ASUS RT-AX53U vs Archer AX20

vladur

New Around Here
Hey everyone so I currently have an Asus ac68u which is my primary router I got it used at a reasonable price so no regrets there but I'll be using the ac68u on another project so I'm looking to buy another router for my home preferably wifi 6.

I'm looking at the ASUS RT-AX53U and the Tp link Archer AX20 since I would like to be on a budget. Does anyone over here have any experience with these two specific models?
Thanks.
 

ColinTaylor

Part of the Furniture
Do you have any specific requirements for the new router?

What sort of area needs to be covered by WiFi? What router "features" do you need/want, e.g. AiProtection, BitTorrent, VPN client/server, etc?

What are your internet up/down speeds?
 

vladur

New Around Here
It needs to have a usb port as I'm planning to attach an hdd to it which will sync with my open media vault nas.
Area is around 500 sq feet with one concrete wall in between.
My internet speed is 50mbs up and down.
 

vladur

New Around Here
I'm mainly interested in the ASUS RT-AX53U because it's cheap and also wifi 6 most reviews I have seen online are pretty much in line with what I would expect a budget router to be but over on Amazon it only has 14 ratings while the archer has above 6000.
 

Tech9

Part of the Furniture
It needs to have a usb port as I'm planning to attach an hdd to it which will sync with my open media vault nas.

This plan may not work exactly as expected, especially on entry-level router with 256MB RAM only.
 

Tech9

Part of the Furniture
It depends on the size and frequency of transfers to/from this HDD. Asuswrt attached storage performance is not the best.
 

vladur

New Around Here
Everyday transfers shouldn't exceed more than 4 gb frequency shouldn't exceed more than once or twice a day as I'll be accessing my open media vault nas for the majority of the files I require.
 

Tech9

Part of the Furniture
Get one and try. I wouldn't test my luck. Much better and more expensive routers failed in my tests with large transfers. If you value your data, use proper equipment for backups. A cheap home router is not proper equipment. Good luck!
 

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