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High-end Modem/Router (FTTN)

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For NBN FTTN/VDSL2 - Is anyone using a high end modem/router such as:


ASUS ROG Rapture GT-AC5300

D-Link COBRA AC5300 Wave 2

Netgear R8500 Nighthawk X8 AC5300


I read various success and failure stories... any feedback?






Hi @berniekruger,


Welcome to TPG Community!


I don't have any personal input on those devices but I have done some research on the products that you posted and learned that both ASUS ROG Rapture GT-AC5300 and Netgear R8500 Nighthawk X8 AC5300 are router only device which still requires to be connected to a modem.


Check this helpful links for some discussion on those routers:


Asus GT-AC5300 ROG Rapture / ASUS Tri-Band Router


Netgear R8500 Tri-Band WiFi Router


Asus RT-AC88U VS Netgear Nighthawk X8 R8500 AC5300


The D-Link COBRA AC5300 Wave 2 on the other hand is a Modem/Router but was not able to see any reviews on it. Hopefully some of our helpful friends here in the community can give us some inputs.



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Thanks for this info.


However the Netgear R8500 Nighthawk X8 AC5300 is both a modem and router - See here.


At the moment I'm tossing up between the Netgear and the D-Link COBRA AC5300 Wave 2 - money is not an issue.


The Netgear supports port trunking for my QNAP NAS, so I favour it so far, just a bit weary of the reported long connection times and setup issues.


If I can get fedback from users that own any of these, that would be great!







Thank you for the link @berniekruger.


Now let's wait for any feedback from the community.


Cheers! Smiley Happy

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I am using a Dlink Cobra dsl 5300. my problem is, i always got disconnected to my ISP (TPG). Would it be possible for you to send me the best setup for this modem router. because everytime i called your tech support they always saying that my router has a problem. This is my 3rd dlink router and I bought this new router to think that it will solve my problem but so far it's not. hoping you can help me to solve this problem.

Thank you.

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Did you solve this problem I have brought this router and having connection problems.

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Been using the dlink cobra for 2 weeks now and had 1 quick dropout.. excellent modem with excellent wifi range...

Those having trouble with dropouts dig into the settings and make sure you enable SRA its required but not enabled by default