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Review: Netgear XR500 router, EX8000 Extender and SX10 (10 Gbit/s) Switch

Discussion in 'Frontpage news' started by Hilbert Hagedoorn, Jul 27, 2018.

  1. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    wavetrex Master Guru

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    Ha!
    All these fancy 10gbps wired and 2.6gbps wifi toys... and being stuck at 400/40 Ziggo.
    Sucks, isn't it ?

    The only thing I miss in my old country is the bloody fast 1gbps fiber internet for just 10 euro/month.
    So far, very disappointed of dutch internet. Expensive and slow(ish)
     
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    cryohellinc Ancient Guru

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    Welcome to Latvia, ass-end of Europe but the internet is great. One of "very few" good things about this country. Such a nice place that even "refugees" don't come here.
     
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    Ricepudding Master Guru

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    Nice i was thinking of getting this, won't be able to make full use of the speed, but the range this can send to is very impressive for my needs
     

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    Lol you should try my internet connexion (2mb/512mb), so you can reconsidere the meaning of the word slow.
     
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    My first connection was 14400bps dial-up, so I am aware what "slow" is.

    But for 2018-2019 anything less than 500mbps is simply unacceptable.
    Anyone with less (that includes Hilbert or you or me or anyone else) is practically being ripped off.
    There is no technical reason of not having that speed, it's just the lazy greedy ISP's who aren't investing in upgrading their network.

    If a company in the "poor" Romania or Latvia is capable of wiring an entire city of 3 million people all with FTTH (fiber-to-the-home), as well as most of the other large cities, then it's certainly possible to do it anywhere in the 1st or 2nd world countries. That includes Australia too.

    The reason why they aren't doing it comes down to 2 words: "Greedy assholes"
     
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    Vibe Master Guru

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    Since my internet speed is only 28 mbps, I doubt I'll have a use for any router newer than 2007.
     
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    Cat6 works fine for short(er) distances. For reliable longer distance connections you'll need to upgrade to Cat6a. This together with the high power consumption for 10GB over copper makes it only attractive for a very small group of consumers right now.
     
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    Why not use same performance graph layouts than here, when you made other router review? It is hard to compare data.
    ASUS ROG Rapture GT-AC5300 router +AIMesh review

     
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