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AmpliFi ALIEN Router BACK IN STOCK $379

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https://store.amplifi.com/products/amplifi-alien

Just got email reminding from AmpliFi

This router keeps out of stock, now it's back. I am always waiting for this. It's also no tax and free ground shipping depending on your location.

Features:
Wi-Fi 6 performance
5 GHz 8x8 Wi-Fi 6 radio (Max speed 4804 Mbps)
2.4 GHz 4x4 Wi-Fi 6 radio (Max speed 1148 Mbps)
5 GHz 4x4 Wi-Fi 5 radio (Max speed 1733 Mbps)
4-Port Gigabit Ethernet switch
Touchscreen display
Includes AmpliFi Teleport configuration-free VPN solution
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yes, Amplify is made by ubiquiti since 2016

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Amplify is made by ubiquiti isnt it? Also isnt the dream machine also touchscreen? Mostly like the data
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you are right.......
Yep, thanks.
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Quote from "https://dongknows.com/amplifi-alien-router-review/"

" Conclusion:
As the name suggests, the AmpliFi Alien is an unconventional Wi-Fi 6 router. On the one hand, it has some unique and useful features. On the other, it lacks settings and features one might assume from a networking device of its caliber.

That said, if Wi-Fi speeds and coverage are what you care about, this router has enough to justify its cost. And the unique and useful Teleport VPN is an awesome bonus — it's so easy, I'm sure you will use it.

If you're wondering if you should get a second unit form a mesh, that's a different question entirely, and I will answer that later. Hold tight, it'll be worth the wait."
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This router is supposed to have a MUCH better coverage than AmpliFi Instant model with 2000 sq ft range. The Alien with the mesh extension is supposed to cover about 20000 Sqft! So I am assuming unless you have a very large home with over 4000 sq ft area, just this router should suffice.
I used to have the amplifi hd kit.. it is also supposed to have 20,000 sqft coverage... this is greatly exaggerated......i don't recommend anyone to buy the amplifi hd kit
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hope the future firmware update will include the 160Mhz channels.................
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I own 2 of these and have them in router and mesh router configuration. I can praise these routers for being the most stable and widest coverage routers I have ever owned... but can also state that they are far from the fastest routers available.

The biggest issue is that the Alien firmware is still in its infancy stages. The WiFi 6 5 Ghz channel is automatically selected by the firmware (non user select-able currently). This causes issues with WiFi 6 being slower than WiFi 5 on their respective 5 Ghz channels if the selected WiFi 6 channel is congested and, it also affects the speed of the Mesh router as it utilizes the same WiFi 6 5 Ghz band as a backhaul. Along with this, no 160 MHz channel support yet. They are pending FCC approval to use DFS channels.

If coverage and stability are the most important features to you, I can recommend this router... otherwise until we get some firmware updates, it is currently overpriced compared to the rest of the market, IMO.
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Wow! you really hit the point! Hope it will have the 160 MHz channel support soon.

Moreover, Comparing with other 300-500$ competitors, AmpliFi Alien doesn't have either 2.5G or 10G port.

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I own 2 of these and have them in router and mesh router configuration. I can praise these routers for being the most stable and widest coverage routers I have ever owned... but can also state that they are far from the fastest routers available.

The biggest issue is that the Alien firmware is still in its infancy stages. The WiFi 6 5 Ghz channel is automatically selected by the firmware (non user select-able currently). This causes issues with WiFi 6 being slower than WiFi 5 on their respective 5 Ghz channels if the selected WiFi 6 channel is congested and, it also affects the speed of the Mesh router as it utilizes the same WiFi 6 5 Ghz band as a backhaul. Along with this, no 160 MHz channel support yet. They are pending FCC approval to use DFS channels.

If coverage and stability are the most important features to you, I can recommend this router... otherwise until we get some firmware updates, it is currently overpriced compared to the rest of the market, IMO.
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Wow! you really hit the point! Hope it will have the 160 MHz channel support soon.

Moreover, Comparing with other 300-500$ competitors, AmpliFi Alien doesn't have either 2.5G or 10G port.
In general wifi 6 is still a buggy mess so upgrading to it when wave 2 and 6E is coming is not recommended.

Per your review site Ubiquiti never said they would add 160MHz support, they said they would look into it when Dong addressed them about it.

As for comparing to other routers, the AX88U way cheaper and outperforms this, as well as supports 160Mhz. The AX11000 which is currently hard to find for a good price cause of stock levels should be under $400 vastly out performs this includes a 2.5 port and has 160Mhz. Then we have supposedly the best wifi 6 router out there the Asus AX89X has all the ports, bands, and then some and under $450. In most cases might save you money if your range with the AmpliFi Alien is not adequate and a second one is needed.
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https://community.amplifi.com/top...-US&page=1

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In general wifi 6 is still a buggy mess so upgrading to it when wave 2 and 6E is coming is not recommended.

Per your review site Ubiquiti never said they would add 160MHz support, they said they would look into it when Dong addressed them about it.

As for comparing to other routers, the AX88U way cheaper and outperforms this, as well as supports 160Mhz. The AX11000 which is currently hard to find for a good price cause of stock levels should be under $400 vastly out performs this includes a 2.5 port and has 160Mhz. Then we have supposedly the best wifi 6 router out there the Asus AX89X has all the ports, bands, and then some and under $450. In most cases might save you money if your range with the AmpliFi Alien is not adequate and a second one is needed.
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Nothing there saying they would add it, the comp rep clearly worded they would consider it and update if they make a decision.

Reread all the posts to make sure I didnt miss anything, still nothing there confirming they will ADD it. The only glimmer of hope is the last post where they state they are working actively on it, which could mean anything, cause they dont ever confirm it will be getting 160MHz.

Also not a good sign since its over a 6 month old thread!
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agree with you......

here is more discussion
https://community.amplifi.com/top...nnels-wpa3

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Nothing there saying they would add it, the comp rep clearly worded they would consider it and update if they make a decision.

Reread all the posts to make sure I didnt miss anything, still nothing there confirming they will ADD it. The only glimmer of hope is the last post where they state they are working actively on it, which could mean anything, cause they dont ever confirm it will be getting 160MHz.

Also not a good sign since its over a 6 month old thread!
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Skip this and get the Unifi Dream Machine. Better router overall.
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i have approx 75 devices at home and less than 5 which support Wifi 6 . does this router make sense to me just for coverage and stability?
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i have approx 75 devices at home and less than 5 which support Wifi 6 . does this router make sense to me just for coverage and stability?
Yup I'm in the same situation and have had this router for a few weeks. It's amazing. I have about 80 devices all connecting to it.
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I was waiting for this router to be in stock, but now I question myself whether I should get the Asus ac86u and potentially another cheaper Asus router for aimesh (wired backhaul) to cover 3500 sq ft home. So far I have tried Google WiFi, amplifi hd, and eero and none of them provided stable connections and coverage needed. If I were to get this I might end up getting another one which would cost over $700 for both routers. Asus routers are cheaper and allow more flexibility with mix and match. I welcome advise and guidance.
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