AiMesh with AC3100 and AC2900, which should be the router and which should be the node?

  • ATTENTION! As of November 1, 2020, you are not able to reply to threads 6 months after the thread is opened if there are more than 500 posts in the thread.
    Threads will not be locked, so posts may still be edited by their authors.
    Just start a new thread on the topic to post if you get an error message when trying to reply to a thread.


New Around Here
I have a GT-AXE11000 and I'm using my old AC3100 as a wired node. I read it is not recommended to mix AC and AX routers in an AiMesh system so I was going to donate my old router to my neighbor that has an AC2900 and get myself a different AX router for my network. My question is; which should be the main router and which should be the node between the AC3100 and the AC2900? They are very similar on paper other than the slight transfer speed difference and the faster processor in the AC2900. Is there something I'm missing that makes this an easy decision that I am either missing or don't know about?


Part of the Furniture
The RT-AC86U is superior as a router vs. the otherwise also excellent RT-AC3100. The 'AC3100 should be the node.

Similar threads

Latest threads

Sign Up For SNBForums Daily Digest

Get an update of what's new every day delivered to your mailbox. Sign up here!