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Hi All,

I find dual band routers all over the map when it comes
to reviews.  I can't tell the fake reviews from the
real ones.

Does anyone have a recommendation of a dual band router
suitable for both residences and small businesses?

Many thanks,
-T

Re: I need dual bank recommendation
On 6/8/19 7:34 PM, T wrote:
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TP-LINK Archer C2300
Fake spot rating: "F"
https://www.fakespot.com/product/tp-link-archer-c2300-wireless-wi-fi-rout
er-powerful-1-8ghz-cpu-mu-mimo


TRENDnet AC2600
Fake Spot rating: "F"
https://www.fakespot.com/product/trendnet-ac2600-streamboost-wifi-gaming-
router-with-mu-mimo-beamforming-tew-827dru


AAAAAAA HHHHHHHHHHHH !!!


Re: I need dual bank recommendation
On 6/8/19 7:34 PM, T wrote:
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I've been pretty happy with MikroTik's offerings.  The HAP line has some  
dual freq routers.

https://www.amazon.com/MikroTik-RBD52G-5HacD2HnD-TC-Dual-Concurrent-802-11a-Ethernet/dp/B079SD8NVQ

They'll work out of the box, but it's much better if you spend a few and  
customize them.

They're certainly not "average user friendly".. But the OS is solid and  
the hardware isn't too shabby.

I've got one of the CloudCore CCR routers and I couldn't be happier.  
It's a 9-core CPU with 2GB/RAM doing all the  
routing/filtering/fire-walling for my entire ISP.  Maybe a little  
overblown for home usage, but certainly reasonable for a medium sized  
business.



Re: I need dual bank recommendation
On 6/8/19 8:11 PM, Johann Beretta wrote:
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Thank you!

MikroTik hAP ac2
Fake stop rating: "B"
https://www.fakespot.com/product/mikrotik-hap-ac2

Not available at any of my distributors, but Amazon is
reasonably priced

How is their tech support?  Do they blow you off?  Can you
understand them?


Re: I need dual bank recommendation
On 6/8/19 8:36 PM, T wrote:
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Tech support is mixed.. If you have a legit problem they're pretty good  
about getting it sorted out.. If you show up with a bunch of newbie  
questions you'll probably just get the "Go read the FAQ" treatment.

I've found the user community fairly accurate and responsive to more  
"beginner" questions and rarely turn to MikroTik for regular questions.

A few times that I've simply not had the time/patience to figure  
something out and I've turned to some of the, relatively, inexpensive  
experts based in Eastern Europe to whip me up a bit of programming.

The Queue (Mikrotik specific function) I use to set speed tiers for my  
whole ISP was programmed in about a day (and for less than $150) by a  
fella in the Ukraine who communicated in perfect English and was very  
concise in commenting/explaining his code.

One of the benefits to having a common OS throughout the whole line of  
routers, from the $20 cheap piles-of-shit to their top-of-the-line  
$3,000 units, is that most code/scripts written for any router will work  
on any other router. This means that one of the devs can code for a  
router that may be out of his price range but will work the same as the  
$99 unit he tests on.




Re: I need dual bank recommendation
On 6/8/19 11:49 PM, Johann Beretta wrote:
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Than you!



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it's not that tough to weed out, but <https://www.smallnetbuilder.com
has a *lot* of very detailed reviews.

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you need to be more specific.

do they have specific needs, such as intrusion protection, bandwidth
management, vpn, vlan, snmp, or they want something cheap and don't
really care beyond the basic functionality?

Re: I need dual band recommendation
On 6/8/19 9:05 PM, nospam wrote:
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Thank you!

Need dual band and gigabyte ports.  No fancy stuff.  No USB.
No hair pulling/swearing to set up.  WPA2 personal.

Tech support must speak some semblance of English.

Must be boiler plate reliable.

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Good luck finding these ^^^^^^^^^^^^^



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he obviously meant gigabit.

however, several routers now have 10gb-e ports, which can be considered
a 'gigabyte port'.

Re: I need dual band recommendation
On 6/9/19 4:31 AM, Chris wrote:
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Chuckle.  Stinking typo's.

I am surprised no one said anything
about "dual 'bank'"

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the price of some routers will require at least that.

Re: I need dual band recommendation
On 6/9/19 6:32 PM, nospam wrote:
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Chuckle.


Re: I need dual band recommendation
On 6/9/19 6:32 PM, nospam wrote:
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Dual band routers, with gigabit ports, can be had for $60

https://www.amazon.com/MikroTik-RBD52G-5HacD2HnD-TC-Dual-Concurrent-802-11a-Ethernet/dp/B079SD8NVQ

It hardly qualifies as breaking the bank..

I'm currently using this one at home:
https://www.amazon.com/MikroTik-Cloud-Router-Switch-CRS109-8G-1S-2HnD-IN/dp/B00N9ZIIFC

Mikrotik classifies it as a switch, but it has full routing functions  
and you can group the ports into whatever combo you want. You could have  
dual WAN inputs, or triple WAN inputs, etc.. You can combine 3 ports  
into a group for one lan and combine a couple more into another group  
for another lan (lan segmenting), etc..

I've got mine set up with a dual WAN configuration so if one input fails  
the second will automatically take over. Redundancy is awesome!

Re: I need dual band recommendation
On 6/10/19 11:58 PM, Johann Beretta wrote:
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Ahhhh.  I would love to have this feature!


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many routers can do that, or be set up to load balance. some can use
the usb port and a cellular data stick rather than another wan port.

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On 6/11/19 5:39 AM, nospam wrote:
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I do the cellular data stick thing with Watchguard
firewalls.  It is flaky.



Re: I need dual band recommendation
On 6/11/19 11:50 AM, T wrote:
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For instance, when the Internet goes down, it does not failover.
You have to "unplug" the firewall for 10 minutes (power cycling
does not work), then power back up and it will fail over properly.

It is a pain in the ass.



Re: I need dual band recommendation
On 6/11/19 5:39 AM, nospam wrote:> In article  
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 >>> I've got mine set up with a dual WAN configuration so if one input  
fails
 >>> the second will automatically take over. Redundancy is awesome!
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 >> Ahhhh.  I would love to have this feature!
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 > many routers can do that, or be set up to load balance. some can use
 > the usb port and a cellular data stick rather than another wan port.
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Many can, but the majority of $150 (or less) routers cannot.  Few home  
users have a redundant connection, which is why this feature is  
_usually_ only found in business / industry class hardware.

Using a cellular data stick as your redundant connection isn't a great  
idea if you have data caps like 90% of subscribers. Unless your router  
has some way of notifying you that it has switched to the secondary  
connection, it's not going to take long to blow through your gigabytes  
if you do any type of video streaming.

On Mikrotik hardware that functionality is trivial to implement via a  
script (I'm a big fan of their hardware) and they also have routers  
specifically designed to support cellular data sticks.

https://www.amazon.com/MikroTik-RouterBoard-Triple-802-11ac-RB962UiGS-5HacT2HnT-US/dp/B01BMMK4HI/

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and commonly found in many consumer routers, even some cheapos.

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using a cellular data stick is for a fallback.  

it would never be used unless the main connection fails, which is
generally very rare.  

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for most routers, no script is needed. just a couple of clicks.

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