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Old 01-06-2017, 09:30 PM   #1
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ASUS RT-AC1200G Router

Need some expert advice here.
I'm currently using a ASUS N56U.
Would replacing it with a RT-AC1200G+ give better wifi range, coverage & speed on 802.11n?
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Old 01-06-2017, 10:29 PM   #2
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Not an major upgrade. You get 802.11ac speeds now with compatible devices
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what are the better aspects of the 1200g+ ah. im thinking if i need to top up more to get the ac88u instead.
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what are the better aspects of the 1200g+ ah. im thinking if i need to top up more to get the ac88u instead.
Compared to ?
Ac88u has higher max Wi-Fi speed if used with compatible devices, 8 lan ports, built in anti virus etc...vs 1200g+

If you are low bandwidth user,then there's not much difference.
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Old 02-06-2017, 11:25 PM   #5
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Good day everyone, im facing the same issue as TS!

some background: currently on M1's 300mpbs fibre plan using the RT-N56U given. most of the time 4-5 devices are connected wirelessly (+1-2 more once sis comes back from overseas)

can i check with u pros if its prudent for me to upgrade to the ac1200g? im only receiving 20-30+ mbps download on my laptop at best. will i be seeing a decent improvement in connectivity if i were to upgrade?

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Old 03-06-2017, 08:17 AM   #6
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What is the WiFi specs of your laptop? Both router and WiFi card of your laptop must be similar in specs in order to maximise throughput..

Good day everyone, im facing the same issue as TS!

some background: currently on M1's 300mpbs fibre plan using the RT-N56U given. most of the time 4-5 devices are connected wirelessly (+1-2 more once sis comes back from overseas)

can i check with u pros if its prudent for me to upgrade to the ac1200g? im only receiving 20-30+ mbps download on my laptop at best. will i be seeing a decent improvement in connectivity if i were to upgrade?

thanks in advance!!
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Old 03-06-2017, 10:56 AM   #7
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is this the free router from M1?
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Old 03-06-2017, 12:52 PM   #8
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is this the free router from M1?
Yes.

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What is the WiFi specs of your laptop? Both router and WiFi card of your laptop must be similar in specs in order to maximise throughput..


hi thanks for the reply! pardon my noobness but what do you mean by wifi specs of my laptop? from device manager i see that my wifi card is intel(R) Dual Band Wireless-AC 7265 but i dont see any specs that i can understand mind explaining to me the caveman how i can verify that the wifi card of my laptop and router are similar? thanks!!
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You can Google the model number and it should lead you to Intel website for the speeds..

Anyway, it's a wireless ac WiFi 2x2 up to 867mbps only. So your WiFi card itself will be the bottle neck for Hugh end routers which usually support 3x3..

hi thanks for the reply! pardon my noobness but what do you mean by wifi specs of my laptop? from device manager i see that my wifi card is intel(R) Dual Band Wireless-AC 7265 but i dont see any specs that i can understand mind explaining to me the caveman how i can verify that the wifi card of my laptop and router are similar? thanks!!
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You can Google the model number and it should lead you to Intel website for the speeds..

Anyway, it's a wireless ac WiFi 2x2 up to 867mbps only. So your WiFi card itself will be the bottle neck for Hugh end routers which usually support 3x3..


High end router: AC1750 and above.

ASUS RT-AC1200G+ is AC1200 router. The WiFi chip also support AC1200 (867Mbps + 300Mbps).

So upgrade to AC1200G+ is just nice.
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can i ask if i get the ac1200g+ and use it as an ap from rt56u. can i hit the 867mbps

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Thanks everyone here for your help!!
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Old 03-06-2017, 06:40 PM   #14
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867mbps is just the link rate. U won't hit anything near 867 and you will be contented if it's slight more than 400mbps in real life speed..

N56u doesn't support wireless ac, so u will likely see a jump in speed though..

can i ask if i get the ac1200g+ and use it as an ap from rt56u. can i hit the 867mbps
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can i ask if i get the ac1200g+ and use it as an ap from rt56u. can i hit the 867mbps
867mbps is just the link rate. U won't hit anything near 867 and you will be contented if it's slight more than 400mbps in real life speed..

N56u doesn't support wireless ac, so u will likely see a jump in speed though..


ASUS RT-AC1200G+ I think max speed is around ~400Mbps.

My M1 300Mbps Fibre can get ~315Mbps over 802.11ac, same as wired, so it's definitely not the maximum capability of the router.
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