ASUS XD4 PowerLine feature

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sohil

New Around Here
I just moved into a place that has the Xfinity modem in a basement room connected to an Asus RT-AC86U. Wireless download speed outside the room is 180Mbps. The floor above, has a download speed of 80Mbps, and the top floor is about 16Mbps

I added an ASUS RT-AC1900P on the 1st FL and increased the download from 80Mbps to 130Mbps. The 2nd Floor download increased from 16Mbps to 21Mbps. I think the house construction is an issue.

I have ordered the ASUS XenWiFi xD4 (3-PK) from Best Buy. How do I enable the PowerLine backhaul when I set it up later to increase download speeds? I had a Netgear PLW1010 PowerLine Adapter connected from the ASUS RT-86U to the top floor (giving me download speeds of 85-92Mbps) before a power surge damaged the unit.

I have returned the TP-Link Deco M5 and the M9 Plus because I could not get download speeds beyond 23Mbps.

Thanks.
 

Tucu

Regular Contributor
What is the model number on those? The DX4 I have seen were DC powered so no powerline capable (on their own)
 

sohil

New Around Here
I was looking at the ASUS XD4 Mini (3-PK) XD4 (B-3-PK).

The TP-Link Deco M5 and the M9 Plus would be nice if they worked. ASUS seem to the a WiFi Router/Firewall as well with AiProtection, mesh network, and has the SSID Network isolation, web filter, VPN server, etc.

After using LinkSys, Netgear, etc. I have switched to ASUS 8 years ago and I have not looked back. It's as close to a Fortinet for home as I can get.
 
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Tucu

Regular Contributor
Those do not have a powerline backhaul. You can use the ethernet port as backhaul or the not-to-fast and shared 5 GHz 2 x 2; this would not be any faster than the TP-Link M5. The M9 is a bit better as it has a second 2x2 5Ghz radio.
You could use separate powerline or MOCA adapters plugged to the ethernet ports with any of those Mesh systems; results will vary depending on the wiring. The TP-Link Deco P9 combine Homeplug AV1000 and AC1200 (867Mbps on 2x2 5Ghz)
 
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