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Nice as this deal is, with WiFi 6E coming later this year and being a major capacity upgrade due to the added 6ghz spectrum, waiting makes the most sense for right now.
Speaking as somebody who has this router, it might be enough. I am trying to cover the same amount of square footage in my beachouse. All of my square footage is upstairs....but in a ranch design on that floor. This router is downstairs and mounted just under the floor, pretty close to the center of the house. I found that the 5g band is a little lacking in some areas. I added the old router as an AP to compensate.

If you do have a WIFI 6 device though, the signal strength is fine and throughput is great.

There are a couple of other things that people need to be aware of with this router as well.
Just running this router...nothing special turned on....I use over half the memory. When I added a hard drive to the USB port...it jumped to almost 100% use of the memory...continuous.
I just disconnected the drive as I did not want it maxed out all the time.

Then there is the weekly to 10 day lockup.
I have the firmware upgraded. Hopefully this will work itself out in a future upgrade?
Basically, every week to 10 days, the house loses internet. When this happens, you can ping the router. But you can not access the router, either via a wired connection or a wireless connection. I called my ISP who confirmed that they are seeing their ONT. (The ONT is the modem for fiber) The only way to get service back...and to get back into the router is to powercycle it. I have looked in the logs...and it does seem like the router was attempting to do something. I have not quite figured out what though.
Now, I suppose that needing to reboot is not the end of the world...but I expect to not have this sort of issue with a router.

So far as the speed with multiple devices going, it seems snappy and no issues there.

Hope this helps
As many as I own that are WiFi 6, none

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Nice as this deal is, with WiFi 6E coming later this year and being a major capacity upgrade due to the added 6ghz spectrum, waiting makes the most sense for right now.
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Nice as this deal is, with WiFi 6E coming later this year and being a major capacity upgrade due to the added 6ghz spectrum, waiting makes the most sense for right now.

Thanks for the info.
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Nice as this deal is, with WiFi 6E coming later this year and being a major capacity upgrade due to the added 6ghz spectrum, waiting makes the most sense for right now.
Thanks. Going to hold now Smilie
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Which 6E-compatible devices do you all own?
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As many as I own that are WiFi 6, none
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This is basically an ac86u, capability wise, with a newer chip correct? (Maybe even a little worse)
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Need help deciding if this will be adequate enough. It will be put in about a 1300 sq foot ranch house with a basement. We plan on using it for streaming and online gaming. I want to use steam link or the amd link app to stream to my devices wirelessly.

This should be good enough for a 200Mbps internet connection, right? No WiFi6 devices in the house.

Edit- We also have Security devices (cameras, doorbells, etc..) that have WiFi video recording, so we want to make sure the latency on that is good. I think those security devices are all 2.4Ghz and I believe this router has better 2.4Ghz speed than others.
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Need help deciding if this will be adequate enough. It will be put in about a 1300 sq foot ranch house with a basement. We plan on using it for streaming and online gaming. I want to use steam link or the amd link app to stream to my devices wirelessly.

This should be good enough for a 200Mbps internet connection, right? No WiFi6 devices in the house.

Edit- We also have Security devices (cameras, doorbells, etc..) that have WiFi video recording, so we want to make sure the latency on that is good. I think those security devices are all 2.4Ghz and I believe this router has better 2.4Ghz speed than others.


Speaking as somebody who has this router, it might be enough. I am trying to cover the same amount of square footage in my beachouse. All of my square footage is upstairs....but in a ranch design on that floor. This router is downstairs and mounted just under the floor, pretty close to the center of the house. I found that the 5g band is a little lacking in some areas. I added the old router as an AP to compensate.

If you do have a WIFI 6 device though, the signal strength is fine and throughput is great.

There are a couple of other things that people need to be aware of with this router as well.
Just running this router...nothing special turned on....I use over half the memory. When I added a hard drive to the USB port...it jumped to almost 100% use of the memory...continuous.
I just disconnected the drive as I did not want it maxed out all the time.

Then there is the weekly to 10 day lockup.
I have the firmware upgraded. Hopefully this will work itself out in a future upgrade?
Basically, every week to 10 days, the house loses internet. When this happens, you can ping the router. But you can not access the router, either via a wired connection or a wireless connection. I called my ISP who confirmed that they are seeing their ONT. (The ONT is the modem for fiber) The only way to get service back...and to get back into the router is to powercycle it. I have looked in the logs...and it does seem like the router was attempting to do something. I have not quite figured out what though.
Now, I suppose that needing to reboot is not the end of the world...but I expect to not have this sort of issue with a router.

So far as the speed with multiple devices going, it seems snappy and no issues there.

Hope this helps
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Waiting for 6e no matter what.
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Can it mesh with my existing wifi 5 asus router?
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I was going to wait for later this year, and then my router died. I got the Netgear Nighthawk X6 – AC3000 Tri-Band at Sams Club for $124.99. Now I guess I'll just wait for the good WiFi 6 routers to come down in price after the newness wears off.

https://www.samsclub.com/p/netgea...0002264355
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Do this work with Xfinity?
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