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ASUS - AC3100 Dual-Band Wi-Fi Router - Black-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.5 out of 5 stars with 1928 reviews

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  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Stronger signal, faster speeds on AC

    Posted
    alfa756
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    User manual describes functions that are not available on the router. Tech support knows less, then user can learn from the manual, so if you need tech support - do not even bother. A lot of functions on the latest firmware are not working as advertised, for example, traffic analyzer does not work if sorted by apps, and many more little things do not work... at least yet. If you need it for basic function it is OK, accept for some glitches with 2.4Ghz wireless. I had the router for a couple of weeks and had to manually reboot it only once or twice, when this radio was suddenly disconnecting some clients. Netgear R8000 has a stronger signal and slightly faster speeds, but their parental controls are a gimmick, I returned it in favor of ASUS, which actually has some basic parental controls.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Overall good router

    Posted
    BranCC
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    The router works pretty well and is wall mountable. It can easily handle all of the wireless devices between my wife and I. I use mine with Comcast cable internet. I pay for 75mbps download and I consistently get about 85 to 89mbps wirelessly though the router. It looks like applying a VPN to the wireless router should be pretty easy as well, although I have not done it yet. I have two complaints about the router (hence 4 star rating). The first is that I wish it had more than 4 ethernet ports. Any router above $200 in my eyes should have at least 6 or 8 ethernet ports. My second complaint is that the range is not as far as I would have hoped considering the price of the router. But I'm sure all residential wireless routers have a range limit thanks to the FCC.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    all around top notch features

    Posted
    adventurer
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    My old router was decent but had deadspots with wireless, then I thought why not spend more and lets see what happens. I decided on this Asus ac3100 cost 3x more than my old router. The setup was easy like most routers and the difference between the old and the new router was night and day. The Asus ac3100 is so much more powerful, no more deadspots with wireless, so much faster with both bands, hardly any buffering when streaming, and Ethernet connection amazing. Had this router for 2 months now with no issue very stable, there's also a nice Asus online control panel where I can make changes on how to manage my Asus ac3100 super router. This router is worth every hard earned penny I had no regret spending more to have top notch performance. Thanks Asus for creating this router...

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Asus - AC3100 Dual-Band Wi-Fi Router

    Posted
    nc88keyz
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    I bought this after my RC-AC87U died a wierd death, could never restore it from emergency bootloader. The signal is not so great in comparision, but it is a good router and I utilized BB recycle progam to save 15% off , It was painless and saved some cash. I ended up purchasing a second refurb unit to use as an accesspoint from another retailer. Its worked out great, and while I dont get great signal from my FROG upstairs, (Thats finished room over garage) in the south, I do get max bars all over the downstairs level. The wireless is so good now , i upgraded 2 laptops to AC wireless internal cards. Both a samsung and lenovo. Very pleased now and run the asus-merlin branch of Asus WRT software. Love the asus app for management as well.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great den ndable router

    Posted
    shan8037
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    This is a freat router with excellent speed and a great feature set. Works flawlessly so far running up to 16 devices at once. I tried a newer tri band router from another top manufacturer but I had to return three times. After some additional research determined that the newer tri band is still in it's infancy and can not reliably switch between the two 5g frequencies. Also a lot of speculation on problems with Broadcom chipset for tri band. I tri band is still buggy and needs some additional improvements Will revisit in a year or two This Asus has been consistently ranked as the the top or ne of the top 3 routers by many publications including Cnet and PC magazine. I see why now. Great router with fantastic speed and reliability so far

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Love this unit

    Posted
    CCRatGirl
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    This unit is in a bedroom on the far side of a 2100 sq ft home and I get an excellent signal everywhere in the home on every device (Roku, Fire stick, cell phones, tablet, computer, wireless printer). The signal on the opposite side of the house in the garage with the door closed to the house is even excellent! I have the closer devices on 5G and the farther ones on 2G to ease congestion. This was a wise purchase, you get what you pay for. I love the dashboard where you can control this ASUS device settings and configuration from the Internet. The setup was super easy, I had no problems.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Perfect for families with teens

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    Stalebread
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    I know enough about routers/modems to get myself into all kinds of trouble. Mind you, the last time i bought a router/modem was 8 years ago. I blocked off a half a day to install the router, but it only took about an hour to install & the instructions were easy to follow. Hardest part was calling my ISP to allow the modem i purchased to connect to their network. All the control/options the router gives you is perfect. With teens with gaming systems, i can schedule to turn off their access to the internet individually on any device that connects to the router! No more fighting with them-it just shuts off to their gaming systems at whatever time i set up, but keeps other devices connected. I can pick & choose. Very user friendly, especially for a novice like me.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    WoW!

    Posted
    TcCokato
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    If you are looking for a commercial grade feature rich router, then this is the router for you. This router has enough power to cover my entire property with excellent WiFI signal strength. I have not had any connection problems since its installation. I have also been able to eliminate some of my WiFI boosters around my house. Suggestion: Before you go through the complete setup I would recommend updating the firmware and doing a full reset (Press the reset button for 30 seconds). The firmware update changes the admin username and password so you will be unable to access the router administrator interface until you reset, which will remove all your settings, so save some time and do the upgrade first.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome router

    Posted
    Spooldu
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    This router is the same exact thing as the Asus ac88u, which is the router I originally wanted, but after looking up the specs and features this does everything the same, it also supports wtfast for gaming, but it's a subscription based option I used the trial which actually does improve ping and provide a better gaming experience, there is also an app for your phone to set up and use adjust basic function and features of the router but also you can go in through the web browser and adjust everything there as well, definitely worth every penny, when I upgrade to a more powerful router I can also use it to make a mesh system like other network systems like the Google mesh routers

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Did What I Need It To Do

    Posted
    Ivan
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    The main reason I bought this router is because I want to skip modem/router(Fiber Internet FTTH) provided by the ISP. And this router does both PPPOE and VLAN Tagging. The other reason I decided to go with this one is because other brand router that does what I need it to do does not have good reviews on their stability. Having this router for few months now, I think it is pretty stable. I only restarted it once because my thermostat is dropping from it, and the thermostat is the only device that is dropping for some reason. I restarted the thermostat, and it did not fix the problem, and restarting the router fixed it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Extremely Satisfied!!

    Posted
    Dmw042
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    We recently purchased a new house that was substantially bigger than our old house and our old equipment struggled getting the signal to everywhere. We picked this up just so every room in the house could receive a good wifi signal. Not only can every room, but the basement, and our entire yard can also get a SOLID wifi signal! We also have 5 kids so everything under the sun is connected to the wifi and none of them complain about not connecting! An added bonus to this router was our speeds literally TRIPLING! Our old equip would get us a download speed of roughly 28-30 mbps in a close proximity of the router, now every room in our home the speeds are always 85-100mbps! So to sum all of this up we are extremely happy with this purchase!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    One of the best routers money can buy

    Posted
    BBCustomer
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    I looked into a lot of different routers before buying and couldn’t be happier with my purchase. If your home can be well covered with one router, this should be it. There are more expensive multi-point/mesh options out there but I don’t like complicating a network if I can avoid it. I have a two storey, medium sized home and get strong signal everywhere (router is sort of centrally located on the second level) I used Asus routers before and was already a fan of their software. You can customize firewall, security, access etc. from your phone with an easy to use software. In short, love this router, would highly recommend.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    GREAT WIFI ROUTER

    Posted
    Smarty0515
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    So after trying several mesh systems, wifi routers and taking 2 hours to hook up everything each time I have I found a wifi router that does the job. Reviewing this router on different sites, it says this is the router to have. I went to the store and was talked into 3 different products from the sales people due to the fact they were not familiar with Asus as a wifi router. I am not mad but I guess now I know. It isn't a huge router compared to the last one and we can appreciate that. The phone app isn't as friendly as other brands but for the price, size and performance we are sticking with this router. Several weeks since we have had it and I am happy with the purchase.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great router

    Posted
    John
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    We had an old Apple time capsule (wireless n) with an airport express base station extending the signal to the front of the house. This router blows the Apple router away. Where we used to get 35mbps, we now get a full 60mbps...without the need of an extender! A few notes: Asus does a good job at updating their firmware. Be sure to update it when you hook up the router. Also, take advantage of link aggregation if you have a Mac Pro or other computer with two Ethernet ports. It is easy to set up and it makes a difference! Overall this is a very nice router and with more wireless devices than ever it is important to invest in a strong network. This router keeps everything going strong!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    The Best Router for High Bandwidth Households

    Posted
    PoisonEightball
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    SO I have been looking for a router that can handle the bandwidth of all the devices in my house. My family has multiple devices and it was getting tiresome to have Netflix buffer with a PS4 or XB1 on , and then the game would lag etc. It wasnt the Internet, we had 75mbps near the router, so I finally broke down and bought a high end router. This thing is AMAZING. In my driveway I have 35 mbps. I have a 2600 sq foot home and I have no dead spots. No more game lags even on WIFI and Netflix doesnt have to stop and buffer constantly. Even my Smart TV streams effortlessly. If you can swallow the higher price tag for high end service, this is the router you need. When they say you get what you pay for, this is why.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great wifi speeds, Not much faster than old tech.

    Posted
    Roxxas049
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    This short review is for the Asus RT-AC3100 wifi router. This is a nice router if you're looking for an upgrade to AC speeds. If you already have an AC speed router then the only improvements you will see is in the looks and the "extras" Asus provides. I do have to say though that even though one of the things this router says it supports is MU-MIMO (for the very few peripherals out there that can use it) it does not actually support this feature in the stock or flashable firmware that Asus provides at its support website rather you have to ask for it via email and they will send you the firmware after some time. They do however provide regular updates to the MU-MIMO firmware once you are on the mailing list which is nice.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    ASUS AC3100 Awesome!

    Posted
    Punky
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    I replaced a Linksys AC3200 router with this ASUS AC3100 router and what a huge improvement in overall performance! My wifi coverage was significantly improved, the distribution of resources to the various bands (2.4G vs 5G) was excellent. Even at the farthest points in my home the ASUS AC3100 performed very well. I saw very little drop in speed and when I utilized the Mesh capability by adding another ASUS AC1900 router I have supreme wifi capability throughout my 3000 sq foot home. I'm very happy with the ASUS AC3100 and the mobile app is good as well.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Wireless Router

    Posted
    srccritic
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    I purchased two ASUS routers for my large home. They produce a strong adjustable signal by positioning the 4 antennas to optimize signal strength in certain areas of your home. I used a manual setup process and it was very easy. The ASUS Apple iPhone app seems to work great, but still learning it. I do not use the 5Ghz band, but have yet to figure out how to disable it. The ASUS routers replaced two Linksys WRT3200ACM routers. Linksys was not fixing issues with their routers and Linksys signal strength was marginal. I was having internet drops, insufficient buffering, printer connection issues, and Airprint issues with Linksys that I no longer have with ASUS.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Wow!

    Posted
    TcCokato
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    If you are looking for a commercial grade feature rich router, then this is the router for you. This router has enough power to cover my entire property with excellent WiFI signal strength. I have not had any connection problems since its installation. I have also been able to eliminate some of my WiFI boosters around my house. Suggestion: Before you go through the complete setup I would recommend updating the firmware and doing a full reset (Press the reset button for 30 seconds). The firmware update changes the admin username and password so you will be unable to access the router administrator interface until you reset, which will remove all your settings, so save some time and do the upgrade first.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Works great but buggy

    Posted
    TOME2
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    Overall this router is a great improvement. There is a bug with the dashboard as it shows connections on the wireless side fluctuating up and down. I have about 35-40 wireless connections in my home and this number will jump between 15 and 3? all the time. After realizing that they are actually not disconnecting I stopped paying attention to this. It's apparently a known bug in the firmware so maybe a future update will fix it. It is the only thing holding me back from giving 5 stars!

    I would recommend this to a friend