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Old 04-01-2018, 08:11 AM   #1
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Asus Aimesh allows some existing user to create mesh.

https://www.engadget.com/2018/01/03/asus-mesh-wifi-aimesh/


Since you're using routers that you already own to create a mesh network, you can decide which one is the primary and which will act as nodes. You simply find the router with the best capabilities, drop it in a central location, then use the built-in software to configure the network. AiMesh i available as a free firmware update, which adds support for the protocol to your router Currently, the ASUS RT-AC68U, RT-AC86U, RT-AC88U and the RT-AC3100 routers can handle the update, with a couple more in beta testing. The company plans to roll out updates for even more of its routers later this year, including it's new mesh-centric
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Old 04-01-2018, 08:18 AM   #2
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here is another news showing more will be added.

https://hothardware.com/news/asus-ai...etter-coverage
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interesting...
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Anyone successfully deployed this?
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Been beta testing for the past few weeks with a RT-AC5300+AC68U combo... so far so good.
In areas where I was previously getting maximum 1 of 5 bars signal, I can get 3~4 bars coverage now.
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Been beta testing for the past few weeks with a RT-AC5300+AC68U combo... so far so good.
In areas where I was previously getting maximum 1 of 5 bars signal, I can get 3~4 bars coverage now.
Is it difficult to configure (ps: I am a networking novice)? I have a RT AC5300. I am thinking of getting the Lyra to work with it or buying another cheaper router to work with it in mesh mode.

My current space is about 2,400sqft and I have quite a few deadspots in the house due to walls and pillars. I have tried over the years using extenders... all don't work very well with slow speeds.
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this is the perfect solution for me. Just need to get a 2nd hand router
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Is it difficult to configure (ps: I am a networking novice)? I have a RT AC5300. I am thinking of getting the Lyra to work with it or buying another cheaper router to work with it in mesh mode.

My current space is about 2,400sqft and I have quite a few deadspots in the house due to walls and pillars. I have tried over the years using extenders... all don't work very well with slow speeds.
You can compare and decide which is easier but I do not find it very difficult either way.
Here are the respective setup process:

AiMesh Setup
Lyra Setup
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oh my. Not supported on AC3200. Shugs
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Old 07-01-2018, 11:37 PM   #10
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This is cool.... great for existing ASUS users
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oh my. Not supported on AC3200. Shugs
just wait for more support to be release
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Old 08-01-2018, 08:03 PM   #12
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oh my. Not supported on AC3200. Shugs
AC3300 is tri-bands.
Others are dual bands.
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i tot rt 5300 also triband?
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Old 08-01-2018, 09:48 PM   #14
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i tot rt 5300 also triband?
Most are on dual band routers, in the list; AC1900, AC2900 & AC3100.

RT/GT-5300 are the first tri-band added to the list.

Whereas AC3200 is still not stated, which most likely if RT-5300 is successful then possible it could be out sooner than later..

https://www.asus.com/AiMesh/
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Ac87 not supported?
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