AiMesh 3 routers with wireless backhaul.

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ecantona9

Occasional Visitor
I'm thinking about adding an AX86U as the main with the nodes being the AC86U and the AC3100 during the holiday season. Has anyone gotten a 3 router system to work on a completely wireless backhaul?
 

L&LD

Part of the Furniture
Sure, those setups work (3 routers in very, very large homes). What may not work well or reliably is an AX router configured with 2x AC class routers. Depending on how you set the wireless settings on the RT-AX86U. And my reasoning for not doing so is that you are not getting the benefits of the AX router if you do 'dumb' it down to AC class levels.

A better bet would be to plan to get at least a second RT-AX86U, sooner than later, if needed. A single AX router may (easily) cover the areas now covered by the two AC class routers you now have.

Only actual testing will tell though, in your environment with your clients.
 

ecantona9

Occasional Visitor
Sure, those setups work (3 routers in very, very large homes). What may not work well or reliably is an AX router configured with 2x AC class routers. Depending on how you set the wireless settings on the RT-AX86U. And my reasoning for not doing so is that you are not getting the benefits of the AX router if you do 'dumb' it down to AC class levels.

A better bet would be to plan to get at least a second RT-AX86U, sooner than later, if needed. A single AX router may (easily) cover the areas now covered by the two AC class routers you now have.

Only actual testing will tell though, in your environment with your clients.

Thanks. I appreciate your input. I hadn't thought about the "dumbing" down aspect of combining those routers.
 

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