it for me.
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Honestly guys, I'd wait for AC revision 2 to come out before splurging on AC gear, It's not the worlds most stable medium, And is extremely susceptable to interferance
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all these routers with relatively beefy ARM CPUs in them...makes me wonder how long before we start seeing commercial routers with x86 chips... Kabini bundles have already debuted for less than $100, it wouldn't take much more to fill that out with spare parts and create your own router with PFSense or the like for a similar total cost.

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x86 chips in a router? That would be going backwards. Not to mention the big difference in power consumption.
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x86 chips in a router? That would be going backwards. Not to mention the big difference in power consumption.

x86 Multi core chips can wreck Arm in throughput and performance capabilities aswell as expandability, That's why alot of high end users use custom routers running on an X86 cpu, It isn't nessicarily going "Backwards" if you need the performance, Also the archer C7 uses 20+ watts, An x86 equal would use 25-50 watts using the new AM1 socket, So power consumption is lolworthy at this point we are talking about a pennies differance a month.


Not to mention there is the added bonus of also making it a home server, File server and game server, Torrent server all in one + a router + wireless access, And not have to worry about NAT tables having a fit when your torrenting.
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x86 Multi core chips can wreck Arm in throughput and performance capabilities aswell as expandability, That's why alot of high end users use custom routers running on an X86 cpu, It isn't nessicarily going "Backwards" if you need the performance, Also the archer C7 uses 20+ watts, An x86 equal would use 25-50 watts using the new AM1 socket, So power consumption is lolworthy at this point we are talking about a pennies differance a month.


Not to mention there is the added bonus of also making it a home server, File server and game server, Torrent server all in one + a router + wireless access, And not have to worry about NAT tables having a fit when your torrenting.

Thanks for your informative reply.
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Thanks for your informative reply.

No problem, Re-reading it, It sounds like i'm being snarky, Sorry if it appears that way.
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