New router with very stable wireless 5ghz

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didario

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Hi.
I need a router with a very stable 5ghz network (or two). The router will support 10-15 wired clients and 10-15 wireless clients (smatphones, tablets, streaming Netflix, HBO, Amazon Video ...).
In addition, I have two routers that are and will be used in wireless bridge mode (AC68u, N66U, the distance from the main router is max 3m). I don't want to use the mesh mode because I think the distances are too small and the wireless networks are interfering with each other.
so far I have tested AC86u but gave it away because every hour Ac68u disappeared in the logs for an hour (WLCEVENTD wlceventd_eth6: Deauth/ auth) I do not know if this is not a bug in asus ac86u software. This was done on OF and Merlin firmware.
Currently, my choice has been initially chosen by RT-AC5300 (+Merlin firmware of course).
Are 5ghz networks stable in it?
All my wireless devices have max AC. I don't have AX devices.
Thanks for your help :)
 

coxhaus

Part of the Furniture
I would say stop looking at the logs and focus on the devices and whether they work right.

Try a Cisco WAP581 wireless AP and a short patch cable to a Cisco RV345P router. You will have solid 5GHz.
 

Trip

Very Senior Member
@coxhaus beat me to it. If you're core requirement is rock-solid wireless stability, the consumer segment would be about the last place I would look. Sure, you could monkey with third-party firmwares and probably find something that works well enough (OpenWRT + Qualcomm hardware likely being the best), but why even go to the trouble when SMB or enterprise-grade APs can get you there immediately, no fussing necessary?

I'd pair a discrete AP with a rock-solid wired router (optionally a PoE switch) and be done with it, per coxhaus's example or something similar. Your network will run more like an appliance and less like a toy.
 

Paul in Seattle

New Around Here
Hi.
I need a router with a very stable 5ghz network (or two). The router will support 10-15 wired clients and 10-15 wireless clients (smatphones, tablets, streaming Netflix, HBO, Amazon Video ...).
In addition, I have two routers that are and will be used in wireless bridge mode (AC68u, N66U, the distance from the main router is max 3m). I don't want to use the mesh mode because I think the distances are too small and the wireless networks are interfering with each other.
so far I have tested AC86u but gave it away because every hour Ac68u disappeared in the logs for an hour (WLCEVENTD wlceventd_eth6: Deauth/ auth) I do not know if this is not a bug in asus ac86u software. This was done on OF and Merlin firmware.
Currently, my choice has been initially chosen by RT-AC5300 (+Merlin firmware of course).
Are 5ghz networks stable in it?
All my wireless devices have max AC. I don't have AX devices.
Thanks for your help :)
I had the RT-AC5300 and eventually returned it. The Merlin firmware didn't improve the performance. I was seeing less than 400 Mbps on wired and under 150 Mpbs on wireless. Here's a pic of the performance I'm seeing from my Alien on WiFi.
 

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