on 16 August 2014
I am still on ADSL and installed this 2 days ago to replace my trusty but ancient Belkin Wireless G modem router.
As I now have a tablet, a smartphone and a PS3, I purchased this on the 'strength' of its wireless signal, improved security and it will be VDSL-ready when I am eventually able to receive fibre broadband.
- Seems very well built, looks very nice.
- Top download speed is 33% less than my old Belkin was (1.0Mb/s compared to 1.5Mb/s) (I have updated the firmware to the current version).
- Signal strength seemed no better either, still receiving "your internet connection is unstable" msgs on smartphone.
In short, if you don't have fibre broadband, avoid this, it's a waste of money.
on 3 December 2013
Device looks good and feels well made but can only stand vertically on its metal base.
It easily connected to BT Inifinity without the need for the additional external BT VDSL modem and the web management interface is simple and clear but sometimes slow. Wireless signal around the house was also a big improvement on the BT Home Hub 3.
But, as of firmware versions 18.104.22.168 and 22.214.171.124, this router will not allow you to watch BT Sport channels via Youview set top boxes. In trying to rectify this issue I found Asus support to be poor, very slow and a bit clueless - they did not seem to be based in the UK and were not aware of the BT Sport IPTV requirements.
Overall because of the poor support and the lack of IPTV compatibility my recommendation is do not buy this router until the firmware is fixed.