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AX88U vs ax85U range comparison

Discussion in 'ASUS AX Routers & Adapters' started by ark1g09, May 23, 2020.

  1. ark1g09

    ark1g09 New Around Here

    May 21, 2020
    I've tried to look but there doesn't seem to be a clear consensus on whether the AX88U has superior range to the AX85U (talking about range and range only - not throughput etc.).

    Anyone care to chime in?
  2. digits n bits

    digits n bits Regular Contributor

    Dec 12, 2019
    I have both the RT-AX88U and the RT-AX58U. From my experience the 58U’s range is pretty solid up to about 1800 sq. ft. or so and then it starts to degrade a bit. The RT-AX88U has better range and easily covers 2500 sq. ft. with a strong signal. Of course YMMV depending on your situation.