Netgear Debuts Nighthawk AC5300 Wireless Router With MU-MIMO On The Horizon

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SirGCal

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Nice, my ASUS RT-AC66u won't stay connected for 24 hours anymore... Self Reboots... Although going back to older firmware stabilized it a tiny bit...
 

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Ugh, I hate how wireless routers advertise their aggregate network speeds. Let me know when we have a wireless adapter that can use those aggregate speeds.
 

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Nice, my ASUS RT-AC66u won't stay connected for 24 hours anymore... Self Reboots... Although going back to older firmware stabilized it a tiny bit...
That's the metric I'd like to see in ALL wifi router reviews: How many weeks it stays alive with wifi devices heavily burdening the antenna. So far, I've caused Netgear and Linksys routers to overheat their wifi chip to the point the wifi stops working (they still pass packets on the wired side though) and only a reboot brings the wifi back. There's several tutorials on how to rig up fans to actively cool the wifi chips in Netgear devices....
 

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Although I am pretty happy with my Asus RT-AC68U used only as an access point and it never needs rebooting.

Am curious about the real world performance with this new monster.
 

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Does anyone know if this AC5300 allows the use of more 5GHz channels than the typical 36,40,44,48 and 149,153,157,161? I've had a Versatek AP-300N for a couple years and it also covers 100,104,108,112,116,120 as usable channels, and all but one of my devices will use them. These are legal to use in the US per FCC, and more recently channels 68 through 96 were opened up by the FCC. The problem with the first two groups of channels I mentioned is that with 80MHz channel bonding, you only have two channels (36-48 or 149-161), which are already overcrowded in my area.
 
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