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anymore Asus routers included on this sale?
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Anyone got this router? Looking for a stable upgrade, currently using a Bluecave, planning to get another ASUS to backhaul with the blue cave.
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one day (once they get 6*Ghz wifi radios actually working) you shall be mine...

*happy now shake head
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one day (once they get 6mhz wifi radios actually working) you shall be mine...
I've never heard of a Wi-Fi signal on 6mhz.
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Anyone got this router? Looking for a stable upgrade, currently using a Bluecave, planning to get another ASUS to backhaul with the blue cave.
I upgraded from a Blue Cave and almost landed on this one since it seems to be getting pretty great reviews but ultimately landed on the AX82U instead bc of some concerning user reviews about this one. Not sure it was warranted but I can say that one has been working great and with the more edgy design and lights it feels a more logical successor to the Blue Cave (which I still consider the prettiest router and also one of the best performing ones I've ever owned).
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I just bought this router over the weekend for $160 and set it up. Works great in the 3 days I've been using it, the 5Ghz band is a lot faster and farther reaching than I thought, but I'm coming from an old dual-band N600 router.

I have Asus routers in other places so I figured I could AIMesh them in the future if needed.
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I like it so far, similar range to my ac56u that starting having issues. My only complaint is that IOT devices (esp. my HomeKit light switches) don't always play nice and turn/on off when they should, even when they show connected to the router. In order to get them working, ASUS tells you to turn off AX functionality on the 2.4 band, which sorta defeats the purpose. I'll be installing a separate AC access point for IOT devices.
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Repost of https://slickdeals.net/share/iphone_app/t/14854966 with the same 11% savings.
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Anyone got this router? Looking for a stable upgrade, currently using a Bluecave, planning to get another ASUS to backhaul with the blue cave.
Quote from dplane :
I upgraded from a Blue Cave and almost landed on this one since it seems to be getting pretty great reviews but ultimately landed on the AX82U instead bc of some concerning user reviews about this one. Not sure it was warranted but I can say that one has been working great and with the more edgy design and lights it feels a more logical successor to the Blue Cave (which I still consider the prettiest router and also one of the best performing ones I've ever owned).
I couldn't find anyone confirm with my experience, but I believe Blue Cave has a firmware bug when using it as a node in AiMesh. It will be probably fine if not using assigned IP in DHCP table. But I would avoid using it in an AiMesh setup
(other Broadcom based Asus router are getting new beta AiMesh 2.0 firmware, while Blue Cave using Intel chips is getting just security patches and bug fixes)

I've tried it adding Blue Cave to my 3 AC-68U AiMesh, returned it after the its frustrating behavior.
Devices connected to Blue Cave, as an AiMesh node, will get an altered MAC address (I know some wifi extenders do that) while my other AC-68U nodes will not do such thing. As a result, MAC addresses will not match the DHCP table setup in the main router and will not get the assigned IPs.

For example, my wireless printer and laptop, which I need port forwarding to an assigned local IP, kept changing IP when it switches its connection between Blue Cave and other nodes/main router.
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Do you think we'll get clearance sales when wifi6e starts landing from more manufacturers?
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Saw a bunch of these at Walmart for $129 just fyi
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Do you think we'll get clearance sales when wifi6e starts landing from more manufacturers?
Nope cause wifi 6 just became the norm. If anything you will get clearances on the older wifi 5 gear.
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Anyone got this router? Looking for a stable upgrade, currently using a Bluecave, planning to get another ASUS to backhaul with the blue cave.
Got this more than a year ago at this price. Not really a deal for an under powered router. Asus routers typically have lots bugs. While they update the firmware reasonably frequent, this router still has bugs and still requires reboot from time to time.

The Asus AI Mesh contrary to the name might implied, is rather dumb and doesn't handle roaming from one node to the other that good.

If you have less than 20 devices, you probably are fine with this. With over 40 devices, you are taxing its CPU. Some people mistakenly think those IoTs use very little bandwidth and thus of no consequence. In reality every device connected to the router require CPU resources and those little adds up. When the CPU is overwhelmed, the bugs kickef in either drop connections or refuse to connect.

The WIFI 6 or AX itself is also over promised under delivered stuff. I have two laptops with Intel AX200 WIFI cards and the performance is no better than WIFI 5 or AC even using 160MHz bandwidth. The new Samsung S20 is not that much better either.

Having said that consider Its price, the Asus XT8 is even worse than this one in terms of value.
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Anyone got this router? Looking for a stable upgrade, currently using a Bluecave, planning to get another ASUS to backhaul with the blue cave.
I'm using the router currently. was thinking about the 88u, but couldn't justify the price. it's been rock solid for a month now, with the one exception that you should not use the usb port as that interferes with wifi.

it can route gigabit speed, but you cannot turn on features that inspect packets, such as filtering, qos, etc.
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