Hey everybody. We are moving to a new house that's a little bigger (1900 sq. ft.) and isn't going to allow for our router to be as centrally located as I'd like. We have to keep it away from the toddling grabby hands. I've been wanting to upgrade to an 86U for a while and this gives me a good reason. Is the wifi range that much better than the 68U? Also, a little timid about jumping in since reading all reviews from people with 2.4 issues. However, I have been trying a non-ASUS secure router (Gryphon), and though I appreciate the security of it I sorely miss the ability to configure the ASUS, especially with Merlin's firmware. The stupid thing doesn't even let you select channels manually. I'm not an advanced user, and don't really use scripts, but I find the ASUS firmware pretty useful. Is this still a recommended upgrade path? Does the 86U have the ability to cover that size house without repeaters or mesh? Are the issues with the 86U still a mystery? Thanks in advance.