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Standard User stubbadub
(newbie) Tue 29-Jul-14 11:04:18
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Another router recommandation


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Hi,

We moved house last year from an Infinty enabled cabinet to a non enabled cabinet a few roads down frown

We used the HH3 with openreach modem. Although the HH3 was pretty dire it had a feature to rename devices on the network so all the kids mobiles weren't showing up as android-**************.

I have since moving been using a DSL-N55U which has a great QoS but we have just swapped to EE from BT and not for some unknown reason the N55U drops connection every 10 mins or so. The EE router doesn't. We have a pretty slow connection (2-3Mbps).

I was wondering if there was a decent router with the ability to rename devices that are attached and has some good QoS features. Looking to spend up to £180.
Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Tue 29-Jul-14 11:37:36
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Before swapping routers, double check the firmware you are running. The review DSL-N55U was unstable until updated firmware on it.

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Standard User stubbadub
(newbie) Tue 29-Jul-14 13:04:56
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Thanks for the suggestion. The firmware is up to date and i am really looking for a router with the function to rename connected devices.


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Standard User Brammers
(member) Tue 29-Jul-14 15:11:54
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Asus N66U can do that.

I must admit I run the RMerlin firmware on mine though ... much better than Asus stock smile

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Standard User stubbadub
(newbie) Tue 29-Jul-14 15:25:22
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Would that be the DSL-N66U?
Standard User stubbadub
(newbie) Tue 29-Jul-14 19:34:13
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I seem to have figured out the disconnections. When i use the DSL-N55U my line attenuation is around the 63db.

With the EE router its 52db. Is this normal for ASUS routers to have a higher attenuation?
Standard User jchamier
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Tue 29-Jul-14 20:27:32
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In reply to a post by stubbadub:
Is this normal for ASUS routers to have a higher attenuation?

Not many on this forum are using the Asus routers with ADSL, many are using with FTTC services.

Different routers report attenuation in different ways, and different chipsets in routers and DSLAMS interact in different ways. Its possible for the DSLAM you are connected to that the chip in your Asus DSL router is not coping with your specific line.

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Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Tue 29-Jul-14 21:18:29
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I saw no attenuation oddities with the one I reviewed but always the possibility that different exchange hardware means others will not see different

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Standard User stubbadub
(newbie) Wed 30-Jul-14 09:06:31
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In reply to a post by jchamier:
In reply to a post by stubbadub:
Is this normal for ASUS routers to have a higher attenuation?

Not many on this forum are using the Asus routers with ADSL, many are using with FTTC services.

Different routers report attenuation in different ways, and different chipsets in routers and DSLAMS interact in different ways. Its possible for the DSLAM you are connected to that the chip in your Asus DSL router is not coping with your specific line.


I was on 74mbps before i moved, want down to 2! Came as quite a shock!

I have ordered an Asus RT-AC68U, i plan on using that with the EE brightbox as just a modem. I just need to disable all the features on the brightbox and connect it to the WAN port on the ASUS right?
Standard User RobertoS
(elder) Wed 30-Jul-14 11:05:58
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You need to put the Brightbox into bridge mode, if that is possible.

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