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Old 12-09-2017, 07:46 PM   #1
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Cheap router for Uni hall use?

Any recommendation for a cheap router I can use in university halls? thanks
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Old 12-09-2017, 07:47 PM   #2
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Any recommendation for a cheap router I can use in university halls? thanks
tplink is the best for hall usage. almost all of my hall mates were using it..
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Old 12-09-2017, 07:55 PM   #3
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tplink is the best for hall usage. almost all of my hall mates were using it..
any particular model?
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Old 12-09-2017, 08:58 PM   #4
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any particular model?
most of them are using tplink wr841n.

in hall, wireless n is more than enough, forget about wireless ac..
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Old 12-09-2017, 09:11 PM   #5
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I beg to differ, 5GHz band will propagate less as compared to 2.4GHz band; causing you less interference because signal from other people won't travel very far, not to mention the 2.4GHz band would be congested especially in a hall environment.


Since you'll only need wireless access in a single room, an 802.11ac based router+ap combo with the 2.4GHz band turned off will be ideal.


People buy tplink because it's cheap, and only because it's cheap. For light use, you can just go on carousell and get any 802.11ac based router+ap combo that fits your budget.
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Old 13-09-2017, 01:03 AM   #6
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is the ASUS RT-AC56S a good choice in this case?
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Old 13-09-2017, 01:44 AM   #7
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Just buy tplink or dlink cheapest router at $29 from challenger. I doubt uni have more than 300M speed for individual hostel room.
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Old 13-09-2017, 01:44 AM   #8
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tplink definitely
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Old 13-09-2017, 03:34 AM   #9
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is the ASUS RT-AC56S a good choice in this case?
That's overkill.

But if you can afford it, why not?
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