Could you recommend a specific router you have in mind? I'm happy to go with Cisco or Ubiquiti/Omada. And then sounds like you would recommend still using the RT-AX88U as another access point?OK, so my money is on the "overloaded router CPU" theory. I'll predict that if you gradually add back wireless clients, performance as measured from a wired client will decrease a little --- until it falls off a cliff at some point that corresponds to not having any spare CPU cycles anymore.
Depending on where that point is relative to the number of clients you wish to run, you might be able to fix this by disabling some of the more CPU-intensive options like QoS. If that answer isn't attractive, I think you should be in the market for an SMB-grade router --- think Cisco if you have money or don't mind buying used equipment, else maybe Omada or Ubiquiti. Asus does not sell anything that is likely to fix your problem; although you might be able to repurpose the RT-AX88U as a plain AP sitting behind a wired router.
No it is not.Is aiprotection on
The active streaming is going on probably 10 devices (all the cameras). Wife and I both work from home and have to VPN and that takes a lot as well. A lot going on I would say along with all the IoT in the house (TV, thermostats, smart switches, etc.)38 devices should not be a problem for this router. There are people here that run many more clients than that without issue. Granted it is a lot but not unheard of. How much active streaming and whatnot is going on for each of those connected devices at the same time.
Actually have already done this. 2 SSIDs while cams and thermostats are on 2.4 only.how are SSID’s configured? One or two? If one, maybe change that to two and force the cams to 2.4 only and see if it makes a difference. The thermostats as well.