Asus AC3200 or Netgear R8000?

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by Anoop, Apr 25, 2018.

  1. Anoop

    Anoop Networkin' Nut Member

    i've been living with a E3000 for sometime now and I pretty much love it!

    It currently runs Shibby which is great.

    Recently, i got upgraded to 1Gb up/down by my ISP.

    Now, my E3000 is looking pretty long in the tooth and needs some TLC.

    I've been thinking about a AC3200 or a R8000.

    the Asus because people seem to love it and the build quality.

    The R8000 because it's slightly cheaper and similar.

    Any preferences in the community or are there any feature issues with shibby that make you lean one way or the other?

    thank you.
  2. AndreDVJ

    AndreDVJ LI Guru Member

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  3. Anoop

    Anoop Networkin' Nut Member

    How come? The two 5Ghz radios?
  4. Anoop

    Anoop Networkin' Nut Member

    Bought the AC3200. Seems like it's the overall preferred router.
  5. Jacky444

    Jacky444 LI Guru Member

    I suggest AC3200 too. Coming from R7000 but still love CFE flashing on Asus and others
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  6. AndreDVJ

    AndreDVJ LI Guru Member

    With the Asus unit, you have flexibility of choosing TomatoUSB or AsusWRT-Merlin as modded firmwares, USB 3.0 has a licensed third-party NTFS driver available, and easier to recover from brick as you don't need a USB-TTL cable.
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  7. koitsu

    koitsu Network Guru Member

    If I was given the choice between those two, I'd pick the AC3200. I was not impressed at all with the underlying "behaviour" of Netgear's R7000 when I tried it so I'd be less inclined to try their next product.

    AndreDVJ gives some good examples of why going with Asus units (if given the choice) tends to be a wiser choice. The web-based "miniCFE" for extreme "omfg my router is bricked" situations is something that you will be thankful for (it also makes switching to TomatoUSB, or any other firmware a LOT easier than the classic TFTP method, which notoriously drives people crazy. I've got decades of experience with TFTP but even I use the miniCFE!)
    Last edited: Apr 27, 2018
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  8. Anoop

    Anoop Networkin' Nut Member

    Thanks everyone!
  9. Willis William

    Willis William New Member Member

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