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  1. Steve C's Avatar
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       #10

    Try3 said:
    Steve,

    You should be okay. The Which report only identified the Virgin Media Super Hub & Virgin Media Super Hub 2 as being out of support.

    All the best,
    Denis
    Perhaps. I've ordered the Hub 3 for 'free' anyway since they extract sufficient cash from me to pay for it.
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  2. Compumind's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro x64, Various Linux Builds, Networking, Storage, Cybersecurity Specialty.
       #11

    Josey Wales said:
    I have a LINKSYS router with wi-fi and it is only 1 year old. Best Buy can keep their $549.99 router.
    I've had nothing but trouble with Linksys and their 70% Wi-Fi throughput.
    Netgear has a much better product, IMHO.

    FWIW.
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  3. Compumind's Avatar
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       #12

    Brink said:
    Considering how much they want for these new high end routers, who wants to dump the old one.

    https://www.bestbuy.com/site/asus-gt...?skuId=6453039
    It's all profit. Costs < $70 USD to make, I'll bet.

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  4. jimbo45's Avatar
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       #13

    Brink said:
    Considering how much they want for these new high end routers, who wants to dump the old one.

    https://www.bestbuy.com/site/asus-gt...?skuId=6453039
    Who'd even THINK of paying around 500 EUR / USD for a router to be used at home !!!!!!!! unless BestBuy only appeals to Lottery winners !!!

    @Compumind - these routers plus the imbedded OS chip cost cents in the dollar to make these days. What companies do is to deliberately obfuscate the simplicity of their product so people pay more because they feel it's a complex product. In fact the most expensive bit is probably the mains supply unit 220/120 V->12 V is typical for these boxes. Even the casings these days are made of cheap plastic.

    I agree though about Netgear - they seem to make the best stuff for Home and small LAN use.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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  5. jbcarreon123's Avatar
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       #14

    Well, I use a 1 year-old TP-LINK router. I don't know why my router limits internet speed from 10 Mbps, to 1 Mbps. I don't know if that's the limit for 2.4ghz WiFi connection. Also, I use sometimes my PC as a WiFi access point. It works really well.
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  6. TairikuOkami's Avatar
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    Windows Home Dev 21xxx x64
       #15

    My ISP has provided me with a locked router using an outdated OS.
    I can not setup absolutely anything, except WiFi name and password.
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    Josey Wales said:
    I have a LINKSYS router with wi-fi and it is only 1 year old. Best Buy can keep their $549.99 router.
    Do you have firmware updated? It does not really matter, when you bought it. I had Linksys till the last week, but it was not updated for about 5 years, it is vulnerable to several exploits, but it is still being sold, it is IPv6.
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  7. Winuser's Avatar
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       #16

    When I updated my plan with Comcast they upgraded my modem with phone to their all in one box. Now I have to use a app on my phone to access the router and the options are limited. They promised faster Wi-Fi speeds but I don't see any difference. I guessing to get faster speeds I would have to upgrade my Wi-Fi cards. Also when I setup my Wi-Fi extender I couldn't setup the 2.4 GHz and 5.0 GHz separately.
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  8. Compumind's Avatar
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