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Old 28-02-2013, 06:27 PM   #16
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i see alot of people having issues with their ASUS router hardware fry.

This new 1 got better QA or not?
Fry meaning overheat? and not usable?

I don't think i have heard of these either from ASUS SG or their distributors but i do heard about users having corrupted their ASUS routers firmware easily (i.e flashing open ddwrt/merlin's) and saying that the power led is "slow blink" mode and says it's the routers' issue or overheat

Hence i have posted the ASUS firmware restoration in my various threads

As for the ASUS USB-AC53, i will try it out (including burn-in)
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Old 28-02-2013, 10:33 PM   #17
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Design in Taiwan, made in China
What? So disappointing. Good old ASUS product no longer MIT
No to 中國貨

/Keeps the piggy for other routers
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Old 28-02-2013, 10:41 PM   #18
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What? So disappointing. Good old ASUS product no longer MIT
No to 中國貨

/Keeps the piggy for other routers
As if other routers are not made in China
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Old 28-02-2013, 10:45 PM   #19
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What? So disappointing. Good old ASUS product no longer MIT
No to 中國貨

/Keeps the piggy for other routers
Are you from Taiwan? Why keep using Traditional Chinese?
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Old 28-02-2013, 10:51 PM   #20
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Fry meaning overheat? and not usable?

I don't think i have heard of these either from ASUS SG or their distributors but i do heard about users having corrupted their ASUS routers firmware easily (i.e flashing open ddwrt/merlin's) and saying that the power led is "slow blink" mode and says it's the routers' issue or overheat

Hence i have posted the ASUS firmware restoration in my various threads

As for the ASUS USB-AC53, i will try it out (including burn-in)
what i meant is far from firmware issue.

is hardware issue.

unable to power up, wireless not working and etc.
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Old 28-02-2013, 11:07 PM   #21
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what i meant is far from firmware issue.

is hardware issue.

unable to power up, wireless not working and etc.
When I saw the insides of the router I already know got problem already.
There is no way you see routers mounting such a big heatsink.
The only reason you need such a big heatsink is that it is heavily overclocked. IMO a passive heatsink won't cut it especially if there is no air circulation.
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Old 28-02-2013, 11:32 PM   #22
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what i meant is far from firmware issue.

is hardware issue.

unable to power up, wireless not working and etc.
When I saw the insides of the router I already know got problem already.
There is no way you see routers mounting such a big heatsink.
The only reason you need such a big heatsink is that it is heavily overclocked. IMO a passive heatsink won't cut it especially if there is no air circulation.
Why ASUS decided to change from their initial A1 design to B1 is anyone's guess

A1



B1



One can only speculate @ A1 design, the small fan fails easily/becomes noisy over time as compared to a big passive heatsink B1 design is enough to alleviate heat dissipation generated thus resulting optimal temperature operation

As for how much lesser overclock that will result lesser hardware failure, only ASUS will know i can only feedback accordingly

At least i can safely say this, it's back by 3 three years warranty by the local distributor and most of the returns are 1-1 exchange
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Old 28-02-2013, 11:49 PM   #23
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As if other routers are not made in China
No lor..


Got EnGenius, ZyXEL and of course, the original ASUS RT-N56U which I still prefer

Even my smart switch... LAN cable also Made in 台灣 too

Why keep using Traditional Chinese?
有區別, 嗎
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Old 01-03-2013, 10:26 AM   #24
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No lor..


Got EnGenius, ZyXEL and of course, the original ASUS RT-N56U which I still prefer

Even my smart switch... LAN cable also Made in 台灣 too

有區別, 嗎
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中华人民共和国 和 中华民国, 有區別吗?
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Old 01-03-2013, 01:38 PM   #25
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Can compare

Asus RT-AC66U + USB-AC53
vs
Netgear A6200 + R6200

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Old 01-03-2013, 04:35 PM   #26
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Can compare

Asus RT-AC66U + USB-AC53
vs
Netgear A6200 + R6200

Thx
Hi t248jgn

Sorry i don't have the Netgear A6200 + R6200 so i can't provide comparison
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When I saw the insides of the router I already know got problem already.
There is no way you see routers mounting such a big heatsink.
The only reason you need such a big heatsink is that it is heavily overclocked. IMO a passive heatsink won't cut it especially if there is no air circulation.
thats why I asked. looks like im not alone on this
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中华人民共和国 和 中华民国, 有區別吗?
to me.. I prefer 1 that is not from china

but... these days almost everything is there and I have sadly come to accept with it unless I am willing to pay good $ for it which im not.
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Old 01-03-2013, 05:28 PM   #29
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to me.. I prefer 1 that is not from china

but... these days almost everything is there and I have sadly come to accept with it unless I am willing to pay good $ for it which im not.
Well.... almost everything these days are made in China, even Apple devices ~ Z

Most of the companies outsourced to China these days, tons of workers and cheap wages
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Old 01-03-2013, 05:30 PM   #30
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thats why I asked. looks like im not alone on this
Question i should ask is that have yours went kaput because of overheating due to poor air circulation?
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