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Disappointing 2.4GHz wifi coverage
on 13 October 2015
Had high expectations for this router and was expecting improved wifi coverage compared to my WNDR4500 Netgear router. What a disappointment. 2.4 GHz range far less than the Netgear. 5Ghz better but limited range given its own limitations making the device worthless. We live in a regular victorian semi and once a couple of walls get in the way then wifi struggles. Oddly It seemed as if the wifi signal degraded over time. Really bought it for its dual wan load sharing capability. Never got round to that. Too many complaints from the family. The box does get hot and I wonder whether components are suffering. Nice user interface but have decided that a non wifi router with access points around the house is the way forward. It seems that fast wifi and routers dont really go together. Faster processors require more cooling. Splitting the wifi function is better and more functional as access points can be located where they are needed.