Great Product, Very Much Impressed!!!
All in all, I'm very happy with my purchase. Everything works great and exceeded my expectations (I was concerned about pairing my extreme station with my repeater, but there is no need for it anymore, so...hello fleabay!!!) I highly recommend it to anyone looking for a new router.
Supports 802.11ac Wi-Fi, is easy to use, and offers solid performance
Home users, especially Apple fans who own 802.11ac-enabled devices, will love the new AirPort Extreme for its all-new elegant design, ease of use, and great performance; advanced users should look elsewhere for more features and customization.
To sum up, I'll let the Router Ranker detail tell the tale. The AExAC ended up with a #6 rank and total rank score of 5.0 This puts it below all of the current-generation AC1750 class routers, except for the very disappointing TRENDnet TEW-812DRU. It also ranks above Buffalo's first-generation WZR-D1800H, but that is the only AC1750 router that hasn't been retested with the new wireless test process.
Idiot-proof, wireless setup, Revamped design boosts performance
With the new AirPort design and the inclusion of 802.11ac, it's plain to see that Apple is taking steps forward with its networking devices. Cupertino's latest AirPort Extreme is not on the bleeding edge, as far as speeds and feeds go, but it is beautiful and "just works" out of the box.
Class leading design and build quality
The most attractive, well crafted router on the market is sadly a letdown. The AirPort Extreme may have added 802.11ac to a great redesign but its performance falls flat and functionality is heavily compromised compared to other next gen alternatives. Apple detractors argue the company is about style over substance. That isn't true, but sadly they are right in this case.
Revamped design boosts performance, Attractive form factor
Apple has never really been heralded for its networking technology. Yes, the design of the hardware is beautiful, and notorious for being easy to setup and manage. With the new AirPort design and the inclusion of 802.11ac, it's plain to see that the company is taking big steps forward.
However, beamforming and 802.11ac have already arrived in other vendor's routers, so this isn't anything revolutionary.
Good interface, Reliable storage features
The ASUS DSL-N55U is a solid modem-router that offers dual-band Wi-Fi and excellent storage features. It has a well designed interface and it's a swift performer overall. We experienced a few frustrations with the installation of some of its apps, but it worked really well once everything was set up. We really enjoyed using it.
Good performance but short on features
Firstly, it should be said that this is a high end modem router and is designed for use with a dial-up telephone line based adsl internet service and not for use with a cable or external modem.
This router has a modern and up to date appearance, stylish and suitably high tech and will look well on any work desk or even in the living room.
Router in daily use performs very well
The DSL-N55U with a retail price in the range £80 to 90 is not the cheapest ADSL2+ modem/router by a long way, and lacks some of the bells and whistles of the more expensive models, but does pack a good performance for its price.
The price point means that you really should be sure of wanting to use the media server or the extensive QoS functionality of the router to make it worth buying.
Excellent range, Very happy with my RTA15
The design of the unit is very good and the product is more sturdy than the pictures look. I like the smooth glass like cover of the router. Very good touch. You dont get that impression when you look at the pictures but the product looks better and feels better in person.
Overall very happy and highly recommended.
802.11ac support, 2.4GHz and 5GHZ support
As a 5GHz router, the Netgear R6300 excels. It provides a comprehensive feature set and easy installation. Problematically, it's very expensive, has disappointing 2.4GHz performance and is outperformed as a 802.11ac router by the Linksys EA6500.
And frankly, even if it's compatible with future 802.11ac hardware, we wouldn't recommend investing in such hardware at this time just on the back of that.
Superb 802.11ac performance
The Netgear D6300 is an odd concoction. Visually it is an eye sore and its specifications make for uninspired reading, but in practice Netgear has been able to pull off the wireless miracles it claimed were possible with smart firmware. Still choosing an ADSL2 plus modem rather than VDSL is a missed opportunity, but for those without fibre optic broadband this is a neat all-in-one solution which pleasantly surprised us.
ADSL is built in, great firmware and associated apps
The D6300 is perfect for those who have ADSL2+, but want to be ready when the National Broadband Network (NBN) fibre comes along. As has become the trend in new ADSL routers, it includes both an ADSL2+ port and a Gigabit WAN port, ready to be switched over to the NBN when it finally comes your way.
Good looks, bad 2.4GHz coverage
The D6300 is a strange beast: so much about it is likeable, but it's spoilt by poor 2.4GHz coverage, random 5GHz disconnects, and inexplicable things such as email on a Mac slowing to a crawl whenever it's in use (other routers I've tried don't do this). Really, for the price, you should be able to expect a little better.
Versatile connectivity options, Good Wi-Fi performance, Good price
With a good range of features for a modest price, the TP-Link TD-W8970 is a best buy. It features an ADSL2+ modem, 300Mbps Wi-Fi (albeit not dual-band), Gigabit Ethernet, and it even has support for 3G. Its interface is clean and quick easy to use for the most part. Our only issue is with the USB storage ports, which could use better functionality.
Best at this Price
Just received this product and am very impressed, very easy to set up, many preloaded settings for all major ISP, have tried tp link 8968 and an expensive Netgear neither could achieve the internet download speed of this router, the Netgear was more than 4mbs slower. It looks a million dollars too very smart,if the ariels put you off you can point them downwards so you don't see them,at this price don't waste your time looking elsewhere.
Excellent bargain router, but not without it's quirks
Bought this to replace the shockingly poor D-Link DSL-2640R which was unable to maintain a stable connection (i.e. frequent disconnects) and, more annoyingly still, would not reconnect quickly (or at all sometimes) after it had dropped the connection.
The TP-Link by contrast is a marvel, holds the connection well and - should the line have problems - reconnects quickly and without requiring a reboot.
Works ok but short life on 1st unit
Received this modem with my upgraded Century Link service in Dec 2012. It died on 3/2/13. I was using it for 15 minutes, turned away for 10 minutes, came back to it and it had died. No power light and no connection (there was a light behind the Century Link logo so the power supply worked). I am leasing this modem so CenturyLink replaced it. I am worried about the life of this modem - glad I was leasing it.
Simple Setup and Works Fine
I just set up a wireless network for my 74 year old mom. She is not a techie person at all, so I needed simplicity. The On Networks router was inexpensive and worked immediately right out of the box. This was a 2 minute set up at the most. Her new laptop connected wirelessly, I put in the WEP key from the bottom of the router, and her laptop, my iPhone and even her old desktop computer were all humming along.
Wireless bad/Ethernet good
Of all the modems I've ever used this one is a challenge. The Ethernet side of it is great. It trains up and runs well. The internet comes right up. The wireless side is another story. Of the three wireless devices in this house only one would connect. I disabled the WPS and run only WPA. Double and triple checked the security phrase. Still can't connect wirelessly. Checked the power level and verified the security phrase in the modem GUI. Everything was correct.
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