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I am after a new router that does 802.11ac. It doesn't have to have a modem. I am mainly considering FRITZBox 7490, ASUS and Billion (8800AXL) but I am open to other options. I like the (5 year) warranty on the FRITZBox 7490 but it is expensive and I'm not sure if one of its Ethernet ports can be connect to the Internet through a modem. Suggestions?

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Some of the newer Billions are supposed to have very good wifi due using a different wifi chip, although having said that I have not had issues with previous Billion modems and their wifi performance.

8800AXL discussion

http://forums.whirlpool.net.au/archive/2242742

Fritz 7490 discussion

http://forums.whirlpool.net.au/archive/2253993

 

For other routers perhaps the Netgear Nighthawk AC1900 (R7000)

http://forums.whirlpool.net.au/forum-replies.cfm?t=2167582

 

D-Link DSL-2890AL

http://forums.whirlpool.net.au/forum-replies.cfm?t=2111956

 

TP-Link Archer C7

http://forums.whirlpool.net.au/archive/2082595

 

Do note you must have the appropriate wireless cards i the client devices to make use of the various 802.11AC performance and features. It won't do anything for 802.11n equipped devices.

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I do so love my TPlink stuff..... looking into that now....

Ye some of their gear is damn good, especially for the price it is sold at.

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As i've ranted about before; unless you expect to need some 'out of the ordinary' features, they're perfect.

Ironically one of the few brands ive never had fail on me, and often gets jerryrigged into corporate networks while the 'real' gear is being warrantied.

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As i've ranted about before; unless you expect to need some 'out of the ordinary' features, they're perfect.

Ironically one of the few brands ive never had fail on me, and often gets jerryrigged into corporate networks while the 'real' gear is being warrantied.

Got to agree there M_S. Had weird issues with a Fritz! 7270 on an NBN fixed wireless connection so replaced it with a very cheap TP-Link TL-WR741ND running Gargoyle Firmware and it has performed perfectly for several months. Used a Gigaset A510 IP for VOIP instead of the FritzFon!.

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Pretty much every modem router/wifi combo is going to have *some* compromise somewhere.

Question is, why do you need AC, it's no where near becoming a mainstream standard, and anything worth it's money is really quite expensive.

Either way, my suggestion will be ignored, but go for a dedicated modem router, say some kinda Billion. Everything else is quite shit, TPLink is pretty good for hardware, terrible for firmware.

For your wireless needs, and AC, this:

http://ubiquitiwarehouse.com.au/product_in...a5d9478aea5b16b

There really isn't anything nearly as good as these atm.

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