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thamch
post Jul 16 2018, 07:22 AM

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Put your purchase of AC86U on hold first. My unit is having 5Ghz problem. After few days it will disabled by itself. I've tried Merlin beta firmware still having the same problem. Will try latest stock firmware and see.
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post Jul 16 2018, 08:07 AM

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QUOTE(JayceOoi @ Sep 1 2017, 12:01 PM)
Performance Result
Err... Wireless range is not better / on par than existing ASUS RT-AC68U? Yes, that's the case for the new ASUS RT-AC86U Wi-Fi Router. Run lot of tests on different locations, both 2.4GHz and 5GHz wireless range does a bit shorter than previous one. Little bit disappointed no doubt with 4 dBm shorter. As usual, both of them are placed at the same spot on 1st floor. And screenshots below were taken while I was on ground floor. Note - Jayce-ASUS == RT-AC68U. Anyhow, it still can cover whole double storey house easily with 2.4GHz. 5GHz good for half the coverage as usual.

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The iperf test for ac86u is perform on 5GHz with 4x4 spatial stream?

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post Jul 16 2018, 08:14 AM

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QUOTE(stella_purple @ Jul 16 2018, 08:07 AM)
The iperf test for ac86u is perform on 5GHz with 4x4 spatial stream?
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Sorry, didn't mention in the review. 2x2 only. Don't have another 4x4 device to test.
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post Jul 16 2018, 09:13 AM

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QUOTE(JayceOoi @ Jul 16 2018, 08:14 AM)
Sorry, didn't mention in the review. 2x2 only. Don't have another 4x4 device to test.
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thumbsup.gif no problem, may be with 4x4 device, it can reach higher speed.
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post Jul 17 2018, 10:59 AM

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QUOTE(thamch @ Jul 16 2018, 07:22 AM)
Put your purchase of AC86U on hold first.  My unit is having 5Ghz problem.  After few days it will disabled by itself.  I've tried Merlin beta firmware still having the same problem.  Will try latest stock firmware and see.
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What's the outcome? Defective unit?

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post Jul 18 2018, 10:16 AM

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QUOTE(Barricade @ Jul 17 2018, 10:59 AM)
What's the outcome? Defective unit?
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I suspected defective unit. Order AC5300. Awaiting it to arrive then see how to RMA the China unit.
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post Jul 18 2018, 10:17 AM

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QUOTE(thamch @ Jul 18 2018, 10:16 AM)
I suspected defective unit.  Order AC5300.  Awaiting it to arrive then see how to RMA the China unit.
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which hardware rev? 1.42? hmm.gif
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post Jul 18 2018, 10:22 AM

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QUOTE(Ebony & Ivory @ Jul 18 2018, 10:17 AM)
which hardware rev? 1.42? hmm.gif
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Will check at night.
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post Jul 18 2018, 01:40 PM

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QUOTE(thamch @ Jul 18 2018, 10:16 AM)
I suspected defective unit.  Order AC5300.  Awaiting it to arrive then see how to RMA the China unit.
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Hello, did you buy from taobao? Mind sharing (or PM me) the taobao link? So RT-AC5300 is a better buy compared to RT-AC86U?

Also, sorry for the n00b question; what's the difference between RT and the GT model for AC5300?

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post Jul 18 2018, 02:26 PM

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QUOTE(coo|dude @ Jul 18 2018, 01:40 PM)
Hello, did you buy from taobao? Mind sharing (or PM me) the taobao link? So RT-AC5300 is a better buy compared to RT-AC86U?

Also, sorry for the n00b question; what's the difference between RT and the GT model for AC5300?
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I've ordered RT-AC5300 from Shopee@RM800. Hopefully it is not a scam. Awaiting for it to arrive.
GT is gaming router and more power.

RT-AC5300 processor is slower than RT-AC86U.

RT-AC86U bought from Taobao and fly in. Total all in less than RM700. But now 5Ghz not working. The risk is there.

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post Jul 18 2018, 04:23 PM

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QUOTE(thamch @ Jul 18 2018, 02:26 PM)
I've ordered RT-AC5300 from Shopee@RM800.  Hopefully it is not a scam.  Awaiting for it to arrive.
GT is gaming router and more power.
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RM800?! That's cheaper than Taobao. Mind sharing the link, and keep us posted when you have received and tested it?

QUOTE(thamch @ Jul 18 2018, 02:26 PM)
RT-AC5300 processor is slower than RT-AC86U.
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Read that difference online too. I guess it's a battle between higher CPU (AC86U) vs WiFi range (AC5300). Some reviews said AC5300 has a horrible wall penetration. (I have a concrete walls at home and is contemplating on it).
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post Jul 18 2018, 09:31 PM

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QUOTE(coo|dude @ Jul 18 2018, 04:23 PM)
RM800?! That's cheaper than Taobao. Mind sharing the link, and keep us posted when you have received and tested it?

Read that difference online too. I guess it's a battle between higher CPU (AC86U) vs WiFi range (AC5300). Some reviews said AC5300 has a horrible wall penetration. (I have a concrete walls at home and is contemplating on it).
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https://shopee.com.my/ASUS-RT-AC5300-Tri-Ba...4761.1237910274
Awaiting item to arrive. Hopefully it is genuine.

If your house is big. Go for MESH network.
Mine is a small house. Should be fine.
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post Jul 18 2018, 09:48 PM

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QUOTE(thamch @ Jul 18 2018, 10:22 AM)
Will check at night.
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Ver 1.5
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Does the unit got hot if p2p the whole day?
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post Today, 08:28 PM

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QUOTE(thamch @ Jul 18 2018, 09:31 PM)
https://shopee.com.my/ASUS-RT-AC5300-Tri-Ba...4761.1237910274
Awaiting item to arrive.  Hopefully it is genuine.

If your house is big.  Go for MESH network.
Mine is a small house.  Should be fine.
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Item arrived today. But it is a used unit. Complaining to the seller.
Configured and it is running fine.
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Anyone here uses GT AC5300? How does it compared to AC86U?

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