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Standard User jchamier
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Sat 26-Apr-14 18:38:06
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Dual Band access point?


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Can anyone recommend a dual band WiFi access point, preferably 2 or 3 stream, to upgrade the WiFi on a Sky router without going through the pain of swapping the router?

James BT Infinity 2 19/09/2012 - Sold 42/6, Now 52/9, Sync @ 55 / 9.5 Mbps @ 470m approx
15 years broadband (1999 ntl: cablemodem, BT FTTC) - Router: Asus RT-AC68U (merlin) - Modem: HG612 unlocked Typical speedtest
Standard User ian007jen
(member) Sat 26-Apr-14 22:04:59
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Re: Dual Band access point?


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no problem.....asus n66u

Ian
Standard User RobertoS
(sensei) Sat 26-Apr-14 22:49:02
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Re: Dual Band access point?


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If you mean the RT-N66U, that's a wireless Ethernet router. He wants a WAP.

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Standard User jchamier
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Sat 26-Apr-14 22:56:33
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Re: Dual Band access point?


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In reply to a post by RobertoS:
If you mean the RT-N66U, that's a wireless Ethernet router. He wants a WAP.

Thanks smile The N66U can be configured in an AP mode, but it seems overkill to lose most of its features frown

I found this which might work:
http://www.broadbandbuyer.co.uk/Shop/Reviews.asp?Pro...

James BT Infinity 2 19/09/2012 - Sold 42/6, Now 52/9, Sync @ 55 / 9.5 Mbps @ 470m approx
15 years broadband (1999 ntl: cablemodem, BT FTTC) - Router: Asus RT-AC68U (merlin) - Modem: HG612 unlocked Typical speedtest
Standard User RobertoS
(sensei) Sat 26-Apr-14 23:14:59
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Did you see the second review?

My broadband basic info/help site - www.robertos.me.uk | Domains,site and mail hosting - Tsohost.
Connection - Plusnet UnLim Fibre (FTTC). Sync ~ 58.7/14.6Mbps @ 600m. - BQM

"Where talent is a dwarf, self-esteem is a giant." - Jean-Antoine Petit-Senn.
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Standard User Oliver341
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Sat 26-Apr-14 23:23:06
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Did you see the second review?

It seems to be about a specific feature which many might not use. The reviewer is also wrong about the Sky Hub, it does support MAC address filtering on wifi.

Oliver.
Standard User RobertoS
(sensei) Sat 26-Apr-14 23:27:11
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I wonder if what he means is the scheduling side of it on the Sky kit, which is the problem he had on the Trendnet. It could just be a sloppy post.

My broadband basic info/help site - www.robertos.me.uk | Domains,site and mail hosting - Tsohost.
Connection - Plusnet UnLim Fibre (FTTC). Sync ~ 58.7/14.6Mbps @ 600m. - BQM

"Where talent is a dwarf, self-esteem is a giant." - Jean-Antoine Petit-Senn.
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Edited by RobertoS (Sat 26-Apr-14 23:27:33)

Standard User jchamier
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Sat 26-Apr-14 23:37:57
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In reply to a post by RobertoS:
I wonder if what he means is the scheduling side of it on the Sky kit, which is the problem he had on the Trendnet. It could just be a sloppy post.

I don't expect an £36 AP to be able to do traffic filtering/management, that's what the router is for, unless you have a locked down device from your ISP. smile

James BT Infinity 2 19/09/2012 - Sold 42/6, Now 52/9, Sync @ 55 / 9.5 Mbps @ 470m approx
15 years broadband (1999 ntl: cablemodem, BT FTTC) - Router: Asus RT-AC68U (merlin) - Modem: HG612 unlocked Typical speedtest
Standard User Oliver341
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Sat 26-Apr-14 23:40:55
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In reply to a post by RobertoS:
I wonder if what he means is the scheduling side of it on the Sky kit, which is the problem he had on the Trendnet. It could just be a sloppy post.

Yeah, I did wonder that, but the sentence where he specified that Sky had no MAC address filtering made no mention of scheduling. Trendnet is generally pretty good kit though, for the price. In the ball-park of Edimax and TP-Link.

Oliver.
Standard User Spud2003
(fountain of knowledge) Sat 26-Apr-14 23:42:16
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I currently run the RT-N66U in access point mode...one advantage it does have in my scenario is that it has five gigabit ports as opposed to the four 100Mbit ports on the TRENDnet.
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