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    Asuswrt-Merlin router with 2.5gbps WAN and LAN ports - quick bit of purchase advice, please...?

    Don't see the point.. 2x2 5G radio.. I mean I guess if you wire backhaul 2 of them... :) I'm considering testing another incase I got a lemon. I really wanted to keep it... but it didn't make sense. :(
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    ROG GT-AX6000 (UK Black Friday Price)

    When I had a 1GB plan, my GT-AC2900 could do around 600mbps on 80mhz and around 930 mbps on 160mhz in 10-15 FT range. :D (2x2 AX210.. I assume 80mhz 4x4 AC client would also show max port numbers connected via 80mhz.) I know that's a niche and useless metric through.
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    AC86U replacement: RT-AX86U (Pro) or GT-AX6000?

    @XIII Don't want to push you the wrong way, but the GT-AX6000 I tried was yielding worse PHY rates than my older GT-AC2900 in the same location and connecting to the same clients. AX210 + Apple Iphone/Macbook with AX HW. Throughput was superior, but the speed @ 30FT distance wasn't much...
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    Release ASUS RT-AX86 Series(RT-AX86U/RT-AX86S) Firmware version 3.0.0.4.388.21709

    Default ram usage went up on 86S. 378/512mb. Bit annoying, but I knew that going into it.
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    GT-AX6000 or RT6600ax

    Good price. Better than the Amazon deal for $299 last month. Wish mine worked better in my environment. Build quality/feature set was quite nice.
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    ROG GT-AX6000 (UK Black Friday Price)

    I had a poor experience with mine. DIdn't do well through walls in my environment, but YMMV.
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    Real world speed/reliability/distance differences? Worth upgrade AC86U to AX6000 and SB8611? Testing....

    Most are disabled by default, but I'll force N only/20mhz. Hopefully that helps.
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    Opinions to expand my coverage

    Yeah I'd Keep the 86S. Has the better/more established 4x4 main 5G radio. I picked one up too for a wired backhaul between GT-AC2900, but I don't think I'm going to bother running two routers.. performs better than GT-AX6000 in my environment.
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    Real world speed/reliability/distance differences? Worth upgrade AC86U to AX6000 and SB8611? Testing....

    Yeah.. I was also planning on using my GT-AC2900 as a wired backhaul node, but the AX86S allows me to default to one router. Thought I needed a 8x8 QCA platform as single point solution (AX89X), but I guess not. It's just a shame that the GT-AX6000 doesn't perform well for me...
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    Real world speed/reliability/distance differences? Worth upgrade AC86U to AX6000 and SB8611? Testing....

    @ OP I've owned a GT-AC2900 (upgraded/special version of AC86) as my main router for 2.5+ years. Zero issues, but I wanted better range performance @ 25-30FT. I upgraded to GT-AX6000 and while it improved performance, my walls/interference weren't allowing me to push max ISP speed which is...
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    Choice routeur gaming

    GT-AC2900 (AC86U rebrand/upgrade) is far from unreliable, at least subjectively using one for the past 2.5 years.. Even gamed on it before wiring my house. 40+ clients and zero issues. I'm not saying you don't or haven't had issues, but theres obvious bias here. Maybe the Chinese AC86Us (Pre...
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    GT-AX6000 or RT6600ax

    GT-AX6000 is the better option.. 2x 2.5G ports, and 4x4 2.4G. AX86U PRO lacks second 2.5G Port and uses 3x3 2.4G chip. Basically the cost down variant of newer gen 2 BCM hardware. MSRP on AX86U PRO should be $300+.. which makes no sense if GT-AX6000 is hitting those same prices right now...
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    GT-AX6000 or RT6600ax

    My experience with the GT-AX6000 was lackluster, granted my environment/walls/large metal appliances are likely the issue.. QAM and throughput were the trade off with my older AC router. @ Same 25-30FT distance on both. Stationary intel AX210 card: GT-AX6000 = lower QAM modulation, but higher...
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    RT-AX82U or RT-AX86S

    Really depends on price diff. $80+ is enough for me to take the 86S over the 86U in most scenarios. $40~? Well thats more competitive.. the 2.5G port alone may be worth it long term. My2c. This. 86S makes more sense in US unless theres a massive sale.. Especially if Gen 2 BCM4912 + 6715...
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    RT-AX82U or RT-AX86S

    i see nothing wrong with 86S. Same Radio performance as 86U with a weaker 4906 opposed to a 4908.. which most people won't even saturate. The only worthwhile upgrade is the 2.5G port. (gig+ ISP and file transfer) my2c.
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