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3rd party wifi router

Hello. 

Can someone please help me with an advice regarding a good 3rd party wifi router that can replace the stock one from Sky. My Ring Doorbell is struggling since I moved with Sky and using this router.
There is no fiber at the moment where I live and my router model is SR203. 
Any help is appreciate

Thank you 


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Re: 3rd party wifi router

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@Ionutt1 

 

At the minute the only wifi 6 rt ax asus modem router is the asus dsl rt ax82u.

 

You can still still buy asus dsl ac wifi 5 modem routers which have better wifi.  

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Re: 3rd party wifi router

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@Ionutt1 

 

What connection do you have? Superfast fibre to the cabinet or full fibre?

 

What budget ? Do you just want to get wifi to the doorbell?

 

 

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Re: 3rd party wifi router

I am very ignorant regarding all this. I don't have fibre and my top speed is 73MB. 
from my knowledge there is no fibre in my area. 
budget is between £100 - £200

thank you

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@Ionutt1 wrote:

I am very ignorant regarding all this. I don't have fibre and my top speed is 73MB. 
from my knowledge there is no fibre in my area. 
budget is between £100 - £200

thank you


That goes without saying..  a few people here have a asus dsl rt ax modem router 

 

ASUS DSL-AX82U (AX5400) Dual Band WiFi 6 Extendable xDSL Modem Gaming Router, Gaming Port, Mobile Game Mode, Aura RGB, Included AiProtection Pro Security, Instant Guard, VPN, AiMesh Compatible https://amzn.eu/d/1eY9M4J

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Please be aware replacing your sky hub negates sky internet calls . Is your telephone plugged into the back of your sky router or a standard openreach/bt mastersocket

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Re: 3rd party wifi router

I don't use the landline so it doesn't affect me but thank you 

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Don't get confused with trying to get a better modem/router when all you want is better wifi. You can get a asus rt ax55u or rt ax56u and use them as access points etherneted to your sky hub

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You mean connecting the 3rd party router to my sky modem and use it just for wifi?

 

it wouldn't be simpler to buy one that does exactly what my sky router does but does it better?

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Re: 3rd party wifi router

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@Ionutt1 

 

At the minute the only wifi 6 rt ax asus modem router is the asus dsl rt ax82u.

 

You can still still buy asus dsl ac wifi 5 modem routers which have better wifi.  

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Re: 3rd party wifi router

But I suppose is not really worth it not to have wifi 6 in 2024, right?

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Depends on your devices. Personally the only wifi 6 device i have is my samsung mobile but then again i live in a small flat and don't need wifi 6

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Re: 3rd party wifi router

Oh...I thought wifi 6 is more about wifi congestion. 

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True. It allows more devices mu -mimo and and higher channels than the sky router on 5ghz wifi

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Re: 3rd party wifi router

Congestion is an issue on 2.4 GHz and 5GHz wireless bands.

 

The solution is 6GHz which is very quiet but the equipment is expensive currently., eg: wireless 6E.

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Re: 3rd party wifi router

Some spectrum graphs in my area 6GHz top 2.4GHz/5GHz bottom...

 

Screenshot 2024-06-14 at 06.15.12.pngScreenshot 2024-06-14 at 06.15.37.png

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