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ASUS RT-AC3100 WiFi Dual Band Gigabit Wireless Router w/ 4x4 MU-MIMO EXPIRED

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Newegg.com has ASUS RT-AC3100 WiFi Dual Band Gigabit Wireless Router w/ 4x4 MU-MIMO on sale for $249.99 - Extra $70 off w/ promo code AFEMTUUA57 (apply in cart) = $179.99. Shipping is free. Thanks kblikefly

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  • ASUS RT-AC3100 WiFi Dual Band Gigabit Wireless Router
  • RJ-45 Cable
  • Power Adapter
  • Support CD w/ User Manual & Utility Software
  • Warranty Card
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This router is dual-band WiFi compatible (supporting 2.4Ghz & 5 Ghz) w/ 4x antennas. MU-MIMO technology enables multiple compatible clients to connect to each client's respective maximum speed. Offer valid while promotion last - Discombobulated

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Newegg has ASUS RT-AC3100 AC3100 Wi-Fi Dual-band Gigabit Wireless Router on Sale for 179.99 w/ promo code EMCTUUA57 + Free shipping.

Concurrent Dual-Band Wi-Fi operation supporting 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz
4 x antennas for the 2.4 GHz frequency band
Plug the MR1700 into whatever cable modem or other broadband modem you choose
Netflix, YouTube, Amazon Video, Hulu, the Web, and much more can be delivered to many devices at the same time
AiMesh Supported - Upgrade your firmware to easily connect to other compatible ASUS routers to create a powerful and flexible whole-home Wi-Fi network

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On Linksys router deals, we get Netgear or Asus recommendations.

On Netgear deals, we get Asus recommendations.

On Asus deals, we get Ubiquiti recommendations.

No matter what, the grass is apparently always greener on the other side for some people.
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you never had those old gray oval type netgear routers then :-)



I'm going to call bullshi* on this. both of our stores have asus routers. We have 4500sq ft in an industrial/flex space with two cinderblock walls (3 bays), offices with metal stud build and we get complete coverage with the placement of our asus router in the middle of the facility. In our other office/warehouse, it's 8800 sq ft with 2500 sq ft office and rest is open warehouse and we have no deadzones with the router on top of our network/dvr rack in the middle of the place. We also run eighteen 1080p security cams, and six 5mp cams with two DVRs and office computers/printers/tablets/phones we've only had to reboot ONCE in the past two years with our Asus routers.
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Come on, you must be kidding.

Asus routers are among the most solid home wifi routers. Like most of home IoT manufactures, Asus also release earlier beta product which usually gained maturity in a year or less through firmware updates. Once stable, the router is pretty good, rarely needs reboot and decent coverage (if not the best). I've had Asus routers since 802.11n days, upgraded almost every generations after I used to only use Netgear routers about 10 years ago. Recent Netgear routers have seemed becoming very strong and making a come back.

About the only complaint towards Asus home routers, as well as with all pre-mesh routers, is the setup. You'd need to get into its web interface though rich of configuration but scares most of consumer who prefers mobile app easy setup. The tweaking and fiddling are also something only techies favored but useless to the mass market. Aimesh is wonderful in term of performance and easy setup, but still lack of the mobile app.

For most of newer mesh router, it's the opposite. The most complaints is the lack of web interface, minimum configuration and reliance of cloud to operate. Guess you'd have to choose the poison.
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Anyone have experience with the "AiMesh". the name and description seems to suggest it can work like mesh routers
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Anyone have experience with the "AiMesh". the name and description seems to suggest it can work like mesh routers
This is the ASUS's brand. It will work with other supported ASUS router. You can get more info from here,
https://www.asus.com/us/Networkin...stem-Home/
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Anyone have experience with the "AiMesh". the name and description seems to suggest it can work like mesh routers
It's useful if you already own ASUS compatible routers. It can work like a mesh WiFi system. You have the option of either using a wired backhaul (most stable and fastest option) or a wireless backhaul (not as stable or fast but requires no ethernet connect to your base router).

If you are starting from scratch it will be easier to setup a mesh router with bundled mesh access points. The ASUS setup is clunky by comparison. The ASUS smartphone app isn't that great either.
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Anyone have experience with the "AiMesh". the name and description seems to suggest it can work like mesh routers
This guy likes it a lot, but I've seen mixed reviews on the AiMesh-capable routers, either comments at the end of the site's articles or on retail sites (maybe Newegg, can't remember).

https://dongknows.com/asus-aimesh-overview/
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This is the ASUS's brand. It will work with other supported ASUS router. You can get more info from here,
https://www.asus.com/us/Networkin...stem-Home/ [asus.com]
thank you it's a useful information for us
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EA8500 AC2600 can be had for $65. Rock solid. No need to spend triple for marginal improvement.
Where do you see them for that much?
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Got mine 2 years ago from ebay
Worth noting is that you can get the Linksys AC4000 EA9300 for $140 manufacturer refurbished.
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I've had this router for 2 years and it's been solid. Very little restarts. My router is located in the basement and I get a good signal on my second floor. It's a really good router.
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All these routers are pure garbage, doesn't even cover 100 sq ft. I am satisfied with Ubiquity ER4 router and UAP-AC-PRO and covers entire 4,200 sq ft. Total spent is about $150.
Come on, you must be kidding.

Asus routers are among the most solid home wifi routers. Like most of home IoT manufactures, Asus also release earlier beta product which usually gained maturity in a year or less through firmware updates. Once stable, the router is pretty good, rarely needs reboot and decent coverage (if not the best). I've had Asus routers since 802.11n days, upgraded almost every generations after I used to only use Netgear routers about 10 years ago. Recent Netgear routers have seemed becoming very strong and making a come back.

About the only complaint towards Asus home routers, as well as with all pre-mesh routers, is the setup. You'd need to get into its web interface though rich of configuration but scares most of consumer who prefers mobile app easy setup. The tweaking and fiddling are also something only techies favored but useless to the mass market. Aimesh is wonderful in term of performance and easy setup, but still lack of the mobile app.

For most of newer mesh router, it's the opposite. The most complaints is the lack of web interface, minimum configuration and reliance of cloud to operate. Guess you'd have to choose the poison.
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