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  1. mjward

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    Looking for some advice please chaps. I have only ever been a netgear aficionados, however since I made that allegiance it seems they don't rule the roost anymore.

    Essentially I'm in a market for a high end consumer router that will provide coverage to a large house, can handle streaming in one room and online gaming in another and can with minimal tech know-how be transformed into a vpn-router. The three I am undecided on (feel free to throw in a 4th) are:

    1) Netgear R8000
    2) Asus RT-AC87U
    3) linksys WRT1900AC
     
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    Just read that the AC3200 are better suited to the device-heavy home, which I guess most are these days. Asus seem to do an excellent model but D-Link AC3200 seems to win the shootouts
     
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    Just buying a new router will not necessarily solve the issues it may be that you need a couple of Wireless access points to do what you require.
     
  4. mjward

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    Sorry I should have explained the situation better. Not looking to improve speeds, moving abroad and want to buy a router that can easily handle vpn services before I go.
     
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    The Asus can have a VPN installed within it so all your traffic will send through that VPN.

    I do it currently with my RT-AC66U
     
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    Reading up on Asuswrt Merlin, is that what you use?
     
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    I pulled the trigger on the Asus AC3200 but it's sat in its box ahead of my move on Monday. How easy/difficult is it to upgrade to Merlin firmware? I've never done it before and would like to avoid bricking the router [emoji3]
     
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    Really easy. There's an option on the router gui and you just upload the merlin firmware over it. Easy peasy. There are guides on the merlin website
     
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    Awesome, thank you
     

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