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Old 24-08-2017, 04:55 PM   #1
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RT-AC1200G+ or RT-N66U?

Hi, need some advice - hope gurus here can help.

I recently switched to M1 broadband and was given the RT-AC1200G+ modem for free. I looked up the specs online and it seems like the RT-AC1200G+ is better than the RT-N66U which I am currently using.

The M1 guy who came over to do the installation today told me that the RT-N66U is better than the RT-AC1200G+, contrary to what I have found online. I asked him why and he couldn't explain.

Anyone able to shed some light?
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Old 24-08-2017, 05:04 PM   #2
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If you're using hard wire connection and ability to create VPN Server, N66U is more powerful.

If you're using wireless connection, then AC1200G+.

I've both routers, and the N66U is used as my main router for VPN Server and connections to other LAN (Ethernet) devices. The AC1200G+ is used for AP purpose for all wifi connections.
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Old 24-08-2017, 05:07 PM   #3
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If you're using hard wire connection and ability to create VPN Server, N66U is more powerful.

If you're using wireless connection, then AC1200G+.

I've both routers, and the N66U is used as my main router for VPN Server and connections to other LAN (Ethernet) devices. The AC1200G+ is used for AP purpose for all wifi connections.
Thanks bro! Can I assume that it will be better to connect my NAS (WDEX4) to the N66U?
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Old 24-08-2017, 05:19 PM   #4
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Thanks bro! Can I assume that it will be better to connect my NAS (WDEX4) to the N66U?
Erm depends on the hardware inside. If it's HDD it can never hit 1Gbps, so both should be alright.
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Old 12-09-2017, 05:35 PM   #5
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RT-AC1200G+ user here.

On the latest Firmware Version:3.0.0.4.382_15525, I noticed my 5GHz wireless speed is about 60Mbps when two firmwares ago, it would cap at about 280Mbps (iPhone 6 plus user here).

Anybody facing this issue too?
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Old 12-09-2017, 07:03 PM   #6
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RT-AC1200G+ user here.

On the latest Firmware Version:3.0.0.4.382_15525, I noticed my 5GHz wireless speed is about 60Mbps when two firmwares ago, it would cap at about 280Mbps (iPhone 6 plus user here).

Anybody facing this issue too?
So...do you suspect that's it's due to firmware ?

If yes there's 2 options,

-factory reset, fresh config
or
-roll back firmware
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Old 13-09-2017, 08:57 AM   #7
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So...do you suspect that's it's due to firmware ?

If yes there's 2 options,

-factory reset, fresh config
or
-roll back firmware
Yes, I've done a firmware downgrade (2 firmwares ago) and when testing 5GHz WiFi, my phone hits ~280Mbps easy.

Sharing for the rest of you guys if you're wondering why you're not getting decent speeds on your devices.
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Old 17-09-2017, 02:32 PM   #8
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Yes, I've done a firmware downgrade (2 firmwares ago) and when testing 5GHz WiFi, my phone hits ~280Mbps easy.

Sharing for the rest of you guys if you're wondering why you're not getting decent speeds on your devices.
Hi bro, thanks for sharing. I tested this on my own router and observed the same slow speeds on the latest firmware - even youtube videos sometime do not buffer properly. Rolled back to 3.0.0.4.380_4089 and speeds are blazing fast.
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