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?
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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:
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.
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!