You are personalizing my general statement of opinion based on my belief that the I think the $250 USD cost of the AX86U is a bargain and that I commented that some of those who complain about the cost of a top rated premium Asus router whiners.This is offensive and not necessary. $250 is a lot of money for some people.
Sorry, it’s a toy in my eyes.
My only problem right now with the RT-AX86U is its price.
I could consider those who complain about the cost of a bargain at any price a whiner and moaner. It could be a $50 router we are talking about and there would be those who whine and moan about the price.This is exactly what I wrote, my opinion:
The developer of Asuswrt-Merlin falls in your "whiners" category too:
There is a difference between expressing your opinion and categorizing group of people based on your opinion. Did I call your decision to buy 7x AX86U routers "poor man's Porsche" solution? I didn't. That would be offensive. High price opinion is an opinion, not a "moan". Words selection makes a difference. I hope you understand better now.
my and other forum contributor's
No. Only the ones with opinions in bold and two home routers experience. By the way, the toy description I borrowed from another forum member. Please, don’t waste your time to reply. Use the ignore function, if you like. It works.
Exactly. I don't know why forum contributors should have their posts knit picked and be harassed and criticized for the words they use when they post their opinion. Also agree, If you can't afford a product because it's expensive for you either save your money or buy another less expensive product. Whining and moaning about it is ridiculous. Yes, if you think these routers are toys then you can design, engineer and build your own. Quit degrading the value of the technology simply because it's priced and marketed as a consumer grade product. Reading and replying to repeated criticisms from a certain forum contributor has become a complete waste of time. These are the same points I have been emphasizing in my previous posts. I agree completely!Come on guys, if you wanna word battle, go DM.
Your arguing about income vs price in a router thread = POINTLESS!
If a product is to expensive, dont buy it or educate yourself and get a better salary/job.
Or buy the cheaper brand or model....solved.
If you think it's a toy, build your own then ;-)
Lets move on!
I believe it's exactly the same as AX86U, but with dual-core CPU and 1/2 RAM. The radios are the same, the 2.5Gb port is there, all other specs as per Asus are the same. It may be a better value router, actually. I'm sure it will run Asuswrt-Merlin, RMerlin was talking about a new model coming. If stock Asuswrt supports both, this same Asuswrt will be the new Asuswrt-Merlin base soon.
The AX86U has been in high demand since it was released almost a year and a half ago. You have to look around but it's still available at some places. At the time of this post Newegg.com has the Zaku 2 Edition still in stock for $299 USD.Little late to the party here but it looks like the 86s has supplanted the 86u at this price point, and sells at the same 250 bucks right now on Amazon that I paid them for the 86u back in March of this year. It's also readily available at this price point at Best Buy. But the 86u is not.
I wonder if they've low-key discontinued the 86u and gone a little downmarket with cost savings with the RAM/cores/ports etc? The 86u is listed for 350 and up on Amazon. And seemingly unavailable at Best Buy.
Is that basically the same thing that looks fancy?
Yes, that is more in line with the spread I was expecting between the two models: not the ridiculous, mimimal $30 difference we have in the US. On top of that, this price difference was artificially created by bumping up the price of the RT-AX86U and slotting in the crippled model (RT-AX86S) at the previous price.in the UK at the moment
RT-AX86S - £189.99
RT-AX86U - £249.99
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