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    IP address on Home Network

    it gives me a reverse DNS address that seems appropriate to my ISP when not using NordVPN. When I sign in and connect through NordVPN it shows what you see in the photo. Is this a good thing to see? Does this mean it is hiding my WAN IP as well as assigning me a LAN IP?
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    IP address on Home Network

    And running this is safe? The disclaimer is scary, lol
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    IP address on Home Network

    So do VPN services not mask your WAN IP also? Seems pointless to mask the LAN IP while leaving a WAN IP as a means to track you all the same.
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    IP address on Home Network

    I do use a VPN (Nord VPN - have no ides if it is good or bad). How do I specify the end node location?
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    IP address on Home Network

    If this is in the wrong forum location, please let me know and I will or you can move it to the appropriate location. I am setting up a new home network using an Asus RT-AX86U. I use Amazon a lot with 2 different accounts and I do not want Amazon to be able to associate the different accounts...
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    For sale AX89x, AX88u, 2AX58u

    I am still interested in the 88U. Would you please get in touch with me?
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    RT-AX88U or RT-AX86U as main Router using AiMesh 2.0 with Merlin firmware.

    Did you beat me on the offer for the AX88U??
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    For sale AX89x, AX88u, 2AX58u

    Sent a couple of messages. Let me know when you have a chance.
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    RT-AX88U or RT-AX86U as main Router using AiMesh 2.0 with Merlin firmware.

    And I shouldn’t be agonizing over the decision between the two. I do not game and my tv streaming is hard wired. Wifi is only for phones/tablets and smart plug type devices
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    RT-AX88U or RT-AX86U as main Router using AiMesh 2.0 with Merlin firmware.

    @L&LD so, you think that an AX88U @ $125-$150 is a bad buy over the AX86U at retail price, which is $250?
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    Do I need a tri band? Need a new Router but torn at choices

    That’s makes sense. And I’m cert not pushing the boundaries of speed in terms of my internet service plan speed, so it probablyis less of a gap between these two models than someone with gigabit device and having high user counts or speed needs. My needs are minuscule by comparison I’m sure.
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    Manually assigned IP address

    Thanks for that information. Makes sense. How do I defeat Amazon’s (etc.) identification of me?
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    Do I need a tri band? Need a new Router but torn at choices

    in considering @L&LD 's rationale, a good deal has to do with the 2 unit setup. I wonder if considering the AX86 vs. AX88 as single unit deployment, what the comparison points are? Would 5Ghz band (or 2.4 too for that matter) have any practical differences in range, throughput and stability...
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    Manually assigned IP address

    Do these assigned IPs translate into what an app or website sees as that client‘s IP when surfing the web, shopping on Amazon or reading Twitter/Facebook? For instance, if I log into Twitter from my phone versus my iPad, will Twitter see the IP that I assign on my network or is that a different...
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