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ASUS AC2900 Dual Band Gigabit WiFi Gaming Router

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Walmart has ASUS AC2900 Dual Band Gigabit WiFi Gaming Router (RT-AC86U) on sale for $149.99 > now $150.95. Shipping is free.

Amazon also has ASUS AC2900 Dual Band Gigabit WiFi Gaming Router (RT-AC86U) on sale for $149.99 > now $150.95. Shipping is free.
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Key Features:
  • Dual-band (2. 4 + 5 GHz) AC2900 wireless router with the latest 802. 11AC MU-MIMO technology for data transfer speeds up to 2900 Mbps
  • 1. 8GHz 32bit dual-core processor optimizes network traffic and connectivity speeds from the USB 3. 1 Gen1 and 4x Gigabit LAN ports
  • Designed for lag-free online gaming and flawless 4K UHD streaming with WTFast game Accelerator and adaptive QoS; Product Segment: AC2900 ultimate AC performance: 750+2167 Mbps
     
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B&H Photo Video also has ASUS AC2900 Dual Band Gigabit WiFi Gaming Router (RT-AC86U) on sale for $149.99. Shipping is free.

Alternatively, Abt Electronics ASUS AC2900 Dual Band Gigabit WiFi Gaming Router (RT-AC86U) on sale for $149. Shipping is free.

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    • This ASUS AC2900 Dual Band Gigabit WiFi Gaming Router is priced $20 less (11.7% savings) than the $169.99 list price on Amazon at the time of this posting.
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    • This gaming router has a 4.5 out of 5 star overall rating on Amazon based on over 3,900 reviews.
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Same price at b&h

No wifi 6

lacks tri-band capabilities
Upgraded from T-Mobile TM-AC1900 Router, Worth it so far
Wondering how it compares to the AX3000, since they're currently about the same price.

Presumably there's a reason why someone would pay the same for an AC router vs. AX?

https://www.amazon.com/ASUS-RT-AX...B084BNH26P

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Upgraded from T-Mobile TM-AC1900 Router, Worth it so far
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Good price… Got one from an Amazon warehouse deal. Great all around router. Not using any aimesh setup but hardly any lag using around 30 WiFi devices.
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Wondering how it compares to the AX3000, since they're currently about the same price.

Presumably there's a reason why someone would pay the same for an AC router vs. AX?

https://www.amazon.com/ASUS-RT-AX...B084BNH26P
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This is a killer deal on what is still one of the best low-cost routers (and that also can run Merlin firmware)
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Quote from dealstorm :
Wondering how it compares to the AX3000, since they're currently about the same price.

Presumably there's a reason why someone would pay the same for an AC router vs. AX?

https://www.amazon.com/ASUS-RT-AX...B084BNH26P [amazon.com]
Curious about that too, I rather have a "lower end" AX than a high end AC router. Wifi 6 live up to the hype, a single Xfi Wifi 6 Gateway covers blind spots better than my previous 2 RT-AC68U mesh setup. Not sure how that works b/c it is all 5 GHZ technology.
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Quote from dealstorm :
Wondering how it compares to the AX3000, since they're currently about the same price.

Presumably there's a reason why someone would pay the same for an AC router vs. AX?

https://www.amazon.com/ASUS-RT-AX...B084BNH26P [amazon.com]
Detailed spec
AX3000: https://deviwiki.com/wiki/ASUS_RT-AX58U
AC2900: https://deviwiki.com/wiki/ASUS_RT-AC86U

AC2900 has a better MIMO config and little bit faster 2.4GHz max speed
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Quote from dealstorm :
Wondering how it compares to the AX3000, since they're currently about the same price.

Presumably there's a reason why someone would pay the same for an AC router vs. AX?

https://www.amazon.com/ASUS-RT-AX...B084BNH26P
If you check the specs on Asus website you'll notice that one has only 2x2 5ghz channels. This means it's ac bandwidth is 1200mbps vs the ac 1734mbps on the ac86u.
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Quote from dealstorm :
Wondering how it compares to the AX3000, since they're currently about the same price.

Presumably there's a reason why someone would pay the same for an AC router vs. AX?

https://www.amazon.com/ASUS-RT-AX...B084BNH26P [amazon.com]
RT-AC86U has hardware based encryption.
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Same price at b&h

No wifi 6

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This is one of the best wifi5 routers currently available. incredible range and consistent speeds. its recommended by anyone serious router enthusiast.
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There is used one with below condition if anyone interested.

Used - Very Good
$114.09
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Got one last week on Prime day via the Warehouse for $87. Used Good. It looks perfect and has worked great for the first few days. I replaced a T-Mobile 1900. Spent a few hours flashing the TMobile to the newest Asus Firmware and converted it to an AC68U. I was able to clear the partition and get the newest firmware. Now I will experiment with AI Mesh and/or repeating for my video network around the exterior of my house. The old TMobile router was stellar and I am in fact an Asus fan. Best routers out there. I have been waiting for the AC86u for a year and finally scored this deal.
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