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Asus RT-AX55 802.11ax Dual-Band Aimesh Wireless-AX1800 Gigabit Router $169 Delivered @ Centrecom

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I have been looking for a decent entry level router with Wifi 6 and NBN support and have found this from Centrecom as part of their Black Friday promo.

I believe this is a good buy as the normal selling price is around $200 - $230 according to eBay and StaticIce.

AX1800 Dual Band WiFi 6 (802.11ax) Router supporting MU-MIMO and OFDMA technology, with AiProtection Classic network security powered by Trend Micro™, compatible with ASUS AiMesh WiFi system
Next-Gen WiFi Standard - Supporting the latest WiFi standard 802.11AX (WiFi 6) for better capacity and efficiency
Ultra-fast WiFi Speed – RT-AX55 supports 1024-QAM for dramatically faster wireless connections. With a total networking speed of about 1800Mbps — 574 Mbps on the 2.4GHz band and 1201 Mbps on the 5GHz band.
Increase Capacity and Efficiency – Supporting not only MU-MIMO but also OFDMA technique to efficiently allocate channels, communicate with multiple devices simultaneously
Protection for Your Home Network– lifetime free AiProtection, powered by Trend Micro™, blocks internet security threats for all your connected smart devices.

Better Partner with Mesh System- Compatible with ASUS AiMesh WiFi system for seamless whole-home coverage.

NitroQAM™ (1024-QAM) technology - NitroQAM™ (1024-QAM) technology enables a 25% data rate while the older standard is limited to 256-QAM.

This is part of Black Friday / Cyber Monday deals for 2020

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  • Price in title, please

  • I've been using the AX92U for a while now and it has improved reliability over my old TP Link Archer wifi 5 router . Imagine this one would be as good

  • My netcomm router is pretty stable no issues with it. Does this have an increased range to possibly reach dead zones in the house?

  • Bought one last night to go with my other Asus for AiMesh.
    The Asus MU-MIMO and OFDMA tech make a huge difference across multiple devices being used simultaneously! Big fan of the configuration GUI and options, regular firmware updates also, highly recommended

  • My neighbour gave me his wifi access pasword last night and asked me to use it as he is on an unlimited plan. I can see 3 bars in my bedroom. How can I boost that signal to my entire house?

  • Ddwrtable yeah?

    • Use 'asus merlin' instead, https://www.asuswrt-merlin.net/

      Edit, does not work with AX55 yet
      RT-AC66U_B1 (same firmware as the RT-AC68U)
      RT-AC68U (including revisions C1 and E1)
      RT-AC68P (same firmware as RT-AC68U)
      RT-AC68UF (same firmware as RT-AC68U)
      RT-AC87
      RT-AC3200
      RT-AC88U
      RT-AC3100
      RT-AC5300
      RT-AC1900 (same firmware as RT-AC68U)
      RT-AC1900P (same firmware as RT-AC68U)
      RT-AC86U (starting with version 382.1)
      RT-AC2900 (same firmware as RT-AC86U)
      RT-AX88U
      RT-AX56U
      RT-AX58U
      RT-AX3000 (same firmware as RT-AX58U)

      • Do you mind elaborate the above table? Are you saying RT-AC68U still not compatible with this router RT-AX55?
        Thank you for your help.

        • Direct copy from the website

          Asuswrt-Merlin officially supports the following router models:

          RT-AC66U_B1 (same firmware as the RT-AC68U)
          RT-AC68U (including revisions C1 and E1)
          RT-AC68P (same firmware as RT-AC68U)
          RT-AC68UF (same firmware as RT-AC68U)
          RT-AC87
          RT-AC3200
          RT-AC88U
          RT-AC3100
          RT-AC5300
          RT-AC1900 (same firmware as RT-AC68U)
          RT-AC1900P (same firmware as RT-AC68U)
          RT-AC86U (starting with version 382.1)
          RT-AC2900 (same firmware as RT-AC86U)
          RT-AX88U
          RT-AX56U
          RT-AX58U
          RT-AX3000 (same firmware as RT-AX58U)
          (Note: the U, R and W variants are all supported, as they are the exact same hardware and firmware, only different marketing SKUs or different case color)

          • @magb3: Not sure what happens if you install it and it is not 'officially' supported. It might still work. I cannot confirm.

        • Also I just checked, AC68U is on the list

  • Looking for a router and modem for when we get nbn connected and rather not use the stock one they give you. What’s a good alternative?

  • Does this have VPN Client setup capabilities?

  • Too bad it doesn't have a USB port. The dual WAN feature on my AC68U which allows it switch to a USB tethered phone when the primary connection fails was very useful.

  • Will these 2 better than this one? https://www.ozbargain.com.au/node/584849

  • I still have a router supplied by TPG and on HFC. Can this replace my default router modem? I also don't use my home phone either.

    Edit: Just looked at the back of this router, is the blue port the phone cable socket?

    • Yes this is correct. You would plug in the Ethernet cable from your NBN modem directly into the blue port.

      • Will this or the AC67U pair work with TPG FTTC as well ?

        I too have the tpg provided router along with a few Tenda WM3s, but the tendas are so un-reliable and drop once a week or so causing havoc in the smart home ecosystem, just wanna stable connection now, even at a slightly higher price.