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Completely Stable, Fast streamng of mutiple videos simultaneously
on January 9, 2016
I am writing this review because some of the reviews say this router needs frequent reboots. This has not been my experience.
This router has been rock solid for me since I plugged it in a week ago. Not even one reboot.
I have been using it daily for 8 hours of continuous video conferencing, not a single hiccup or glitch. Full cable modem speed from 40ft away through 3 walls. My previous Apple Airport Extreme that this replaced only managed to deliver 1/3 of modem speed at the same location. The old router also would freeze regularly when the network is under high load, e.g. video conference + Netflix simultaneously.
The setup was easy and the iPhone App is convenient. Unfortunately the app does not provide access to all the advanced settings. Still need to use the web interface to get to the advanced settings.
I got this router instead of other similar products because this has the newest Qualcomm chipset (QCA9984). Just like the CPU that powers PC's largely determines the performance of the PC, each generation of Wifi chipset has better signal processing power. I noticed that my Apple Airport Extreme runs quite hot, which may be related to need to restart when heavily loaded. I wanted to make sure the new router will be able to handle the ever increasing networking load over the next few years. I don't really need the mu-mimo feature yet but it is a nice plus for the future. The primary consideration was ability to handle high load continuously all day long, in a stable manner without malfunction.
This router has been perfect so far, and the case is barely warm to the touch under heavy load.
Update: Still solid, no reboot needed. Did update to new firmware successfully. Attached a hard drive to the USB socket and using as network storage for the whole house.