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Looking for a wireless router with 6 LAN ports
« on: December 26, 2019, 09:46:12 AM »
Have in the past had some ASUS, TP-Link and Mikrotik routers
All eventually stop working

With the advent of VOIP, hastened by Telkom's prompting, I am looking for a router with a WAN port and 6 LAN ports

There is a MikroTik RB4011iGS+5HacQ2HnD-IN AC MU-MIMO WiFi Router with 10 Gb  ports

Is there anything else worth considering?
Thank you
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Offline Wolla

Re: Looking for a wireless router with 6 LAN ports
« Reply #1 on: December 26, 2019, 11:11:11 AM »
Chris, you could also use any router of your liking and just add a gigabit switch with lots of ports?

Offline XL1000

Re: Looking for a wireless router with 6 LAN ports
« Reply #2 on: December 26, 2019, 11:38:51 AM »
Go for an Ubiquity router and expand as and when needed with incremental updates. Great ecosystem. Excellent web management interface. Mesh systems also very good.
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Re: Looking for a wireless router with 6 LAN ports
« Reply #3 on: December 26, 2019, 01:33:29 PM »
Thanks

I'll get a Ubiquiti router from Scoop when they open in January
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Re: Looking for a wireless router with 6 LAN ports
« Reply #4 on: December 26, 2019, 06:38:13 PM »
I have an account there if need be.
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Re: Looking for a wireless router with 6 LAN ports
« Reply #5 on: December 27, 2019, 07:49:14 AM »
Thanks.  I have one too.  One of the more reliable suppliers I have come across
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Re: Looking for a wireless router with 6 LAN ports
« Reply #6 on: December 27, 2019, 05:28:18 PM »
Ive just gotten fed up wit( the wifi signal in my lapa us8ng a TP Link 1750 AP in my tv room about 20 meters away from the LAPA.
Today I connected a Ubiquiti Outdoor AP+ and I have the controller configure the AP automatically and went from shoddy 89db to a much better 59db and can now stream Tidal over Roon at HiRes...
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Re: Looking for a wireless router with 6 LAN ports
« Reply #7 on: December 27, 2019, 05:46:17 PM »
My TV is about 25m from the router and there are 5 walls in the way

After messing about with boosters and AC line transmission gadgets, I ran a LAN cable from the router to an Apple Airport in the ceiling above the living room.  Its now 100%.  This house is particularly difficult to wire up since there are 3 separate roofs on 2 levels

I've used Ubiquiti products in several other houses for people and always find they work better than expected.  And they are not particularly expensive
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