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    Looking to replace a problematic home router

    Currently I have a Linksys EA9300, which is a nice enough router, however its been unreliable. What I mean by that is both the 2.4GHZ and 5 Ghz AC bands seem to keep dropping out even after reboots, setting parental controls only seems to work half the time. I was originally looking at the new 11000 AX router, but to be honest I have nothing that uses AX and only about 1/3 of my devices even use AC. So I think I'd be ok with the GT-5300 AC router or the RT-5300 AC router (like the tri-band so I can have a dedicated band for mine and my sons gaming systems). I have seen the complaints on this site about these routers, but also know that forums are more for complaints then people who are happy with their routers. My question is are ASUS Tri-band routers worth getting? I also looked at TP-Link but they seem to have the same reliability issues I'm dealing with now.

    Things I do with my home network:
    home office (need reliable network)
    XBox, and PS 4 (over wifi)
    Computer gaming via LAN line
    Video Streaming
    General web browsing
    Last edited by SteelSteve; 01-02-2020 at 02:37 PM.

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    Might want to download a WiFi survey app on your phone and check for congestion. If your router is on the same channel as your neighbors that could certainly cause poor performance. As for the parental controls, don't know why those would fail.

    Rather than forums I would use Amazon reviews as a barometer for reliability. With a decent sample size it's a pretty good indicator of overall defect and satisfaction rates.
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