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    One RT-AX86U replaced my whole mesh network

    Sure thing. I appreciate all the positive reviews on this forum. Kinda have a soft spot for Asus routers over the years and this model is really good. Great range, fast, doesn't fall over on my desk (more stable footprint). The RT-68U's that it replaced were great but I noticed a lot of 5ghz...
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    One RT-AX86U replaced my whole mesh network

    Thats fine. When I read that 6E is an appreciable upgrade, I'll probably jump before then.
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    One RT-AX86U replaced my whole mesh network

    Pretty impressed with the RT-AX86U. It replaced (2) RT-AC68U's and an RP55 all in mesh mode. The range is impressive and I am not having the 5ghZ drops that I was having before. The 68U;s served me well for a long time but you can really tell how much routers have come in the last 7 years...
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    Small Deadspot - How to address?

    Probably correct. It's hit or miss. I can do speedtest or throughput test and its fast, but it seems to drop to LTE more often in the one spot
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    Small Deadspot - How to address?

    I can't run a cable there. The extender would be to just a bit better range in that area. I know the downsides to those things. @Tucu Here are my settings
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    Small Deadspot - How to address?

    All. We have a small deadspot in our bedroom that the wife wants to be addressed. I currently have (2) ASUS RT68U's running in AIMesh mode and it works pretty well. Everywhere in the house is covered except small area in a bedroom. How would you handle this? I was thinking of putting a...
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    RT-AC68U - AiMesh and Ethernet backhaul

    Quick update here. Using firmware 3.0.0.4.386.41634, I enabled Ethernet Backhaul and everything worked. As you'll recall. enabling this used to knock the nodes off line. So, it turns out to be a firmware issue.
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    Best router on the market? current using R7800 and AC86U

    L&LD. Curious would recommend any wifi 6 router over a top-performing wifi 5 router like the AC88U? Just curious if the play today is any wifi 6 router or high end wifi 5
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    RT-AC68U - AiMesh and Ethernet backhaul

    From what I can see, centralized management of your nodes and the ability to use wireless mesh (whereas with an AP, you have to hardwire). I have seen some inconsistencies with AIMesh, as documented in this thread. It's not a bad way to go but I went back to the AP route and it seems to be...
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    RT-AC68U - AiMesh and Ethernet backhaul

    I went back to the Router and AP system I was using before. I was seeing too many inconsistencies with AIMesh (drops, dead zones) that I wasn't seeing with the Router and AP setup. I'll try it again when a new firmware drops.
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    RT-AC68U - AiMesh and Ethernet backhaul

    Netgear GS116 and an Asus GX-D1051. Both are standard 1G switches
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    RT-AC68U - AiMesh and Ethernet backhaul

    New switch and same issue. Loos like a bug when using a switch. Not a huge deal and I'm not sure how you could even measure the impact of turning this feature on. Probably fixed in a future firmware update and I'll try it again then. Screenshot of what happens when I turn it on:
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    RT-AC68U - AiMesh and Ethernet backhaul

    So use the old 66U as the switch? How do you disable the routing bits?
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    RT-AC68U - AiMesh and Ethernet backhaul

    This turns out to be an issue with ethernet backhaul and a switch. Removing the switch from the path and plugging the mesh node into the root node and enabling Ethernet backhaul worked fine. Unfortunately, I need the switch in place for the long run to the living room. Once ethernetbackhaul...
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    RT-AC68U - AiMesh and Ethernet backhaul

    I'l give this a shot when i can take the internet down without the family knowing. These nodes were hard reset before meshing them. After a week with AiMesh, I'm lukewarm to it. I have noticed what appears to be more 'deadspots in my home. I'll see my phone lose the wifi signal and jump to...
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