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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.

Level 1b

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

Level 1a
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