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AX89X/AX88U AIMesh Link Aggregation ethernet backhaul or just AP?

Discussion in 'ASUS Wireless' started by mbze430, Jun 3, 2020.

  1. mbze430

    mbze430 Regular Contributor

    Feb 1, 2015
    According to this documentation https://www.asus.com/us/support/FAQ/1035140/

    AIMesh works only if they are connected to each other? (WAN port to LAN)

    I have a few questions for current AIMesh users.

    1) Am I only ALLOWED to use the ethernet backhaul from router node to another node? or can it go to a switch?
    2) In AIMesh node mode, can you still enable Link Aggregation with the WAN + Port 4? and LAN 1 + LAN 2

    My new house wiring plan will be AX89X as the main router and having 2x AX88U. I want enable link aggregation on the AX88U.

    I never used AIMesh and my previous house I have just been using AP mode. I use LAN aggregation to my managed switches

    But with my new place I want to try the mesh without devices dropping then reconnect.

    Some of you will probably ask why you need to have a 2x 1Gbit backhaul. I have a few AX devices and my whole house is wired with fibre in each room as well as CAT7 (yes both). I am just future proofing

    Anyway, if I can get this answered then I can plan AP mode or AIMesh mode.
  2. OzarkEdge

    OzarkEdge Part of the Furniture

    Feb 14, 2018
    I would plan for both. Then prove it starting with the one you prefer.