I think Asus has a good cross section of models as it is. I'd set my sights on 6E anyway. Just me.Because the average consumer doesn't follow the ins and outs of Wi-Fi that closely and vendors need something new to bring more money in until they can actually ship 6E.
That depends. Wifi 6E didn't just appear out of nowhere, manufacturers already knew about it (as for instance Broadcom's BCM6755 already lists Wifi 6E support), so it might have been taken into account during development. I guess it depends if they decided to go with it in anticipation of the specs being finalized before the product launch, and also on the validation process. If the device has already been validated by the FCC, then a re-validation would be required to be certified for 6 GHz usage.My question is will the WIFI 6 Routers that have been announced but have not come out yet like the Asus AX86U be scrapped and the focus be put on WIFi 6E now?
Before I read the news about Wi-Fi 6E, I was prepared to buy the Netgear Orbi AX6000 tri-band mesh system. My Google Nest Wi-Fi mesh system, which is comprised of all routers (no Nest access points since the specs are lower), works but since I've been working from home exclusively since March 31st, I've noticed slowdowns and a few performance hiccups that made me wonder if I could do better.6E is actually not a new standard. It's just new channels that are available to AX devices only.
This might put a crimp in consumer router sales, which is why manufacturers are going to push to make the transition to 6E as fast as possible.
But then again, most people don't know enough about what they are buying. They see the bigger number on the box and buy it.
Wi-Fi 6 routers should come down in price, with new high-end routers likely to be tri-band 6E.