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No, and you?
We all know that you have been worshiping GT-AX6000 for several months. Probably in a few months you will fall in love with another model, maybe even GT-AX11000 Pro.
How many RT-AX58U in how many real networks in different locations have you checked?
I'm successfully using multiple RT-AX56U in different real networks in different locations. I have no reason to believe that RT-AX58U will be worse.
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No, I don't worship routers. Though I do give a nod to the models that offer the best bang for the buck, the GT-AX6000 still provides that today. And of course, I'll do the same for any future router that significantly upgrades my network too.
After I tested the RT-AX58U in my network and found it lacking, I thought that in other networks with less than 1Gbps service, it may be passable, but that proved to be wrong too (that model lasted less than half a year at most, for over two dozen installations). A few of the models are still being used in Bridge Mode, but not as a main router or as an AiMesh node.
The model most people upgraded to was the highly superior RT-AX68U or better. Most let me know how they noticed the difference in how responsive and stable their network became then.
In those first 6 months with the RT-AX58U installations, I got to repeatedly visit the same people multiple times. Afterward, I haven't seen them for over a year now. The issues were 'devices not connecting', 'devices disconnecting', and 'devices having slow speeds, randomly' with the RT-AX58Us.
Yes, they seemed to work initially. But proven to be not recommended in the long run.
Of course, later firmware may have fixed those issues and that may be why you're seeing the results you do with the RT-AX56Us, but I have found much better replacements already and don't have the time to go through that 2-year-old dance again today.