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Replacement for Netgear R7000?

Discussion in 'Wireless Buying Advice' started by ltramrod, Jul 17, 2019.

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  1. Asus RT-AX88U

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  2. Netgear AX8

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  3. Asus GT-AC5300

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  4. Asus GT-AX1100

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  1. ltramrod

    ltramrod New Around Here

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    Hello all,

    As the title states I'm looking to replace my Netgear R7000. I'm moving to a larger home so I'll need something that can provide coverage for a 3000 sqft home and handle more devices. I've spent a lot of time on the snb forums researching and need help deciding between an ac and ax router. Is AX still to premature for a "future proof" solution? We have fios gigabit so i'm looking for something powerful. My budget is $300. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

    I'm considering the following routers.

    Asus RT-AX88U
    Netgear AX8
    Asus GT-AC5300

    Asus GT-AX1100
     
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  2. ltramrod

    ltramrod New Around Here

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    I’ve narrowed it down to the Asus RT-AX88u and GT-AC5300. Any advise would be greatly appreciated! Thanks
     
  3. Clark Griswald

    Clark Griswald Regular Contributor

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    +1 for the AX88U with RMerlin fw FTW!
     
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  4. ltramrod

    ltramrod New Around Here

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    How do i get the RMerlin firmware for the ax88?
     
  5. Clark Griswald

    Clark Griswald Regular Contributor

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  6. ltramrod

    ltramrod New Around Here

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    Thanks!
     
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  7. Clark Griswald

    Clark Griswald Regular Contributor

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