My Cisco Router is 3 years outside its last firmware update. I am having problems with it so I purchased the Asus AC3100 above. It has 8 LAN ports and a powerful wireless connection with 5 Ghtz. It has 5 Ghtz and 2.4 Ghtz as well as 8 LAN ports. Not worried about the LAN ports just need to figure out how to configure the router so everything below has its on dedicated IP address. ( I assume that is what I need to do?) I assume this but not sure how to do. If I am leaving something out you need or I need to do please advise?
The Problem is when I start to run specific machines or watch TV intermittently, I get conflicts and dropped signal all over. The only way to resolve with the old router is to shut down and reboot to figure out what I can keep on or leave off. I hope this Newer 2017 ASUS Router will be more helpful and last at least a few years. Listed below is what I have in my home/office. Can anyone suggest any configurations or practices that I can use to get this working? I have listed below information as well as device connection types. 1W = One wireless device. 1LAN = One LAN (hardwired) connection or both. Any advice on what I need to make sure I do to allow everything to be seamless is appreciated. Thank you.
I have wireless devices all over the house.
PC's Laptops & Tablets
1- Window10 Dell Vostro 3750 Laptop. (1W)
1- Windows10 Tower with both LAN and Wireless Card. (1W & 1LAN)
1- Wireless Printer HP MFP 1210 NFW All-in-One Printer. (1W)
1- PowerEdge Server 2008 LAN Connection. (1LAN)
2- Windows Vista Machines Dedicated to LAN For backups & for specific software applications. (1LAN each =2)
3- Android Samsung Galaxy devices 1-tablet, 2-Smartphones.
(Not sure if they affect the number of IP addresses assigned?) ???
1-MacBookPro wireless only. ( I assume it only takes up one IP address when on?) (1W)
1-Occasionally I will plug up an older XP machine for a specific piece of software to run. (1LAN)
TV's Other Home Devices
3 Smart TV's
1-LG Smart TV with external ROKU device (Not sure if the TV takes an IP address but the ROKU does.) (1W)
1-Samsung SmartTV 4K. with external Roku Device. (Both take up an IP address) (2W)
1-SharpTV with built-in ROKU device. (I assume it only takes up one IP address?) (1W)
1-Honeywell wireless Thermostat. ( Assume it takes up one IP address.) (1W)
1-Netgear Wireless Extender to help with the reception on the far end of the house. (not sure if it requires an IP address?) ???
I guess the simplest would be to ask....What do I need to make sure I do in order to keep things working. Thank you.