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    [384.18_Alpha Builds] Testing all variants

    Maybe, they're distributing the EU version to us now. My previous Asus routers, had channels 149-161. I'm not sure if Netgear's newer routers have the same restrictions. Luckily, It has DFS channels, so that's fine for now. Sent from my LM-G710 using Tapatalk
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    [384.18_Alpha Builds] Testing all variants

    I don't know if this law applies to Asus router only, as I have a D-link DIR-882 that has access to channels 149-165. Moreover my older 2016 Netgear R7800 lets me choose any wireless region I want to. So, I don't know what's up with these Asus routers having 149-161 locked. So either Asus is...
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    [384.18_Alpha Builds] Testing all variants

    With due respect, @RMerlin , would it be possible for you to make a firmware which unlocks channel 149-165 or is it hard coded and not possible? I'm using DFS channel and I'm finding it annoying to wait for 1 min everytime the router reboots for the 5Ghz to show up on my devices. It's really...
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    Wireless issue with ASUS RT-AC86u router

    This settings should work and give you more speeds on both the 2.4Ghz & 5 Ghz band , I've tested it personally for days. Here it is: In professional settings for 5Ghz: Tx bursting: Disable Airtime fairness : Disable Roaming assistant: Disable In professional setting for 2.4 Ghz: Tx...
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    RT-AC86U - Firmware and Settings

    So you suggest we stick with Merlin's firmware eventhough it's buggy, for the extra features it offers? No offence but, let the genius update the stable release from the latest original firmware first, and have few testers before releasing the firmware to the public. It's like saying others to...
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    RT-AC86U - Firmware and Settings

    In your screenshot you've Tx bursting enabled, this isn't the correct setting for best speed. You need to disable it and try. On 2.4 Ghz Wireless mode should be set to auto but, very imp thing is to have, the bandwidth set to 40 mhz so that the router falls back to max link rate possible even...
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    Is the grass greener on the ASUS side?

    Because R7800 was out of stock, and the closest router that could match in specs and performance was the Asus AC86U. Actually synology was an option too but I wanted to buy it from the retail store directly instead of waiting for the online orders. Also, snb has ranked it higher than most...
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    Is the grass greener on the ASUS side?

    Pardon me, but out of all the brands you mentioned, Netgear is the only brand which makes stable routers. I never had any issues including wan, & also it never rebooted on it's own unlike the asus AC88U which I used long ago. The newer 2019 Asus AC86U which I recently bought seems to be much...
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    Wi-Fi 6 Performance Roundup: Five Routers Tested

    For now, stick to AC wave 2, in particularly Netgear, as that seems to be the best all rounder atm. Netgear R7800. Asus, is good too but it depends on your luck, whether you'll get the defective version with the broken radios or a solid working unit. If you're going for the Asus ensure it's...
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    RT-AC86U 5Ghz issue

    My RT-AC88U had the same issue, but this was my fault as I increased the transmit power on it to 1 watt, but it didn't give up like yours, It still seems to work but is in bad shape I believe. I believe mine will work for few hours or even mins and will ultimately drop Wifi. Now the only thing...
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    RT-AC86U 5Ghz issue

    I read somewhere that the 2018 and the earlier models have this issue. What year is your router manufactured in?
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    Is overhead fan (Ceiling Fan) an enemy of Wi-Fi?

    I've noticed that whenever I switch on the fan, my wifi speeds tend to drop by 50-100 mbps & more, so I wanted to discuss this and find out if there was a solution. As per the article below, it seems that Wi-Fi signals do get caught up by the Blades moving at faster rate due to the EMI, I...
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    Is the grass greener on the ASUS side?

    It's a good brand only if you know what you're doing with it,the thing with Asus is that, there are plenty of professional settings on the Wireless tab, which either mend or break things on the wifi. I have an Asus AC86U which I just purchased recently which is a 2019 version & didn't work well...
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    Tx Bursting on 5Ghz Wireless

    It needs to be removed, my speeds were terrible having it enabled. After disabling, I'm maxing out my connection. I have only N and AC devices, G seems to be obsolete. Sent from my LM-G710 using Tapatalk
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    AC86U bad WiFi performance

    Now the speeds are much better, seems like the culprit was a setting known as " T x Bursting" , after disabling it, wifi speeds are much faster, It might benefit OP too. In fact, I would say it is perfect now. Found few suggestions from here...
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