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[eBay Plus] ASUS RT-AX88U AX6000 Dual Band Wi-Fi 6 $333.45, Asus RT-AX86U AX5700 $370.87 Delivered @ eBay Wireless1

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Looks like Wireless1 beating Amazon Prime price. Thanks to MJ. Enjoy :)

$333.45 ASUS RT-AX88U AX6000 Dual Band 802.11ax Wi-Fi 6 Router Back in Stock

Asus RT-AX88U | Next-Gen WiFi Standard - 802.11ax (AX Wi-fi) | Ultrafast WiFi Speed - Up to 6000Mbps | Very large range for large homes | 8 x ethernet ports | Commercial-grade Security | Better Partner with Mesh Systems | 1.8Ghz Processor | 3-year warranty

Another one. Lower than Amazon $390.39

$370.87 Asus RT-AX86U AX5700 Dual Band WiFi 6 Gaming Router WiFi

Asus RT-AX86U AX5700 Dual Band WiFi 6 Gaming Router WiFi 6 802.11ax 2.5G Port AiMesh | Mobile Game Mode | Lifetime Free Internet Security | Mesh WiFi support | 2.5G Port | Gaming Port | Adaptive QoS | Port Forwarding | Commercial-Grade Home Network Security | ASUS AiMesh support

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  • +1 vote

    The 82U (imported from the UK) also seems to be a good price: https://www.amazon.com.au/ASUS-RT-AX82U-802-11ax-Accelerator...

    • +1 vote

      Especialy it's under $300

  • +4 votes

    This is a very good price all, I recommend buying this or the AX86U version.

    • +1 vote

      Can I ask why?

      Im trying my best to search and keep up with the AX/AC router jargon over this week

      After looking at many routers to stream VR, I have found the bottleneck to be at my PCs 1000mb/s ethernet port if I buy a gaming router

      • +4 votes

        I recently went from AC to AX for VR (setup: quest 2, 3900x and rtx 3080), not really much noticable speed difference imo.

      • +2 votes

        You're not going to get AX speed unless you're about a meter or two away from the access point. It will automatically fall back to AC to compensate the loss.

        Also advertisement may say like over 2G speed blah blah, it may be true for a router's perspective but not from the client as clients never come with 4x4 antenna (most 2x2) . And there is a problem with neighbour's wifi channels… (more neighbors slower you get)

        dont believe the marketing hypes. if you get 500Mbit over wifi you're doing great.

  • +4 votes

    Damn got it from eBay sale a week ago for $374….I should wait. Very good router and good price.

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    Will this good router improve the connection speed if I am using a cat6 cord rather than Wifi?

    • +6 votes

      Wired ethernet over cat6 will always have better latency than Wifi, and often more consistent transfer speeds depending on how many other wireless devices are around you.

      But for the times you can't run a cable AX is much faster than the old B/G/N standards.

  • +2 votes

    Just bought thanks

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    10c 2 much

  • +2 votes

    I have one of these and they are a great router - and this is a great price. If I didn't already have one I'd get it now for sure….

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      same, bought it few months ago at $415
      should wait till now :(

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        same!
        But its a damn good router, and you can mesh with your old ASUS router.

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    might be a crazy good buy for those who received the $15 credit from eBay due to the EOFY code fiasco.

  • +2 votes

    PAPPSS2, cheaper using ebay app code.

  • +1 vote

    Forgive me if I'm out of the loop, but is there any reason to go for one of the mainstream brands over say a "prosumer" brand such as ubiquiti, other than price? I remember hearing about how the mainstream brands are more notorious for quality control issues. Though I assume brands like Asus are quicker to release newer features. Don't mind me, just the ramblings of a total network noob.

    • +1 vote

      There isn't many Wifi 6 Ubiquiti router and these are some of the very highly rated Wifi 6 routers (for the price).

      If you aren't after Wifi 6, you are probably in wrong post.

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    Do you need special WiFi cards to take full advantage of this router? How about phones, tablets?

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      All of the above need to have Wi-Fi 6.

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    Bought for $489 back in February. $333.45 is a much fairer price. Might be because WIFI6E coming now.

  • +1 vote

    Anyone find good deals for a WiFi 6E router?

    • +2 votes

      Right now Wi-Fi 6E routers can't be sold in Oz. Wi-Fi 6E is under review from ACMA.

      • +2 votes

        sad reacts

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    Good price but I too recommend AX86U
    My AX88U wifi is crap constantly dropping out, keeps disconnecting on every range, have to contact Asus for return or something. Never had issues with my R7000, range is also not as good
    Just dropped out now on my nest hub max

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      I got AX88U + AC68U + AC68U AiMesh combination (wired backhaul)
      never have dropout issues at all

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      Update firmware, seems to be a known issue with stock firmware! YMMV.

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      Only my old galaxy S6 drops occasionally but I think it's the phone because all others have been great. Which phone and NBN are you on?

    • +1 vote

      @BaarOzGain have you tested Merlin firmware?

      • +1 vote

        No, using stock firmware, is it ok in terms of security ?

        • +2 votes

          Merlin is open-source and been around for years.

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      Is the router firmware up to date? Heard early firmware had issues with dropouts, same with early intel wi-fi 6 drivers

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      No issues with AX88U for me, its rock solid the only time I dont have internet is when my HFC NBN goes down, which thankfully has been ls less often in the last 12 months.

      Upgraded to latest Firmware after purchasing and have since moved to Merlin.

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        Will give Merlin a try, would it void warranty ?

        • +1 vote

          Nope.

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          Being lazy here, what is Merlin and what am I gaining/losing for using it? Thanks

  • +1 vote

    Great price thanks OP, just purchased. Been wanting to replace my Netgear R8000.

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    Guys how would this compare against the google mesh wifi for a large house with brick walls?

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    What speeds are the ethernet ports rated for

    • +8 votes

      RT-AX88U
      1.8 GHz quad-core processor.
      256 MB Flash / 1 GB RAM.
      Gigabit WAN port x 1.
      Gigabit LAN ports x 8.
      WPA3-Personal.
      Horizontal design.

      RT-AX86U
      1.8 GHz quad-core processor.
      256 MB Flash / 1 GB RAM.
      Gigabit WAN port x 1.
      2.5 Gig WAN/LAN port x 1.
      Gigabit LAN ports x 4.
      WPA3-Personal.
      Vertical design.
      WAN Aggregation.

      • +3 votes

        This guy/girl writes this helpful post every deal on this router.

        • +1 vote

          Not every deal :-)

  • +1 vote

    I've been using the TUF AX3000 for 6 months and it wee's all over my all hwawei that I had to reset once a week. Has solid performance and doesn't drop for no reason - can realistically stream from multiple devices and game at the same time no problem. Also hits the black spots in my house the old router couldn't reach.

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    Bought the 88U from Wireless1 on Amazon for $371 yesterday and unable to cancel the order :(

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      If you have a spare $370, just get this and return the Amazon one when it gets to you. Just means you will be down double the money till the refund gets sent back to your account.

      They are very good with returns, especially unopened.

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        Even for third party suppliers? I bought it from Wireless1's Amazon store.

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          Sorry I was referencing the 86U which is why I said $370.00 instead of the $333.00 88U it will cost.

          But yeah, as the sale was made through Amazon it's just a simple matter of going into your order's in Amazon and selecting the cancel order option which should be availble even if it's still in transit. You will have to say the reason from a drop down menu but it should eventually say you have about 3 weeks to return it once the item is marked as delivered. Amazon will also give you a free return postage label that you will need to use to send the item back via Australia post. Just follow the instructions and once you drop it into Aus post you should get an email (sometimes within just a couple hours) saying that they have detected the return label in the system and that your refund is now being processed to your account.

          I just did this myself. I purchased the 86U that was going for $362.00 AU yesterday from a UK seller via Amazon AU. The only drawback was that it was going to come with a UK plug, but I figured I would just get an adapter from Jaycar to get around it. When I saw this deal today from Ebay, I cancelled my order which was already marked as 'shipped'. I now have a return shipping label and a time limit of August 8th to send it back to get my refund. Basically because this one was coming with an AU plug and would probably get here faster as it was in Australia to start with. It ends up being about $8 more, but now I don't have to get an a UK adapter and should also get an AU warranty.

          I've said it before, but Amazon are amazing with their returns process. There hasn't been a time that they have not given me 100% customer satisfaction.

          You just have to deal with being down twice the cost until your refund comes back.

          Shit - just saw someone post further down that there is another one on ebay AU going for $341.00 lol. Ahh well, will just leave my order as it is. Not gonna keep juggling my purchase :-)

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            @Arcticfox: Thanks for the detailed reply. My order still hasn't shipped so I tried to cancel it and got an e-mail saying "Unable to cancel items from your order", the e-mail said I can refuse delivery or return the item after it arrives. I don't see any way to return the item though, do I have to wait for it to be posted?

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              @brimmy11: Hmm you might have to, haven't had that problem before. You might have to wait.
              Alternately, give the Amazon customer service a try. They usually call within a minute (yes, really) if you select the call back option. Explain the situation (the reason you say you are returning them item I leave up to you).

              Use this link: https://www.amazon.com.au/gp/help/customer/contact-us

              The only problem you might have is if your order had other items included in it and not just the router itself. They will explain any problems but will do their best to help.

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            @Arcticfox: I ended up cancelling my 2nd order to get the $341.00 ebay order instead…
            lol couldn't help it.

  •  

    Anyone have recommendations for a fast router for apartment?

    i.e. -

    Very fast speed
    Low max range is fine (as long as interference issues aren't bad)

    • +1 vote

      RT-AX88U and RT-AX86U perform well. Do you want something cheaper?

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        Yeah, just not sure if they're overkill or not.

        I would like to be futureproofed to the extent of streaming 4K from one device to another over wifi etc., don't know whether typical ISP bundled router/modems would be good enough, or whether I should invest in a standalone

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          Not overkill for fast speed and doing things over your LAN. A cheaper router with good specs is the Asus RT-AX3000. If an ISP bundled modem/router is any good depends on the model they are supplying.

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      Get Chinese brands like a Xiaomi AX3600 if you don't feel like forking out premium prices for premium brands.

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    @Being Askhole AX88U is getting in and out of stock .. what are the chances if I take Ebay plus and it stays out of stock ?

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      No Idea but shouldn't take long to signup ebay plus and order

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        Hmmm … I live in Apartment … with fiber to node … can i use it as router with existing Belong modem/router or is it overkill for apartment ?

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    Can I ditch the NBN modem with either of these?
    I’ve got an ASUS DSL-AC68U which has served me well since 2013, but I want the newer wifi standard

    • +1 vote

      FTTP, FTTC, HFC = nbn box + Asus RT-AX.
      FTTN, FTTB = VDSL2 modem + Asus RT-AX.

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        @Twix I live in Apartment … with fiber to node … can i use it as router with existing Belong modem/router or is it overkill for apartment ?

        • +1 vote

          You can plugin the Asus router to the Belong modem. Is it overkill for FTTN probably. A cheaper router with good specs is the Asus RT-AX3000.

      • +1 vote

        Thanks so much Twix

  • +8 votes

    sydeny tec ebay $340 with ebay plus for ax86u.
    https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/353153557338?_trkparms=aid%3D111...

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      Thats great find..

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      How did you find this? I have been looking for several days.

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    what do these 300 dollar plus routers do better than regular 100 dollar ones

    • +3 votes

      Speed & range

    • +3 votes

      Stability

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      Merlin firmware

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    Can this replace the white Xbox looking thing with NBN? or does it run in tandem

    • +1 vote

      FTTP, FTTC, HFC = nbn box + Asus RT-AX.
      FTTN, FTTB = VDSL2 modem + Asus RT-AX.

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        Cheers. Its through the phone line, so I guess thats Fibre to the curb. Thats means 3 things I have to plug in, opposed to 2 when I had the old Telstra Modem/router, and a router in bridge mode.

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          Maybe not. Does the white Xbox looking box say NBN or Telstra on it? Who is your ISP and do you use the ISPs VoIP service?

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            @Twix: Yeah, everythings from Telstra and we had to plug our phone into the Telstra box

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              @MCShobgite: To use Telstra's phone it is a 3 device FTTC setup. nbn box —— Telstra modem —— Asus RT-AX (setup as the access point).

              If you can rely on going mobile only go with a 2 device setup. nbn box —— Asus RT-AX (setup as the router).

              • +2 votes

                @Twix: It’s worth noting that newer Telstra nbn routers have 4g backup which can be useful in an outage.

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    Anyone have gigabit internet, and can get close to gigabit with a router on wifi? eg off an iphone.

    been through many routers and most struggle to even get 750mbps via wifi..

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      It is possible with a 2x2 Wi-Fi 6 client over 5Ghz. Who is your ISP? Which iPhone and routers have you tested?

      https://dongknows.com/asus-rt-ax88u-review/
      https://dongknows.com/asus-rt-ax86u-ax5700-gaming-router-rev...

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        I've read DongKnows thoroughly.. i test with an Iphone 12 pro max (wifi 6 modem, 2x2, 80mhz) and an M1 Macbook Air.

        I tried an Asus AX56u and only got about 300-400mbps. My current Netgear x4s d7800 ac2600 does about 300-500mbps via wifi close range.

        Maybe i haven't tried a top-end wifi6 router? although im unsure if it's a gamble worth taking as im wi-fi only..

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          500Mbps on the Netgear is to be expected. Give one of these higher end AX routers a go.

          • +1 vote

            @Twix: You've sold me haha. I'll give the AX86u a go - seems to be the slightly better wifi-focussed router of the bunch according to DongKnows.. except for the GT-AX11000 (which is massive haha and expensive).

            Thanks mate!

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              @HasibA: For best performance use the macOS program

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                @Twix: done! ordered an AX86u.

                Also will download that. I've noticed Google's speediest generally runs faster and gives better results…. if i can even hit 750mbps via wifi on a gigabit connection, i'll be stoked!!

                • +1 vote

                  @HasibA: Browser tests can chuck a hissy fit with Gigabit. The program is more reliable.

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        how is the parental control software on it? Rather I should ask which is the best router with the best parental control.

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    Any suggestions for a modem/router combo for my home NBN? Ever since Telstra sent me their new/standard one a year or so ago, it drops out randomly and my security cameras don’t load properly on the app/timeout.. speed is ok when I test it but it’s evidently a dodgy piece of equipment as I didn’t have this issue before. Telstra want me to pay for a replacement, which I don’t see the value in if there’s something else better out there, and I don’t have the old NBN Telstra router that worked fine..

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      Do you have FTTN, FTTB, FTTC, FTTP, HFC? Do you use Telstra's VoIP phone service?

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        FTTN. No, I don’t use any VoIP services. Any assistance or recommendations for a replacement appreciated! :)
        FWIW we have the cameras, TV’s, consoles, phones, laptops etc all connected, plenty of devices all over the house if that matters, though wasn’t as issue before.

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          Telstra's modem is actually good for FTTN syncing. Is it the Wi-Fi dropping or the VDSL losing sync? Does the Wi-Fi appear as one name or have you split it into 2.4Ghz and 5Ghz?

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            @Twix: The Wi-Fi just randomly drops out since this modem was installed. I notice it every few days or so, or it will tell me my connection has dropped while gaming, or watching Netflix etc - again not all the time, but often enough. And my ProVision camera system would not connect to it. Got it to, but it’s awful and drops out again 20 seconds after finally connecting to the network. I don’t know enough about these things to know if VDSL is losing sync, don’t know what that means sorry.

            The Wi-Fi has 2.4Ghz and 5Ghz both showing as available.

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              @handles1: Next time you get a dropout check if the WAN light goes off from the Telstra modem. For FTTN I would use the Telstra modem + one of these Asus routers or Telstra modem + TP-Link Deco M9 or M5. Disable Telstra modem Wi-Fi in it's settings menu or press the Wi-Fi button until the light goes off. For a combo TP-Link Archer VR2800.

              • +1 vote

                @Twix: Thanks for the info and recommendation, will try that.

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    @Twix @HasibA @Being Askhole

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NDB4NJ_sesg

    Can this be the reason for these routers going cheap ?

    • +1 vote

      Nah Asus sell many AX routers.

    • +3 votes

      I think these ones are on offer due to Amazon prime.

    • +4 votes

      Nah, dont think so. Many models sold. Seems this is a normal sale.

      We're about 1-3 years away from getting 6Ghz approved according to my networking mates, and as such, wifi 6e doesn't mean much until that's approved. Then, chuck a year or two for it to become mainstream imo.

      The router you linked is very nice, but very niche.

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      Nope