Netgear or Asus or linksy

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Which router would you recommend for netgear or asus or linksy?

PS do not buy tp link router
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I'm using a Netgear N300.

https://www.amazon.com/NETGEAR-Wirele...

You can find them on eBay for about $20.
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I'm using ASUS RT-N12. I have a laptop in my shed which is about 150 feet from the router and I can get a decent signal to it. 
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@James Billinger, I have an ASUS, the Netgears are very good also. Stay clear of the linksys routers, they have some issues, like dropped connections that require resets several times a day.

But that is just from my experience, so others may have had better experiences.
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Ok thanks I was leaning on asus or netgear cause I have tp link and the dang web router apps is just a piece of crap would not load at all.
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Plus every time I update the router with firmware it reset the setting as well as password every time so have to get on app via web browser to resest back way I have it
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How do I find what beam I'm on?? I've looked and looked all over the router settings, am I missing it somewhere there?
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James Billinger

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This will be as close you can get
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Cindy

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Thank you, I'll take a look! How do you find that map?
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James Billinger

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it was somewhere on community forum just google viasat 1 beam and it will pop up
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Cindy

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Got it~ Guess I'm on 303 beam and not complaining either~
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I'm happy with my Linksys EA9300 Had gotten the EA9500 off ebay, was suppose to be new, got it and it was refurbished item, so I sent it back! The linksys EA9300 is does real well in my home, plus I am getting a Linksys AC1200 EA6500hg today to extend my wifi by 10,000 feet more!!! YAY!
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Cindy, here is the link for the map https://www.northlc.com/_images/beam_priority_map.png
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James Billinger

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Thanks Steve
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Cindy

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Thank you Steve!
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Cindy

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And my change plans page loaded and nothing there but the one I am already on with!
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Hi James - I'm using an Asus N66U that I purchased preloaded with Tomato a few years ago, but installed the OEM firmware when I connected it to the Viasat router. Compared to the Linksys I used to use, the ASUS allows more configuration options. Even more configuration options are usually available when third party firmware is installed, but you have to be careful when going that route.  When you do connect a router to your Viasat modem, make sure you disable the wifi in the Viasat, otherwise you will have connectivity issues.

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How do i disable the Wi-Fi on exede router?
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Don't have the modem in front of me but you go to the wifi portion of your modem setup and under one of the drop down menus, choose "disable".  Make sure you disable both the 2.4 and 5 mhz.

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Ok thanks man will keep in mind
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Cindy

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Thank you John I did what you said with disabling the wifi on my router. So far so good, still working with my linksys router! Thanks
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Also, it is under the "Advanced" portion of the wifi menu.
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James, we just installed the Google WiFi mesh system. It's one of the more expensive options available, but (so far) we love it. It provides incredibly easy-to-use control over device access to WiFi along with usage tracking and reporting. Some other routers mentioned can do some of that, however I doubt they would be as easy to use or to set up - or that they would provide the same level of control which the Google WiFi mesh system provides.

Some examples of the controls -

1) Access WiFi controls from anywhere (I am in Maryland right now - and I can check my home network in Virginia remotely - and can control it remotely if needed). 
2) Turn access of individual devices on or off.
3) Set up "groups" of devices - and  control WiFi for the group as a whole.
4) Set up schedules for device and/or group access to WiFi (great for parents or grand-parents).
5) Test your network at any time (again, I can do this remotely).

As I said, it's not the cheapest option - a new three-pack of mesh access points is ~ $300 through Amazon, although less expensive options are available on eBay if you don't mind getting something previously owned.

It's also particularly helpful if your house or office is large, with dead (or weak) spots in your WiFi coverage. That was exactly our situation - GWiFi resolved it.

YMMV, of course - but we appreciate it (so far).

Rique
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See why I am happy. Don't mean to tease but some of us can and do get okay coverage. now my ping isn't that great but all in all I'm okay with what I am getting and if the VIASAT 2 kicks in, well we'll see. Don't mean to brag about my uploads and downloads, guess my dish is hitting right on their satellite!
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Cindy, your ping is perfectly normal for satellite internet.
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Cindy

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Oh okay. Thank you, just seemed high to me!
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Satellite ping is normally in the 600 to 700 ms range.
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Cindy, your speeds are fantastic.  Have fun with it!
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An Asus Router With AI protection it has trend micro virus blocker built in no subscription fees like sonicwall or other UTM s
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I would recommend as ASUS router all week long and twice on Sunday. I tried a TPlink router once. Sent back in 4 days. And I rarely send a product back.
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Which asus model would you recommend
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There are a number of options. I like an extended range, dual band with built-in USB ports. I don't know much about the protection option stated above but that sounds good. Also wouldn't spend more than $150.
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Computer1949 what your model recommend
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James Billinger

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Thank vetsatuser
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Cindy

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I just got a linksys ac1200 re6500 range extender, got it hooked up, very easy to setup!
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I use an ASUS RT-AC1900P
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ASUS RT-AC3200 here but lower priced entries can be had - it happened to be on sale when I picked it up. Otherwise I would have opted for any of the ASUS models supported by Asuswrt-Merlin:

https://asuswrt.lostrealm.ca/about
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Asus RT-AC3100 here, running the Asuswrt-Merlin firmware.