Does AI Mesh with an ethernet backhaul via a Powerline adaptor between the two Asus routers actually work?

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Johno

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Does AI Mesh with an ethernet backhaul via a Powerline adaptor between the two Asus routers actually work?
 

OzarkEdge

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Does AI Mesh with an ethernet backhaul via a Powerline adaptor between the two Asus routers actually work?

Asus thinks it can:

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But you must prove it... they list it as not great and just above Disconnected.

OE
 
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Johno

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Just found this
DSL-AC68U/R support both AiMesh primary/node modes now. However, for node only Wireless backhaul mode supported, do not support Ethernet backhaul(as this model lacks dedicated Ethernet WAN port).
Does that mean that I can still use the DSL-AC68U as an AI mesh primary with an RT-AC68U node?
 

OzarkEdge

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Thanks. Where is that screen grab from?

My Asus RT-AC86U with 9.0.0.4.386.41994 AiMesh 2.0 RC2-11 beta firmware.

OE
 

OzarkEdge

Part of the Furniture
Just found this

Does that mean that I can still use the DSL-AC68U as an AI mesh primary with an RT-AC68U node?

It means the DSL-AC68U can be used as an AiMesh router or AiMesh remote node. If you use it as an AiMesh remote node, it can only be wireless because it does not have a WAN port for a wired uplink/backhaul.

OE
 

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