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Standard User Scoot
(member) Sun 13-Mar-16 12:34:46
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RT-N65U DEAD :(


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Hi all,
I've got up this morning and my RT-N65U seems to be dead. I have 1 blue light on the power LED other than that the wireless 2.4G and 5G blink when powering up for the first time but then go out. The router does nothing different after a reset so I'm looking at replacing it I think frown

Can someone recommend me the best replacement options? Preferably would like to stick with ASUS but will consider others.

I have infinity just wondering if an all in one modem/router would be a good idea and get rid of the by white modem?

Any opinions on the state of my current router and replacement options would be appreciated please.

Thank you
Standard User BatBoy
(sensei) Sun 13-Mar-16 12:37:37
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Which white modem do you have, Huawei or ECI?

Use the Ginp Formula to determine if your vdsl2 connection is with or without G.INP.
Divide your IP Profile by your Sync Speed and the answer is 0.9669 (with) or 0.9679 (without)
Standard User Scoot
(member) Sun 13-Mar-16 13:49:31
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An Huawei HG612


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Standard User AdrianPH
(member) Sun 13-Mar-16 14:17:51
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First thing I would do is connect the modem direct to your PC/laptop via an ethernet lead.
Create a PPOE connection and check the modem is functioning.

Standard User Scoot
(member) Sun 13-Mar-16 15:43:08
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The ASUS Router admin interface won't even load up and the White BT modem is all active as normal so I'm pretty sure it's the router.
Standard User BatBoy
(sensei) Sun 13-Mar-16 15:49:04
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Have you used the Asus Discovery tool to make sure it's not just the routers IP address changed?

Use the Ginp Formula to determine if your vdsl2 connection is with or without G.INP.
Divide your IP Profile by your Sync Speed and the answer is 0.9669 (with) or 0.9679 (without)
Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Sun 13-Mar-16 16:20:07
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Wrong IP address would not cause the issues with the LED, but could be a low voltage from the power brick at a guess.

In terms of replacement if happy with the Asus world and a two box solution then Asus RT-AC51U at £39 is almost a direct replacement, but with additional AC support.

If budget allows and wanting to step up the wireless game then the Asus RT-AC66U AC1750 at £110 may be worth a look.

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Standard User Scoot
(member) Sun 13-Mar-16 16:22:09
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The routers IP surely doesn't change by itself, I've had no power cuts or anything I think the router is dead.

At this point I'm resigned to finding a replacement it was due an upgrade anyway so it's looking at what's best on the market for me now.

Thanks for replying guys any opinions on what's best to get please?
Standard User Scoot
(member) Sun 13-Mar-16 17:01:31
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btw ive just plugged in my old homehub 3 and the internet is working smile

just need help on a replacement now please
Standard User BatBoy
(sensei) Sun 13-Mar-16 17:04:06
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I think the 2 routers that MrsAffron recommended, represent a good choice for you.

Use the Ginp Formula to determine if your vdsl2 connection is with or without G.INP.
Divide your IP Profile by your Sync Speed and the answer is 0.9669 (with) or 0.9679 (without)
Standard User Scoot
(member) Sun 13-Mar-16 19:09:09
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Hi, thanks for the recommendations. Budget isn't an issue. I want the best router I can get to be honest.

I went into Curry's and saw the Netgear R8000 Nighthawk X6 and RT-AC68U but not knowing a lot about them it would have been an impulse buy and the staff in there didn't even know if any of their routers/modems would allow me to get rid of the white BT Openworld Modem so I gave up with their advice.

Preferably I want a top of the range ASUS, or a solid well recommended modem/router than can do the lot so I can rid myself of the BT Huawei Modem.

Thankfully now my BT Homehub 3 still works I have internet to research the available options, as early on I was on my mobile phone, anybody that has a good recommendation or can tell me what they use as a setup would be good please.

How about you MrSaffron what setup do you use?

BatBoy, AdrianPH, MrSaffron thanks for responding smile

Edited by Scoot (Sun 13-Mar-16 19:24:21)

Standard User AdrianPH
(member) Sun 13-Mar-16 19:21:05
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I use a Draytek Vigor 130 and an Asus RT-AC3200.

CCOnline have a good range of routers and give great customer service.

The Small Net Builders site has a "router ranker" and which may help : http://www.smallnetbuilder.com the forum is very useful and Merlin's firmware is a superb addition to Asus routers.

Standard User BatBoy
(sensei) Sun 13-Mar-16 19:56:56
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I use a variety of ISP-supplied routers - the Sky SR102 and the BT Homehub5. I also use pfSense a software router running on a VM, an Asus RT-N66U. These all run with my Huawei HG612 modem which is excellent.

Use the Ginp Formula to determine if your vdsl2 connection is with or without G.INP.
Divide your IP Profile by your Sync Speed and the answer is 0.9669 (with) or 0.9679 (without)
Standard User Scoot
(member) Sun 13-Mar-16 20:04:10
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Ive used Padavan's firmware for my ASUS router in the past as Merlins wasn't for my Model, and I've used SNB forums before for advice.

Does nobody here use an all in 1 modem/router then? is it better I keep the Huawei hg612 and grab myself a router only?

Trying to sift through all the models and decide is hard work, if 2 or 3 ppl suggested them same ASUS router as the best on the market currently I would probably just go buy it lol, which is lazy I know.

To be fair my RT-N65U did well for me, it just didn't work that great with VPN throughput when streaming via VPN from the WAN. So any router that does better with that would be a benefit.

Edited by Scoot (Sun 13-Mar-16 20:26:39)

Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Sun 13-Mar-16 20:48:13
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Fairly slow FTTC lines so wifi speed not too critical

Work line currently TP Link W9970 in all in one mode, but don't use its wireless at all, but works nicely in bridge mode to an Asus RT-N66U which is running Merlin firmware

Other line is Sky SR102 with most devices on Ethernet and seems fine.

The Asus all in one units tend not to get fav reviews, but the RT ethernet routers people love because of the firmware flexibility. The Nighthawk series have had some good feed back from people, but usually more expensive so tend to be suggested for people with Gigabit connections attempting to get as close as possible on wireless when spending £150 to £250.

As for two box solution, a cheap modem front end helps to protect expensive routers from lightning issues.

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Standard User Pipexer
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Sun 13-Mar-16 21:03:57
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I like my Draytek 2860ac

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