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ASUS RT-AX88U AX6000 Dual Band 802.11AX WiFi6 Router, MU-MIMO, OFDMA, AiProtection and AiMesh Ready $329.99

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$20 savings with code, normal price $349 on Newegg. Model hasn't been on the market long, but just bought RT-AC5300 a few months ago. Must resist...
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$20 savings with code, normal price $349 on Newegg. Model hasn't been on the market long, but just bought RT-AC5300 a few months ago. Must resist...
buying a newly released router is like asking for problems due to some poor early beta stage firmware that they run. Some of them even fail before their time (like the netgear r8500). Always get something that has been on the market for awhile unless of course u like being a better tester for these aholes
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buying a newly released router is like asking for problems due to some poor early beta stage firmware that they run. Some of them even fail before their time (like the netgear r8500). Always get something that has been on the market for awhile unless of course u like being a better tester for these aholes
agree, ive been burnt too many times
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Wait a year. No benefit of buying it now unless u need new router NOW. Unstable firmware and no clients using WiFi 6.
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Early adoption comes with a price.
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I've also read that the standards for Wifi 6 / 802.11ax haven't been completed yet. So there are a few companies releasing these taking a guess what the standards will be.
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what's amusing is we've had MU MIMO for years
and that does not actually work in most cases,
so anyone investing in wifi6 this early adoption
is deluding themselves.
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In for 2. One for my house and one for my parent's house.
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what's amusing is we've had MU MIMO for years
and that does not actually work in most cases,
so anyone investing in wifi6 this early adoption
is deluding themselves.
100% agree MU-MIMO in most current routers only works just barely if at all, so many features with current wifi that still need to be worked out. There is no point in upgraded to Wifi 6 for another 1-1.5 years, by then hopefully wave 2 will have been deployed and everything worked our properly.
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Bought one a few months back, I was mainly interested in the fact that it supports VHT160 and it has 8 LAN ports with link aggregation. It's been solid for me.
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$20 savings with code, normal price $349 on Newegg. Model hasn't been on the market long, but just bought RT-AC5300 a few months ago. Must resist...
This is considered a downgrade in my opinion from the ac5300, since the later is tri-band vs this dual band router. Plus, there are no current ax clients to benefit from this router.

I would say wait for a year or so to have more devices supporting ax connections, and get the tri-band ax11000
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supports VHT160
VHT80 can support a 866 Mbps connection
under optimal conditions,
so why would a home owner want more?

all VHT160 ends up doing is interfering
with more of a neighbors channel width.

ethernet link aggregation is also wasted
at home, unless you happen to build a
custom nas populated with M.2 SSD's EEK!

face it... most of these high end routers
are wasted on residential consumers,
just like getting a 1gig ISP service is.
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Still sporting my Linksys WRT 1900 ACS and cant imagine having anything that could do anything better. Range and throughput is amazing.
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Isn't the pure purpose of AX to help with large amounts of devices/traffic not boost speeds from previous generations?
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