GT-AX6000 AiMesh Question

bussakap187

New Around Here
Hello there, I recently just purchased a ASUS ROG Rapture GT-AX6000, upgrading from a NETGEAR Nighthawk (RAX200) AX-11000 because of crashing issues I had with the Netgear router.
So far the GT-AX6000 on the latest Merlin firmware is rock solid (besides slightly lower upload and download speeds, no crashing though) I have an older ASUS AC3100 router I was planning on setting it up as a node for AiMesh, however I just thought screw it, I will buy another router for a more solid connection. Should I buy another GT-AX6000, or would it be okay to buy a cheaper ASUS AX router only as a node? I want the best performance, I don't mind shelling out another $350.00, but I'd rather not if I don't have to. There are cheaper Asus AX routers on amazon from $69-$109, would performance be drastically slower if I go for a cheaper option?

Cheers
 

Tech9

Part of the Furniture
For best AiMesh stability and a chance for better roaming - get one more GT-AX6000. Both routers have the same hardware, will run the same firmware, will be updated at the same time. If money is not an issue - get the best you can. If you can do Ethernet backhaul - even better.
 

SomeWhereOverTheRainBow

Part of the Furniture
For best AiMesh stability and a chance for better roaming - get one more GT-AX6000. Both routers have the same hardware, will run the same firmware, will be updated at the same time. If money is not an issue - get the best you can. If you can do Ethernet backhaul - even better.
Got old coaxial wiring not being used throw some of these up and convert it to an ethernet backhaul!-
https://www.asus.com/Networking-IoT-Servers/Wired-Networking/Wired-Adapters/MA-25/

Great for turning that existing coaxial network into an ethernet backhaul.

Find the Asus ones suspicious, here is some on amazon search!-
https://www.amazon.com/s?k=moca+adapter&crid=15NPPSH6RRYKU&sprefix=moca+adapter,aps,162&ref=nb_sb_noss_1

I have personally used the motorola and actiontech ones. -no regrets either way.
 

bussakap187

New Around Here
For best AiMesh stability and a chance for better roaming - get one more GT-AX6000. Both routers have the same hardware, will run the same firmware, will be updated at the same time. If money is not an issue - get the best you can. If you can do Ethernet backhaul - even better.

Thanks for the reply! I have my whole house hardwired, I will definitely use the Ethernet backhaul feature by plugging it in directly to the WAN port on the second router. Ordering one now, cheers
 

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