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post #11 of 19

And to think that people wouldn't believe me when I said they should look at proper network equipment instead of Asus devices when replacing ISP-provided routers...

 

Oh the irony.

   
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post #12 of 19
Och they will be audited for 20-years? They should calculate the cost and see if they should even stay in the router market. If anything, I would think they can market that they will be audited.
Edited by Sin0822 - 2/25/16 at 11:07am
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post #13 of 19
Did they even get their ac87u fixed?
post #14 of 19
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Quote:
Originally Posted by ghostrider85 View Post

Did they even get their ac87u fixed?

Its in the same state as all other devices that used the Quantenna chipset. The issue is with the vendor (Quantenna) as all those devices (Linksys E8350, Netgear Nighthawk 7500, Asus AC87, ZyXEL ARMOR Z1) that used that chipset are still having issues as far as I know.
 
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I own ASUS routers myself (duh, the nickname)

Never had problems with it...

Not sure if it's because I have Merlin's software instead of original software...

But who cares... it's 2016... I gave up on privacy smile.gif
   
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post #16 of 19
Didnt they fix this over a year ago?

It was disabled by default after a firmware update on my ac66u long ago.
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To be fair ASUS is getting thrown under the bus but almost every consumer grade router has similar issues. The firmware support on any of these routers is abysmal and companies like TP-LINK, Netgear, Linksys, etc.. should be on warning to provider better security. This is why custom firmware from dd-wrt/tomato/merlin are so nice because they actually fix many of these problems in a more frequent and reliable manor.
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Originally Posted by decompiled View Post

To be fair ASUS is getting thrown under the bus but almost every consumer grade router has similar issues. The firmware support on any of these routers is abysmal and companies like TP-LINK, Netgear, Linksys, etc.. should be on warning to provider better security. This is why custom firmware from dd-wrt/tomato/merlin are so nice because they actually fix many of these problems in a more frequent and reliable manor.

I'm sure none of the other consumer router manufacturers firmware is any better.

While this does suck for Asus in the long run this is going to make them a better company and obviously provide better and more secure firmware for their routers. So this is a big win for owners of Asus routers. Now are the other companies going to step up their game?
 
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post #19 of 19
It has nothing to do with being a "gaming" router. I stand by the ASUS RT-AC66U and AC-68U routers. Very good quality and they make a DLNA server that is highly compatible with little effort on the part of the user. I purposely don't use cloud software, and only enable FTP when I need to do a remote transfer. Obviously they should have better security, so let's fault ASUS for that. Though, if you are using non-enterprise routers and expecting primo security, you shouldn't be in charge of IT decisions.
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