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Quite pleased with the speed and performance at a strong price.
on October 6, 2015
I was looking to replace my old Linksys WRT-54GS router which has served faithfully for years (maybe 8 years?). I upgraded my modem earlier in the week and saw a nice increase in speed on the ethernet connected devices (about 59/6 Mbps up from 18/1 Mbps) but my WiFi was still hovering around 15/6 Mbps after the modem replacement (WiFiwas 11/1 before the modem was replaced), leaving me to think my router was now the bottleneck.
I plugged in the Asus and setup was pretty easy. I told the kids their devices would be down for an hour but it took less than 10 minutes. I took a WiFi reading before an after the Asus install, which was seperated by about 30 minutes. Went fron 14.87/6.42 up to 58.12/6.38.
To be clear, I was sitting right next to the router when I took those readings but it revealed the old Linksys device just wasn't cutting it. I tested again in the corner of our house where the PS3 is located and got a 33/6 reading.
Given the price of a new Asus of $85, CNET's very positive review of the product, my positive experience, and ease of setup, I would highly recommend this router.
Here is a quick breakdown of Download and Upload speeds for hard wired and Wi-Fi performance for me (Wifi speed tests taken 3 feet from router).
Before New Modem or Router 17.73/1.26 10.72/1.12
New Modem Old Router 59.12/6.06 14.87/6.42
New Modem and New Router 59.43/6.15 58.12/6.38
WiFi measurements were taken on my Galaxy S5. New modem was an Arris Surfboard SB6121.