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Best RT-AX88U Aimesh node

Discussion in 'ASUS AX Routers & Adapters' started by Icewin, Feb 23, 2020.

  1. Icewin

    Icewin New Around Here

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    Hello.

    I have an ax88u as the main router and am looking for an Aimesh node. I'm considering either an ac86u or an ax88u. Which one should I choose? I don't care much about wifi 6. I care most about the best wifi coverage and speed.
     
  2. L&LD

    L&LD Part of the Furniture

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    Either should work well enough. A second RT-AX88U will be much better. Because it will be able to connect at AX speeds to the main unit making everything faster. :)
     
  3. sanke1

    sanke1 Senior Member

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    AC86U will have problem when you enable WPA3 on AX88U. I have tried it and it sucks hard. The mesh never happens on WPA3 enabled band. I am using a 2nd AX88U and things are quite smooth now and I don't have to worry about model combinations and compatibility between them.
     
  4. digits n bits

    digits n bits Regular Contributor

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    I’ve got my 58U in a mesh with my 88U and it works great. You have a 58U have you used it in a mesh?
     
  5. L&LD

    L&LD Part of the Furniture

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    @digits n bits, no, I don't. I have set up an RT-AC86U with a second RT-AC86U in AiMesh though.

    Followed @OzarkEdge's notes and was pleasantly surprised how well it works. :)