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Monday, August 24, 2020
Long range (Huge building to cover) Aside from the obvious issues i'm having it always worked great Smartphone app allowed me to control the router and make some changes Feature rich but as far as the quality of those features I had nothing to compare. I mostly used QoS to try and regulate so many devices which seemed to work but i'm told QoS on this router isn't very good
-First one crapped out after a year... -Replacement died after year 2 (1 year life on second router) but didn't realize it was the router... suffered for an additional year before our ISP discovered the router was the issue -Keeping router updated didn't help with these issues
If you're going to buy this... get the 4 year warranty. My 4 year warranty expires in march of 2021 and it will be a 3rd $300 router replacement. Won't be getting the same router for the 3rd time. The first one died when too many devices were connected at once. Our household has 7 people and each has their own smart phone. When all of them connected it crashed. Thats not including about 3-4 tv's / xbox consoles. Second one for some reason has connection problems and severe connection drops making gaming online impossible. I certainly made use of it over 3 years. Not impressed each one seemed to only last a year with our heavy use.
Saturday, June 27, 2020
Not much, you get 3 bands: 1x 2.4GHz, 2x 5GHz Bands
Just not a good unit first one died after a bit more then a year, it is expensive. The QoS .. ie Quilty of service algorithm sucks my VoIP does work all the time , and it is not a Shaw issue. Don't like it, you should not buy.
Better options at cheaper price out there.
Tuesday, May 1, 2018
By: Ken Dzeryk
From: Pickardville, alberta
Bought this router had problems with it after 1 month. Constantly on with ASUS customer support for hours! Finally this router worked off and on for a bit but always little glitches. Unit failed to work just after one year, after hours with customer support they gave me instructions on how to return unit. Cost a bundle to send it back, without router for 3 weeks, received new router worked for 2 weeks then back to customer support. Unit failed again within a year. BUY ANYTHING ELSE!!!!!
Monday, May 29, 2017
None for this price range
Range is less RT-N66U Some devices that work fine with other access points can't connect on 2.5G Unit overheats and dies
I bought this as an upgrade to an RT-N66U as it was supposed to be faster, have better range and better management tools. It was a fail in all 3 areas. 1) At the same distance the AC3200 is %30 slower than the N66 2) the range is only about 80% of the N66 3) The extra per device tracking is useless
Friday, January 20, 2017
By: Ken D
Worked great for 2 months. Unit started locking up. ASUS support took forever by emails and then several times directly by phone. Never solved problem. Unit then failed to work a couple months later. Called technical support, after 1 1/2 hours on the phone with a phone bill of $60.00, told to send it in. Cost of mail $30. Received email notice that it was repaired however they sent it to someone else's address. Buy some other manufacturer's product. DO NOT BY ASUS.
Over priced piece of junk with very little competent support. Oh, by the way watch out for the no toll free support lines.
Out the cost of the Router, plus $90, plus my time. What a waste of my time. Next stop consumer and corporate affairs Canada.
Saturday, December 17, 2016
From: Edmonton, AB
Many useful features over normal routers. Great monitoring and analysis tools. Easy remote management and DDNS. Has been up for 220 days without a single issue!
This is an excellent router for people who have more than just a laptop and cell phone in their house. Even good for multiple subnets in the same place. Asus has good support and warranty based on other items I've sent to them (laptop).
Wednesday, October 5, 2016
What a beast. It has so many settings to adjust yet it is fairly easy to setup. I had an airport extreme for about 7 years before this and i was about to buy the latest apple router when a friend told me about ASUS. Glad he did. It connected to all my apple computers, ipad and android phones without a hitch. I am going to try to connect the time machine backup soon. I have an external mac formatted drive hooked up to it and there is no problem streaming videos to any device except my win 10 pc.
too many features! LOL
This router is worth every penny. i used to have a d-link router as my first router before the airport extreme. I was happy with the simplicity of Apple but this router is easy to use and powerful. I have it in my basement and it gets full signal on the second floor. I needed an airport express to help out my 2nd gen ariport extreme get a usable signal upstairs. just buy it and be happy!
Wednesday, June 1, 2016
By: Jason Sichkaryk
From: St. Albert
I had an Asus RTN16 for quite a few years and I was pretty happy with it. I had the RTN16 placed in my basement along with my shaw cable modem. I was able to get decent signal in the basement and on the main floor, but signal on the top floor was fairly weak. I eventually ran an ethernet cable to the top floor and put in a wifi extender. That setup was always somewhat flaky. -Really easy to setup -Really easy to update -Incredible wifi signal strength and range
- Its big and takes up a lot of room. I had to move some of my nerd ornaments out of the way :(
With the RT-AC3200 I no longer need the wifi extender upstairs. What really impressed me is that I was getting a better signal from the AC3200 in the basement than I was from the wifi extender on the top floor. I used wifi analyzer on my android phone to analyze the signals and channels. I almost marked this 4/5 with cost being a weakness, but I feel like I'm getting what I paid for with this product. This $300 router is doing a better job than my $100 router & $100 extender.
Monday, November 16, 2015