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Recommended alternatives to Hub One

anonymousthegee
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Recommended alternatives to Hub One

Looking for any recommendations for an alternative Fibre router to the Hub One, which I'm not happy with.

In particular, interested on any experiences with:

Asus DSL-AC68U

Asus DSL-AC88U

AVM!FritzBox 3490

 

I work from home, so it gets a lot of use. Need good/stable WIFI & ethernet connectivity with numerous devices connected (Sonos, Phones, SkyQ, as well as PC),  and good monitoring/configuration functionality.

 

Any comments appreciated! Cheers

 

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Re: Recommended alternatives to Hub One

I know that a few regulars around here have the Asus DSL-AC68U. I am looking at getting myself one too as the HubOne wireless signal is a bit flaky on the opposite side of the house. Hopefully one of them will see this and share their experience with one of those models.

Some recomended reading on routers (including links to discussion about each one) can be found on the kitz forum: http://forum.kitz.co.uk/index.php/topic,14436.0.html

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Re: Recommended alternatives to Hub One

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NorthPole
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Re: Recommended alternatives to Hub One


jaread83 wrote:
I know that a few regulars around here have the Asus DSL-AC68U. I am looking at getting myself one too as the HubOne wireless signal is a bit flaky on the opposite side of the house. Hopefully one of them will see this and share their experience with one of those models.

You could take a look at this thread; my own (as of May 2017) VDSL settings are shown in Post #3. But you may also want to read this regarding current non-support of the router's G.INP functionality by BTOR.

anonymousthegee
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Re: Recommended alternatives to Hub One

Thanks, are you happy with it? I think I'm now down to this Asus, or the TP-Link Archer VR2600.
NorthPole
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Re: Recommended alternatives to Hub One

Yes, very much so - I also used it as an ADSL router before I switched to fibre. It does tend to get a bad press, IMO because many users 'fiddle' with line settings that in the UK are handled automatically by BTOR's DLM system; and as a result the router and DLM are 'fighting' each other. It's best to set most 'advanced' options to their defaults. The settings options are there for users in other countries where the communications infrastructure does not have a system equivalent to DLM.

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Re: Recommended alternatives to Hub One

@anonymousthegee

 

It may be a bit more expensive than you would like to spend but I've been very pleased with the Draytek 2860.

 

There are various models (you need to be careful with the feature set) but it seems to work well and do all the things I want for a family that makes considerable use of the broadband connection.

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Re: Recommended alternatives to Hub One

@anonymousthegee

You will probably get nearly as many different recommendations as the number of people you ask, we all have our favourites. It all depends on your budget, performance and 'tweekability' requirements. I have an unlocked HG612 modem and old Asus N55U router that I can use if I really need to monitor my VDSL performance but for everyday I use a BT Smarthub 6 bought cheap off Ebay. This does everything I ask of it and with very good WiFi coverage.