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    Which router to buy Router Buy To Accept IPTV and VPN

    Is it the best to take a VPN or not...

    The router, Which router to buy, I want to buy
    1. ASUS RT-AC68U because no expensive...

    2. ASUS RT-AC88U because there are 8 port...

    Does somebody can suggest me and how to program it..

    Thank you...
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    I'd say look into the tomato routers

    Where you put the vpn right into the router
    Then when any device connects to it there all behind the vpn

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    I'd say any Asus router which is supported by the Merlin firmware line.
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    Merlin firmware can be flashed easily over the stock firmware, with no jumping through hoops, and you can always go back to stock easily if you need. They support all sorts of features, including QoS, VPN client and server, and for me at least they have been super stable.

    And for 95% of the people, the default settings are perfect.

    Considering WifI 6 has been around now for a little while, I'd future proof my purchase by buying one of the cheaper "AX" routers, like the RT-AX56U if budget is a concern. It's cheap, yet a lot newer that the older AC series.

    Anyhow, just my opinion.

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    You can add vpn to the tplink brand as well, at least some models.

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    Asus RT-AC56(U/R/S)
    Asus RT-AC68U
    Asus RT-AC87U
    Linksys EA6200
    Linksys WRT1200AC
    Linksys WRT1900AC(S)
    Linksys WRT3200ACM
    Netgear R6300
    Netgear Nighthawk R7000

    The above routers can be installed with VPN. You can also flashed them with dd-wrt too which I have used for quite a long while and easy to install vpn. There are forum for reading as how to flashed 3rd party firmware onto the routers. I found out that the dd-wrt firmware is very forgiving and do not usually brick the routers, in case something goes wrong. However, one must do a lot of research before doing any flashing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by syabus View Post
    Asus RT-AC56(U/R/S)
    Asus RT-AC68U
    Asus RT-AC87U
    Linksys EA6200
    Linksys WRT1200AC
    Linksys WRT1900AC(S)
    Linksys WRT3200ACM
    Netgear R6300
    Netgear Nighthawk R7000

    The above routers can be installed with VPN. You can also flashed them with dd-wrt too which I have used for quite a long while and easy to install vpn. There are forum for reading as how to flashed 3rd party firmware onto the routers. I found out that the dd-wrt firmware is very forgiving and do not usually brick the routers, in case something goes wrong. However, one must do a lot of research before doing any flashing.
    I like dd-wrt and used to use it with my old linksys routers (not sure I'd ever buy any of the new ones). But this is why I stuck with Merlin firmware. It offers nearly everything dd-wrt offers (that most people want including openvpn and PPTP), and since it is based on the asus stock firmware, there is nothing special that needs to be done to flash to and from merlin and stock. You can do it directly from the web interface using same stock procedure. And it is available on newer models, since the list you provided is for units that are already a few years old.

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    Thank you, what are you thinking to a ASUS RT-AC88U because there are 8 port because I have 6 or 7 system to connect..

    Also I'm new and nul to the iptv, I bought a BuzzTV XRS4500 MAX 4GB/128GB/ and I don't how to proceed and I search a server...

    Can somebody help me...

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    Quote Originally Posted by peterpeete View Post
    Thank you, what are you thinking to a ASUS RT-AC88U because there are 8 port because I have 6 or 7 system to connect..

    Also I'm new and nul to the iptv, I bought a BuzzTV XRS4500 MAX 4GB/128GB/ and I don't how to proceed and I search a server...

    Can somebody help me...
    Nice choice of box. You can look at the server discusser group and choose one of the resellers, and pick up a month on some of the various services, and see which one suits you best. Some even offer short trials. PM the various resellers advertising, and see what they offer. There are many out there (ok3, ok2, wicked, tiger, diablo, and the list goes on....). There is no Perfect server. But some are better than others. And it all depends on your preferences.

    For the AC88U, it is a nice unit, but it is getting old. I would not be surprised to see ASUS retire that model by years end. I would stick with one of the AX series at this time. I know the AX88U is a little more expensive than the AC88U. But if you want to get a little cheaper, you can go with the AX56 or AX58U and just add a small network switch to get more ports.

    The AX series, support WiFi 6, WPA3, and quite a few other new features. Not sure I'd buy an AC unit right now. If you already have an AC model, it is great and maybe no reason to upgrade (if you don't need anything more). But buying it new today, I'd spend a little bit more to futureproof it a little. And if you don't want to get the AX88U (it is pricy), the AX56U and AX58U will do the job and just add a small ethernet switch for additional ports.

    Just for comparison sake, here are some specs of the 4 unit (including the AC88U). And they all support the Merlin firmware branch with stable releases.

    AC88U
    BCM4709C0 @1.4GHz dual-core CPU, 512MB RAM, 128MB FLASH, Broadcom BCM4366 Wifi NIC, AC Spec: AC3100

    AX56U
    Broadcom BCM6755 @ 1.5 GHz quad core CPU, 512MB RAM, 256MB Flash, Broadcom BCM6755 WiFi NIC, AX Spec: AX1800

    AX58U
    Broadcom BCM6750 @ 1.5 GHz tri core CPU, 512MB RAM, 256MB Flash, Broadcom BCM43684 WiFi NIC, AX Spec: AX3000

    AX88U
    Broadcom BCM49408 @ 1.8 GHz quad core CPU, 1024MB RAM, 256MB Flash, Broadcom BCM43684 WiFi NIC, AX Spec: AX6000
    Last edited by Emporium; 01-13-2021 at 07:28 PM. Reason: added the ax88U specs

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