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    AC88U + AC86U/AC68U for AiMesh

    But not an AC node, right?
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    AC88U + AC86U/AC68U for AiMesh

    Okay, that's clear to me. Thank you too for your time. I will try the AX86U to see if it handles the home. Probably should've splurged for the 88.
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    AC88U + AC86U/AC68U for AiMesh

    All right, thanks again for your help!!! It'll be a couple of weeks before I get the rest of my gear (just moved from another country) so I can put the AX86U through the ringer to see if it can handle coverage for the whole home. Appreciate your time!!!
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    AC88U + AC86U/AC68U for AiMesh

    (Also, what if I turn off the wifi on the AC66U+?)
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    AC88U + AC86U/AC68U for AiMesh

    Okay, got it on setting the primary router. Man, that's a bummer, I thought getting the AX86U would make my whole network faster. Does the bottleneck happen even with everything wired? Would I be better off just using one AX86U for the whole home? At the furthest point I am getting -60dBm on...
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    AC88U + AC86U/AC68U for AiMesh

    Can someone confirm 100% that in an AiMesh any router can be the main router? Or does it have to be the one that gets the internet source from the modem? In other words, if I have the crappiest router getting the internet from the modem and then 2 badass routers connected to the crappy router...
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    AC88U + AC86U/AC68U for AiMesh

    The drawing is very bad. There is actually more distance between 2 and 3 than shown in the diagram. 2 is not as central as I drew it. The distance from 2 to 3 is probably double the distance from 1 to 2.
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    AC88U + AC86U/AC68U for AiMesh

    This is a really bad blueprint of my home. 1 is where the panel is and also where the modem is. 2 and 3 are the wired outlets. I just moved in and had to grab whatever I had on hand. 1 right now is a Sumitomo Electric ADSL modem/router that doesn't do PPOE so it's connected to a Dlink that...
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    AC88U + AC86U/AC68U for AiMesh

    Thanks so much to both OE and LL&D for taking the time to help me out with this! I am going to try both options and will report back (might be a week or two) with my findings.
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    AC88U + AC86U/AC68U for AiMesh

    Okay, I was under the impression that the router that is the "source" of the internet (whatever I put in the panel) has to be the main router. But it sounds like I can pick any router on the node to be the main one? Is this a Merlin feature only?
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    AC88U + AC86U/AC68U for AiMesh

    Just to make sure I'm clear... Modem wired to AC68U (in panel) wired to AC86U (main mesh router in living room) to wireless AC88U (wireless mesh node in bedroom) (2 nodes in the mesh with the best router as main mesh router) Is better than... Modem wired to AC68U (in panel as main mesh...
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    AC88U + AC86U/AC68U for AiMesh

    Thanks for the suggestion. I actually haven't tried Merlin before but will look into it.
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    AC88U + AC86U/AC68U for AiMesh

    I think the challenge I have is that because the main router is in the panel and I can't even use the antennae in there, the router I put in there is basically the main mesh router that funnels wired connections to the other nodes. The one in the panel is useless for WiFi so I need 2 more nodes...
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    AC88U + AC86U/AC68U for AiMesh

    Side question... I've always had 2 SSIDs, one for 2.4 and another for 5.0. Kind of a pain in the butt. I read that I can just make them all the same SSID regardless of 2.4 or 5.0 and let the devices (or AiMesh) figure out which to use. Is this accurate?
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    AC88U + AC86U/AC68U for AiMesh

    I have an ADSL modem coming into a very small panel near the entrance to my home. The panel is big enough to house a 68U or maybe 86U. Inside the panel there are 3 wired ethernet connections from whatever router I put in the panel to each room in the house. What I am planning to do is shove the...
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