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Saturday, December 21, 2019
By: Greg Lazin
When it works, it sort of works...
There are many. The AIMesh is unreliable, the firmware is defective and the service is non-existent.
I purchased three of these to use in a mesh system, with another, older ASUS Router. It was difficult to get these to talk to each other, even with a hard-wired back end. Eventually, I got then working. However, a recent firmware upgrade stopped any of the units from talking to any of the others. 4 hours on the phone with ASUS support was useless and frustrating. Their support people seem to have to consult some sort of flow chart before they can even respond to a question, and they never could get them working. THey don't call back when they promise, nor does an escalation ever go anywhere...Fortunately, I had purchased the exchange warranty from Memory Express, who bent over backwards to try to get ASUS to step up to the plate, without success. Do yourself a favour, and avoid this router like the plague...
Wednesday, March 28, 2018
Probably overkill but I have two of these set up in AiMesh running the latest firmware. Followed the Asus set up instructions as listed and everything runs smoothly with clients connecting where I would expect. 40 clients with no drops and quick response. Use two SSID, one for 2.4 and the other for 5ghz. Backhaul to the main router uses the second 5ghz channel.
They are big but if you can hide them where you can still get optimum signal that isn't a problem
Perfect if you have a smart home and numerous clients.
Thursday, December 28, 2017
Sunday, October 15, 2017
Tons of features.
Didn’t perform as advertised. Huge and bulky. Way too expensive. Weak coverage vs the amount of antennas it got
Long story short, i bought this router about 3 months ago to ugrade my old router based on the reviews i seen online, I connected everything and ran it for 3 hours or so, i did not notice any crazy improvement as they advertise, same dead spots, same speed, same everything, i could swear my older $60 router was even more responsive, also right after i installed the firmware update it stalled and stopped working. Don’t fall for the marketing hype people.
Wednesday, October 04, 2017
From: Fort McMurray
Good 2.4Ghz coverage Tri-band Upgradable to MerlinWRT firmware
For a $400 router there are a lot of flaws. - First is browsing is hit-or-miss. Sometimes it works normally, other times (most times) it takes forever loading the pages when they should be instantaneous since you're directly connected to it. - The 5Ghz coverage is bad. Like really bad. From its own sensor it was only outputting at 68% even after pumping the gain to maximum. - Tech support for it the device is awful. The suggestions were to change 5Ghz to support 802.11n only.
For the price this costs you might as well go with a Ubiquiti router and access point and buy a couple of small switches if you need the wired connections.
Tuesday, November 29, 2016
Wednesday, February 17, 2016
This is a beast of a router. If it doesn't give you cancer, it will cover your home in warm fast connectivity. Easy setup and configuration, I replaced the stock firmware with MERLIN WRT version for added fixes. Blazing signal strength in my multi level home, I have 26 wifi devices all humming along just fine.
BIG, did I mention this thing is HUGE.
Great router, lots of functionality, fantastically fast WI-FI. Not sure it's worth the ~$500 range, but I needed speed and power.