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ASUS RT-AC86U AC2900 Mu-Mimo Router - eBay Newegg as seller - $179.99

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Fast, 1.8GHz CPU Router. AiMesh compatible

https://www.ebay.com/itm/ASUS-AC2...SwfglZ0CL2

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https://www.asus.com/us/Networking/RT-AC86U/
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How? It's incorrect rebate info. Must buy 2.
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How? It's incorrect rebate info. Must buy 2.
Yeah they screwed up on the rebate, there are going to be alot of pissed of ppl.

Originally they had the single listed with $40 rebate and bundle (2x) with $80 rebate.

Now only the bundle have it and the price has been adjusted to less $40 rebate for bundle.
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I have an older ac1750, If paired with this will aimesh work with that old router?
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This or the netgear nighthawk x4s ?
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I have an older ac1750, If paired with this will aimesh work with that old router?
Upgrade your ac1750 firmware first. If you see AiMesh on the router home page then you're good to go.
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I have an older ac1750, If paired with this will aimesh work with that old router?
AiMesh isn't great. I have 2 AC68R's and even @ the 3M setup distance suggested, they are unable to maintain a stable connection between the router & node.

On their own both routers work flawlessly, but when either becomes the node it won't hold a connection without rebooting itself.

I am hoping they fix it with firmware updates.
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This or the netgear nighthawk x4s ?
I haven't used the netgear but i have this router and it's been solid since i set it up a month ago. Running merlin on it.
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AiMesh isn't great. I have 2 AC68R's and even @ the 3M setup distance suggested, they are unable to maintain a stable connection between the router & node.

On their own both routers work flawlessly, but when either becomes the node it won't hold a connection without rebooting itself.

I am hoping they fix it with firmware updates.
Read the same about aimesh performance on snb.com but wasn't aware the functionality was available beyond beta for the 68's even with Merlin's version. Esp. now that he's abandoned his 382 based firmware there's only beta to play with currently till he gets 384 version dialed in.
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They've done 2 official releases for the AC68R that have AiMesh functionality. So it's still new. While it works it's fantastic, just has some hiccups that make implementing it full time problematic.
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I'm not sure how legit this is, but this same router is listed (new, more than 10 available) on ebay for $49.00 shipped free. Sounds too good to be true but worth a shot with ebay protection

https://www.ebay.com/itm/ASUS-AC2...2834460565
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I'm not sure how legit this is, but this same router is listed (new, more than 10 available) on ebay for $49.00 shipped free. Sounds too good to be true but worth a shot with ebay protection

https://www.ebay.com/itm/ASUS-AC2...2834460565
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It did work. Go on ebay and do a search on that router. Choose lowest to highest, it will be the first one listed. Seven more were bought today after I bought mine
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Found it... Item # 282834460565.

I really don't expect this to ship, but in for one none the less Smilie

Paypal details indicate the payment to be unclaimed.

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.....@yahoo.com (The recipient of this payment is Unregistered)
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