Fast, smooth & consistent connection, 3rd radio works as 5Ghz pipeline in AI Mesh mode, easy setup.
Easy to setup I have a $300 wireless router in my office on the second floor that struggles to reach the first floor I got this mesh pair one in the Man Cave further away from the rest of the house. One on the first floor we now have great internet throughout the house. Directions were very simple to follow.
These are white so they blend in with stuff in my home better than black would.
I researched mesh router systems for several months and after reading many reviews settled on the Asus Zen Wifi 6 XT8 as my choice. I have not been disappointed. I now have wide and strong coverage throughout my house (approximately 3,500 sq ft). Prior to the Asus system I was typically seeing 38 Mbps in my Office (where the former router was installed), 30 Mbps in the Family Room and 24 Mbps at the furthest point in the house. There are several walls as well as distance between these locations and I was dissatisfied with all the "loss" I was encountering. As I write this I see 327 Mbps in my Office, 326 Mbps in the Family Room and 231Mbps at the furthest point. As a reference, my desktop computer is hard wired via ethernet to the mesh router. I am getting 331 Mbps via ethernet, so both the router and node are passing through at over 70-98% of the ethernet connection. The Asus router is set up in my Office and the node in the Family Room about 40 feet away from the router. I pay for 275 Mbps from my internet service provider...obviously they are not limiting me to 275 Mbps since I am seeing greater than that in actuality. The improvement from my old router to the Asus mesh system is astonishing. The relatively small dimensions of the Asus Zen Wifi XT8 also appealed to me. I wanted something that was small and could be discretely placed in various locations. Another factor in my decision was that the ZenWifi AX8 has 3 LAN ports of which I am using two. Negates the necessity of requiring an additional switch. I used the android phone app to do the setup (just be sure to download it prior to starting the setup) and find that now I refer to the desktop app at router.asus.com to do all the other setup such as traffic monitoring, setting security, etc.
- Easy to set up - works well in a 2800 sq ft home
- Super simple setup with a smartphone - So far changing between the "Decos" as I have moved from one side of my house to the other as well as the garage has been trouble free - Built in security.
Flash Merlin on it very easy. Set up cake or other QoS Works with spectrum modem.
I used them to connect cameras. The nvr only had a cat5 conection. Iwas able to connect the living without to having to wire the house.
The app is very easy to use and offers setup for a new installation or in my case adding additional units to my existing Deco X68 mesh system.
I always get nervous changing things on my home network. I was able to change my router and configure my whole network within two hours. I have a system in which I utilize 4 powerline units (netgear). 2 Router access points belkin and linksys. media server. dedicated NAS--synology. dedicated HP 4200 network printer--laser via wire and HP multifunction via wifi photosmart HP 7550. MBP. protege. hp pavillion. home desktop i7. all of it worked flawlessly, including the connected WD live hubs and TVs. Software pretty self-explanatory, with excellent features. have not used the networked usb or nas connection yet. Never had a better guest network. If you can spend the money, it is a no brainer. Transmission strength is the strongest I have ever used. I just have it in the basement, but still can get to the center of the second floor . . . I need the other AP for the house additions on the sides. yay for powerlines.
- got upstairs and downstairs covered - fast - connects all my devices - looks great - modular if i move into a different place
-- Very straightforward setup. == Solid signal with no dropouts.