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ASUS RT-AC86U, AC2900 Wi-Fi Router $153.99 USD / $223 AUD - Free Shipping @ Joybuy

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Amazing router, great price despite AUD rates.

I bought mine from Joybuy two years ago.
It's free shipping, but taxed, so it comes to $153.99 (AUD 223) delivered.

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  • +4 votes

    better to pay a bit more and get australian version.
    not only do you get aus support, but apparently the chinese version has reduced wifi power output

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      Right on the money and Asus possibly won't honour the grey import warranty.

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    Did yours come with Chinese settings and firmware?

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      It will default be chinese on startup but once you login, you can change the language at the top right of the interface. It has a dropdown and you can select english straight away.

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      I don't remember, but if it was Chinese I had just to select English on the first day. I've been using Merlin firmware.

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    Well, depends on how much is the Australian support and if you actually need that. Can't comment on power output, but I don't believe my item has reduced power output. It's really amazing! I'd recommend this router to everyone, bought in Australia or overseas.

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      About a $70 difference for AU. Yeah it's a great router :-)

  • +2 votes

    I bought a grey import too. One day, I had to reset to factory settings. Start up Chinese. But log in and change the language to English. Have had mine 2 years and is working perfectly.

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      Note that when you reset the Grey import to default and reboot, you’ll not be able to change the language until you’ve gone through the initial setup in Chinese.

      Nevertheless, it’s very easy to work out what the Chinese instructions are if you have google translate on your iPhone. Simply open google translate and select the camera option and voila! Everything will be translated to English in real time!

      I went through this exercise recently with my ac68u and thought others might find this little trick handy.

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        My roommate at the time was Chinese so that helped.

        Although google translate is fantastic idea.

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    you are welcome. https://www.ozbargain.com.au/comment/8882957/redir
    Not that i'm salty at all….

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      Hadn't seen your comment. I also left my comment there and was not considering creating this deal, but then I did…

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    How is the coverage for a 3beds house placing the router in one corner?

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      I was living in a big house before and needed an extender for the most distant bedroom on the first floor (the router was on the ground floor and opposite side). Right now I have no issues in a 3 bedroom single floor. It's hard to say as the range depends on the walls and other factors.

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    remember cashback.

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    So its a great NBN router??

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      Well… The router will NOT increase the speed… If you have rubbish NBN, you will have a slow connection. I have FTTP TPG, which is great. My TPG modem connects to my ASUS Router (wired), which distributes the signal wirelessly. My Desktop has a wireless adapter TL-WDN4800, which is also amazing.

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        I wouldn't call the TL-WDN4800 amazing. The adapter is at least 7 years old with wireless 802.11n. FTTP is amazing :-)

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          https://ibb.co/xhr2jVT

          I think it's amazing considering the two walls and the distance between the ASUS Router and the desktop. That's almost the same I get on a wired connection on a Friday night. I'm highlighting the importance of the receptor in addition to the router.

          We justify something being good or bad based on actual performance and not how old it is. Both ASUS Router and TP-LINK adapter are old but they do the job flawlessly. I have changed my computer twice since I bought the adapter (February 2014), and I keep using the adapter.