Best RT-AX88U Aimesh node

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Icewin

New Around Here
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.
 

L&LD

Part of the Furniture
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. :)
 

sanke1

Senior Member
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.
 

digits n bits

Regular Contributor
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. :)
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?
 

L&LD

Part of the Furniture
@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. :)
 

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