On my 4 acre property I have 2 RT AC87 routers in access point mode and as main router is a Linksys EA9500. I get acceptable WIFI coverage about the property. The Linksys GUI is quite limited in its productivity and abilities. My intent is to switch over to the Asus AC5300 as a main router. I have noticed in the past in experimenting with mine that the limitations on mac & static lists increase. I would be happy with 64 & 128 or therebouts. I can not find any information about this when the Merlin firmware is installed. Also could I experience close to similar WIFI signal strength as the EA6500. NO children or Gaming going on here. I have a choice between the AC3100 and AC5300 right or wrong i thought the 5300 on merlin firmware would be better choice. Thanks in advance.