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  1. K

    Need recommendation for mesh/AP solution for guest network with IPTV

    Hi - first post in this forum :) I live in a 350m2/1150sq ft house over three floors. In the first floor we have a apartment that we are going to rent out, with included internet and TV. Also we're soon getting a new ISP. We're getting our first tenant soon, and would like to get a secure and...
  2. giopas

    Time to rebuild the home network?

    Hi all, I live in a house composed by groundfloor, first floor, mezzanine and basement (overall ~150sq/m) and I currently have the following set up: Router on the ground floor: RT-AC87U (running Asus Merlin fw) Wifi AP on the first floor: RT-AC68U (wired, in bridge mode, to extend wireless)...
  3. uildvek

    Dual-band router with Tri-band node versus vice versa for AiMesh

    Hey all, I'm looking to get another Asus router to extend my wifi range using AiMesh. I current have the AX58U which is a dual-band router. Ideally both the router and the node would have tri-band, but I would like to keep using my existing router. I did some searching and it seems like most...
  4. S

    Mesh connectivity vs setup question

    I have a basic mesh question, which I struggle to find good answers to; I have a mesh wifi network with 3 x TP-link Deco M9 routers in my house. I must admit i would have expected better performance that what I do; The signal strength is very good all over the house, and ... When I try...
  5. Julio Urquidi

    News NETGEAR Adds 4G LTE Wi-Fi Router To Orbi Line-Up

    The tri-band Orbi LBR20 combines an AC2200 wireless mesh router with a 4G LTE-A Cat 18 modem, a design that can either let customers solely rely on a cellular connection for internet access, or use the 4G LTE-A connection as a back-up/failover service for their primary internet connection. The...
  6. 7

    Setting up an Extra AP with Asus's XT8

    Hello, I want to buy Asus's ZenWifi XT8. But before doing that I have a question. I have a Cisco Access Point (Model: AIR-AP1832I-E-K9). Can I set up my 2 Asus units and connect the Cisco AP as a third unit with them?, having them all broadcast the same SSID as a one network and have a good...
  7. Allen121

    To mesh, or not to mesh?

    I'm moving to a larger space with ~1,600 sq ft (which isn't all that big), but it has three levels. The first level isn't really a factor though since it's the garage. I'm using this move as an excuse to upgrade my modem and router combo and deciding whether I need a mesh system or not. Here's...
  8. A

    Beta ASUSWRT Official beta 386-RC1 for RT-AX89X

    Hi There, Here is the official beta of RT-AX89X, we plan to update RT-AX89X to 386 branch soon, and now release candidate is under public sharing. Download link: backup...
  9. A

    Beta ASUSWRT 386 RC2 public beta with full functions AiMesh 2.0

    Update 2020/11/12 ( This version includes 19 models: ZenWiFi: XT8(RT-AX95Q), XD4(RT-AX56U_XD4), CD6(RT-AC59_CD6) GT series: GT-AX11000,GT-AC5300, GT-AC2900 RT series: RT-AX88U, RT-AX92U...
  10. D

    Cutting Cable, Will go with 1GB/s Xfinity: Would like suggestions on coverage and gaming

    Hi, So right now I have an Asus AC-5300 running Merlin. The house is Colonial with the family room on the side. So think Colonial house with an extra bottom half next to it. Roughly 3000+ with basement. The router is in the middle bedroom upstairs and covers most of the house OK, but the deck...
  11. A

    Asus AX Mesh Zenwifi Query

    Hi, i purchased a few AX6600 mesh WiFi’s and had a couple of questions cause I’m setting it up in a large space with thick Walls. 1) how many nodes can I connect to one WiFi network or router. I have already connected 3 and need more to fill the full space. 2) I have multiple access point...
  12. K

    ASUS AC5300 - Mixing with Linksys Velop Mesh

    Hi, Over the years I have cycled through from a N66U to the AC5300 which has serving well in a heavily congested block of flats. Nothing fancy running, just SmartConnect and auto QoS. 2 floor maisonette - N66U struggled with throughput due to wireless channel congestion but AC5300 has been...
  13. H

    Want to upgrade current 3 router system to mesh (advice)

    Hi all. As the title states, I’m looking at changing my current setup from range extenders to a mesh network. I’m currently running a Netgear AC 4000 R8000P as a base with 2 Asus RT-AC66R’s as range extenders. My understanding is all these are mesh capable, but not necessarily together. My...
  14. M

    UniFi Network Install Complete - Are there optimizations?

    I've finally completed most of my Unifi Network. I have a two floor house + basement. So far I have a NanoHD on the 2nd floor and a AC Mesh outdoor in my back yard. I have the Controller Software on my Server. So far so good. I will be adding a 3rd sometime this week. All are hard-wired...
  15. Mikael

    Does the reboot function reboot all Mesh routers?

    Does anyone know if configuring the automatic reboot e.g. on RT-AC88U also result in the Mesh nodes getting rebooted?
  16. Julio Urquidi

    News D-Link Shipping $100 Wi-Fi 6 Mesh Router

    D-Link has announced it is now shipping the DIR-X1560, its first Wi-Fi 6 mesh router announced at January's CES2020. It includes compatibility with D-Link’s mesh technology, MU-MIMO, Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant operability, enhanced profile-based parental controls, and management/setup...
  17. Julio Urquidi

    News D-Link Announces New SMART Wireless AC Routers

    D-Link has added two new dual-core processor powered routers to its SMART line of wireless products announced at CES. The new models are: AC2600 MU-MIMO Gigabit WiFi Router (DIR-2640-US) - $149.99 MSRP Dual-Band with maximum wireless rates 800Mbps (2.4GHz) and 1733 Mbps (5GHz) Four external...
  18. L

    Tricky network planning across two buildings

    Hello SNB gurus, thank you for giving the opportunity to ask for your help. I want to provide Wi-Fi to my sister's non-profit in Sydney in the most cost effective manner (also so that I won't have to keep going back to support it :) Goals: range & reliability (high speeds unnecessary) There...
  19. Julio Urquidi

    CES 2020: TP-Link Introduces Wi-Fi 6 Deco Mesh Family

    TP-Link's three new Wi-Fi 6 Deco X90, Deco X60 and Deco X20 Mesh Wi-Fi systems all support seamless roaming, self-healing and adaptive routing. All three kits also support OFDMA, DL/UL MU-MIMO, and WPA3 and are managed through the Deco mobile app. Customers can also use Amazon Alexa to control...
  20. Julio Urquidi

    CES 2020: NETGEAR Announces Wi-Fi EasyMesh Based Nighthawk Wi-Fi 6 System

    NETGEAR announced its first Nighthawk Wi-Fi mesh system based on the Wi-Fi Alliance's Wi-Fi EasyMesh technology at CES 2020. The initial offering, the Nighthawk Mesh WiFi 6 System (MK62), includes an MR60 routing unit and MS60 satellite unit, both based on a dual-stream Broadcom platform. The...