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AVStream Dual Band Wireless N Router - 600 Mbps
It seems like everything uses the 2.4GHz band - Bluetooth®, Wi-Fi®, wireless phones, remote controls, etc., etc. The 2.4GHz band is getting crowded and slowing down with all these systems competing for bandwidth. Speed up your Wi-Fi internet access to where it should be with this AVStream Dual Band Wireless-N Router from Monoprice!
This router relieves the crowding on the 2.4GHz band by adding a second channel at 5 GHz. Your existing 2.4GHz Wi-Fi equipment can still connect at the 2.4GHz band, while your newer Wi-Fi equipment will be able to connect on the 5 GHz band.
This router includes three 10/100Mbps ports for direct connections and one dedicated IPTV port, which provides prioritized bandwidth for video streaming devices. Wirelessly, it provides up to 300Mbps throughput on each of the two wireless bands. The router combines the functions of a Wireless Access Point (AP), Router, Switch, and Firewall.
The router supports a number of advanced features, including support for a guest network, hidden/invisible SSID, and MAC-based access control. Wireless access can be easily configured using the WPS one-touch setup procedure.
- Complies with IEEE 802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n, 802.3, and 802.3u standards
- Works on the 2.4GHz and 5.0GHz band simultaneously
- Includes three 10/100 Mbps RJ45 ports for wired connections
- Includes a dedicated IPTV port with prioritized bandwidth for streaming devices
- Functions as a Wireless AP, Router, Switch, and Firewall
- Supports domain name, MAC, and IP address filtering
- Supports WEP, WPA-PSK, WPA2-PSK, and WPA&WPA2-PSK security protocols
- Supports guest network
- Includes support for Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS)
- Supports Wi-Fi Multimedia (WMM) streaming priority
- Supports SNTP, WDS, UPnP, DDNS, and DMZ
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"HOW CAN I get FIRMWARE DOWNLOAD????" -Jay
"Looking for a firmware upgrade. Can't find any tech sites for upgrade. Could not find any DNS Proxy or DNS Relay to disable in the router.
Over all good router except for being hijacked and used to broadcast spam by a hacker. Need a firmware upgrade. "
PROS: Works well and easily.
CONS: Just got a call about security issues concerning this device. It sounds like the router simply needs a firmware update, but none is provided.
PROS: I have had this router for a week now and it works great. When I got internet service setup with Comcast we plugged it right into the modem and its been working without a glitch ever since. It has not failed, crashed, cut off, spontaneously combusted, cursed, or ran away yet. I'm not great with electronics but setup was easy, the instructions with it are easy to use. In no time I had it setup the way I wanted. It's nice having some items items directly connected, some on the 2.4G, and some on the 5G. I signed up for the 25MB internet and with either connection with numerous items connected during peak times, I'm getting speed test readings from 22-27 down and 5-7 up. If there is any signal loss from this router it is minimal from what I can tell. This is a very sleek and attractive unit, and very small. Even the Comcast guy was amazed at how the unit looked and performed.
CONS: As the other reviewer mentioned, range may be an issue for bigger locations. I am fortunate enough to have this located in the living room on my main floor, behind my tv. It is the center most location for my house. My house is 1950 sq feet, with 3 bedrooms downstairs and a bonus above the garage. The bonus is the farthest away, shooting through 2 walls and a good guess I'd say 40 feet away, my signal drops to low/2 out of 5 bars. I'm still getting good speed test readings up there though, around 15-20. So it works great for me but much further I guess you would need something stronger.
It will not wash your car or mow your yard either.
PROS: Have had it about 3 months. Our Comcast internet service at that location is not constant so it's hard to do an accurate test.
PROS: Have had it 3 months. Our Comcast internet at that location is flaky - hard to run comparative tests.
PROS: Fairly easy to get operational. Have set up two in different environments and they are doing their job quite well. The antennas seem larger and more powerful than a standard off-the-shelf router.
CONS: I wish the antennas were removable, as I would like to be able to use these routers with a 9dbi or larger system.
The guest network seems hardlocked to 192.168.2.0/24 and did interfere with my existing network setup when I wanted to make one of them an AP without DHCP.
PROS: looks pretty good, good menu navigation and setup/features, ok for normal range use (small area usage).
CONS: Cannot remove antennas if you would like to upgrade to higher gain or directional antennas.
Ethernet cable was defective, had to use my own on 1 of the 2 units.
Not great for long range or extended coverage areas.
PROS: Good, clear lights with labels that tell you what each light indicates. Never saw that on a router before. Range seems as good as name brand, if not better.
CONS: I forgot to synch up modem with new router. It wouldn't work unless I plugged in this new router into old router port. Took up 10 seconds of MP online chat time (they answered right away) who told me to unplug modem for a couple seconds after connecting new router. Dumbness on my part - because I should know that the first step is to power down everything in a chain if it's not working. We all do that with cell phones. I didn't see anything about synching in instructions - but might be there.
PROS: Fast, Easy to Use, Reliable, Inexpensive
CONS: Runs a little Hot
PROS: Don't have yet because I can't use it.
CONS: Same as above
PROS: Worked extremely well for about nine months
CONS: After about nine months our cable company would shut off my internet access stating my wireless router had a virus and I needed to reset it to its initial settings. This has happened five or six times and finally the router just stopped working.