Asus AC86U or Asus RT AX88U

  • 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.

TriggerOFAH

Occasional Visitor
Which one please ? The ROG gt ac5300 is awful .. sent it back so need to know what is better ? I believe ax88u is better than the ac86u?
 

L&LD

Part of the Furniture
Better hardware, yes. More resources, yes. OpenVPN speeds are identical. What was the ROG terrible at for you (other than not being RMerlin supported)? What are you defining as 'better'?
 

TriggerOFAH

Occasional Visitor
Better hardware, yes. More resources, yes. OpenVPN speeds are identical. What was the ROG terrible at for you (other than not being RMerlin supported)? What are you defining as 'better'?
When I say what is better between RT ac86u an RT ax88u basically which one is better .. signal/performance etc .. I basically wanna use selected devices on Vpn because through router it's faster than an app.. Vpn fusion doesn't work well for me connection lost etc ... An the ROG gt ac5300 can't even get 5ghz in a 3bedroom house set upstairs and shield downstairs and even on 2.4ghz it's slow to actually connect basically it's garbage
 

L&LD

Part of the Furniture
What you're talking about then is what is better in your environment. You need to test both and decide then.

There isn't a consumer router that is 'best' for everyone in every situation. Just the one that works the best for you. Unfortunately, sometimes this can be a trial-and-error process to land on that almost mythical network device.
 

TriggerOFAH

Occasional Visitor
What you're talking about then is what is better in your environment. You need to test both and decide then.

There isn't a consumer router that is 'best' for everyone in every situation. Just the one that works the best for you. Unfortunately, sometimes this can be a trial-and-error process to land on that almost mythical network device.
The ax88u I would hope or imagine has better performance and signal wise than the ac86u.. if not I will go back to ac86u and stay with it
 

L&LD

Part of the Furniture
Wi-Fi is not a 'done' science experiment yet. Too many variables to take into consideration (or not). The only way to know is to test in your current environment. Nobody can predict what will happen for your network, specifically, sight unseen.
 

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!
Top