replacements for 5268AC

Internet access discussion, including Fusion, IP Broadband, and Gigabit Fiber!
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by racerlupine » Wed Jul 10, 2019 2:59 pm
Does anyone have experience using the Trendnet AC750? Or the TP-Link W9970? Both are said to support VDSL2.


by js9erfan » Wed Jul 10, 2019 9:05 pm
I can confirm the Trendnet AC750 (TEW-816DRM) works with Fusion (installed one for a family member who has Sonic).

If I had to decide between the two, I'd take the TEW-816DRM over the TD-W9970 (802.11ac vs 802.11n) but neither would be my preferred WiFi access point unless I simply wanted to get rid of the modem rental fee.
by racerlupine » Thu Jul 11, 2019 2:33 pm

Thanks for your reply, this information is VERY helpful.

I can live with the rental fee but the Pace unit has WAY too many security leaks for my comfort. For example, I want to do MAC address filtering and the Pace has a bug in it that prevents that. Sonic has known about it for years but nothing has been done. It's a shame because Sonic is a first rate operation badly served by this crappy Pace unit.

by js9erfan » Thu Jul 11, 2019 9:18 pm
Well, MAC address filtering can be a false sense of security for some considering MACs are easily spoofed. Handy if you want to limit someone's internet time but otherwise..... eh.

If security is important, consider setting up a RADIUS server instead to authenticate WiFi clients but it really depends on how much time you want to put into it. At the very least WPA2-AES with a strong password is sufficient for most consumers.

Good luck 8-)
by racerlupine » Mon Jul 15, 2019 10:23 am
I have an AC750 on the way from Amazon, I'll top post my results with it when the time comes.

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