What is the better purchase between the AX88U and AX86U?

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richardeid

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It seems like a few of the bigger retailers are OOS on the AX88U. Is this signaling anything beyond just a restocking issue? I'm a happy AC-88U user and my girlfriend needs a new router so I'd like to do the direct upgrade from 88 to 88. Amazon's last price on it was $299 but Newegg has it in-stock for $349. I won't pay that much if I know it'll be back in stock at Amazon. Anyone have any ideas?
 

ATLga

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It seems like a few of the bigger retailers are OOS on the AX88U. Is this signaling anything beyond just a restocking issue? I'm a happy AC-88U user and my girlfriend needs a new router so I'd like to do the direct upgrade from 88 to 88. Amazon's last price on it was $299 but Newegg has it in-stock for $349. I won't pay that much if I know it'll be back in stock at Amazon. Anyone have any ideas?
For what it's worth, it was also $299 at Micro Center up till the 21st. I think that's the last day I saw it at amazon for $299 too. Most likely when it's back in stock at amazon, it'll be $349 again.
 
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Clark Griswald

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With the 6E routers now being discussed, I'm hoping wifi 6 routers will get significantly lower in price, since the "Marketing" will let everyone know that wifi 6 is worthless ;)
My sig shows my upgrade path AC88 then to AC86. My thoughts were to upgrade to an AX86 and use AC86 and AC88 as APs, yet after reading Tim's article I will probably stay with only one AP.

Stay Safe Everyone
 

riroku

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Sorry for the bump but I didn't want to make a new thread for this. I was running 3.0.0.4.384.9318 awhile back in December which was great. However, I updated to future releases for and merlin 386.1 - to the current. Some reason my router is blocking a lot of website randomly now and I have no clue why. For example, I can no longer view form.gle links from google doc. I have to disconnect from the internet and use my LTE and the link works fine. I was also recently on the phone with my bank trying to reset my account my password using a temporary ID which would take me to the create password page. However, it would take me to that page then automatically refresh so I couldn't reset my password until I disconnected from my home network and use my hotspot LTE then it worked.

Is there a fix for this or does anyone know why this is happening? I'm also having problem accessing my bank statement PDF. It's just blank white until I disconnect and use LTE. I have turned off AIProtection but I'm still getting blocked on some website randomly

I even did a clean reset and updated to 386.2_6 stock with AIProtection off and it didn't fix the issue at all. Is there some other setting I need to change on this router
 

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riroku

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You should flash the firmware you want first, then do a full reset to factory defaults afterward. Do not use a saved backup config file to configure the router afterward.

Fully Reset Router and Network

Best Practice Update/Setup Router/AiMesh Node(s) 2021

I actually did. This is with a full reset and factory default. I never use any backup config when I set up my router as I keep it simple. I don't touch any setting except turn on AIProtection and turn off WP. I still can't access forms.glel links and still have issue accessing some website even with fresh reset and factory default using those links. I have done it so many time now that I memorize the steps
 

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