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  • Ultrafast speeds up to 5400 Mbps with the latest WiFi 6 (802.11ax) and 160MHz channels; Works seamlessly with all your existing WiFi devices
  • Minimize lag and latency for mobile gaming with just a tap on the ASUS Router app
  • 1 of the 4 LAN ports automatically prioritizes any wired device connected to it
  • WiFi 6 router provides up to 4x greater network capacity with WiFi range increased by 80%
  • ASUS AiMesh Technology allows you to create a flexible, seamless whole home mesh network with AiMesh-competible routers
  • ASUS AiProtection Pro adds a level of security so you never have to worry about unwanted access to your home network

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Just picked this up last week at Best Buy for a bit more and then saw it went on sale further.

Great router capability wise, WiFi6 works great and has all of the key features for a current WiFi6 (non-E) router, OFDMA 160MHz, etc... with aiMesh for future build up if needed.. Great coverage, No Merlin yet, unfortunately. I turned of all QoS and "Protection" (No thanks Trendmicro) and get great speeds all around on fiber.

Got this to replace a Nighthawk Mesh that decided to start not playing nicely. Covers the whole house like I need without being a mesh. Speed drop off at the furthest room is still acceptable for the required tasks.

You can keep or turn off the RGB.

Best Buy - https://www.bestbuy.com/site/asus...Id=6428132

Amazon - https://www.amazon.com/ASUS-RT-AX...B08BJJ3RGW
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If you're going to buy at Best Buy,don't forget to use the Best Buy Recycle and Save 15%.
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Get 15% off a new modem, router or modem/router combo and Geek Squad® Home Wi-Fi Setup service when you bring in any of these devices for recycling. Simply take your old networking device to Customer Service in a Best Buy store, and you'll receive a coupon for 15% off the current price of a networking device or whole-home networking system, plus 15% off Geek Squad Home Wi-Fi Setup.
More power as a single unit. Reaches better speeds on wireless, more ethernet ports. More stable. Better supported.

Not that Eero units are bad, they are known for being great and simple units. Google is still on Wifi5, if I remember, so a bit of a step back if you have WiFi6 devices.

Systems like these are for those that want more control on their routers. Fine tuning. Faster speeds with better management of concurrent connections. Also, you have to be careful with mesh systems unless you know your needs well. Getting one without a dedicated backhaul (Google is your friend) means big dropoffs on the node connected devices. Fine if you plan your setup well enough.

I've had 2 mesh setups before. Samsung AC1300 (not very powerful and handoffs between nodes weren't clean, killing connections). Then the Netgear AX1800 Nighthawk 2 unit setup. Worked fine for a year, but then it didn't like my upgrade to gigabit fiber. Wouldn't get my speeds, had to mess with far too many settings. When I finally got it where I wanted it, it lost my settings. Went to check for new firmware and it hung, causing me to hard reset the whole system. I went to look to call Netgear, but apparently, after 90 days they expect you to pay for ALL support. They can simply be in my "do not send business their way" list after that.

A bit of a novella, but I hope this helps. The main takeaways I can give you is this:
Know your house, and how well signals travel - My house was built by the ancient Mayans apparently and signal does not go as far through the walls.
Know your needs - lower demand and lower speed bandwidth, you can get away much cheaper than this or the others listed.
Don't give Netgear any business - Sorry Netgear, it's been a good run, but to charge to talk to support? No thank you. I usually am the support for people I know, and I don't charge anyone I know or anyone they know for helping them. A good company supports their products better than 90 days. At least for the warranty period (1 year) is a reasonable minimum.
This will give much higher speeds if you have a gigabit internet plan. The google mesh will give you better coverage but will top out at around 300ish.

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You mentioned that you bought it before it went on sale. Just an FYI as long as you're still within the return period (depending on your reward status) you can request a price adjustment for the difference at Best Buy.
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You mentioned that you bought it before it went on sale. Just an FYI as long as you're still within the return period (depending on your reward status) you can request a price adjustment for the difference at Best Buy.
I already did that just before I posted this. But thank you for looking out.
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I ended up getting the AX86U for $205 after BB CC, Silver Membership sale 10%, and recycling 15%. Worth the effort.
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I've had this router about a month since it was first released after going through a few others. Downside: no DDWRT and Tomato support.

Upside: extremely reliable and solid for me, which is what I was looking for after the 68U was the last Asus I ve found to be dependable. 5ghz band could have use a bit more transmission strength imho but that's really the only real criticism I have. But we re talking I expect 5 bars vs 4 in certain locations. Nothing that I've found to have a real world impact on speed and connection stability. In case it matters: I have on average 38 active connections going on it.

It is relatively large but it's pretty cool looking (imho of course) and the RGB has different modes, or can be turned off all together if that's what you want. I'm sure some will argue the ax86 is the one to go with instead but I have not regretted going with this one instead at all. Speeds between the two are virtually identical based on the reviews. Asus has been actively pushing out firmware updates with security fixes for it too.
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I'm about to move to a really large apartment, 4 stories. How would I use this in mesh setup or how do I attach more waps?
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I'm about to move to a really large apartment, 4 stories. How would I use this in mesh setup or how do I attach more waps?
I'm only running a single unit, but poking around in the app, just click on the middle button on the main screen (looks like an atom) and I found an "add node" option. I've heard from a friend that it's obscenely easy.
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I'm only running a single unit, but poking around in the app, just click on the middle button on the main screen (looks like an atom) and I found an "add node" option. I've heard from a friend that it's obscenely easy.
Can I add any products like and eero? Or what to do I add as a node?
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Can I add any products like and eero? Or what to do I add as a node?
Pretty much any somewhat recent Asus router. Look for aiMesh in the feature set
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Pretty much any somewhat recent Asus router. Look for aiMesh in the feature set
So why wouldn't I just buy and eero or Google wifi for 200 bucks that comes with 2 boosters and a base station for the same price? Sorry I'm just new and trying to understand
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So why wouldn't I just buy and eero or Google wifi for 200 bucks that comes with 2 boosters and a base station for the same price? Sorry I'm just new and trying to understand
This will give much higher speeds if you have a gigabit internet plan. The google mesh will give you better coverage but will top out at around 300ish.
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I bought it earlier myself but went through GameStop
Same price as well
Tired of waiting for a great deal on an AX86U. This will serve my purposes of what I'm wanting
Can't wait
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