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I have the Fibre 900 package being installed tomorrow and am looking at potential options to replace the BT SH2 which I have been sent. I would like to have access to additional features (QoS etc) and I have also read of some issues with the SH2 on the higher FTTP packages.
I am currently considering purchasing 2 x Asus RT-86U's (or even 1 x 86U as main router and a 68U via aimesh) with the router replacing the SH2 and the other connected via AiMesh to boost signal upstairs where it can sometimes be patchy. For reference my house is a typical 4 bed detached new build (circa 2012) so no thick walls etc.
I am not planning to go Wi-Fi 6 but instead I plan to look at 6e once more products are released, so this solution is more a 12-18 months one so not intending to spend huge amounts of money. In the house we have a variety of devices that will connect via Wi-Fi (an LG B7 OLED TV, 2 x Nintendo Switches, 3 x LG LM630 TV's, iPhone XS, 6S and Samsung A71 phones, an Xbox One X and a Xbox One S and also 2 x Echo Dot 4th gens) - all of which are capable of dual band 802.11ac but none capable of Wi-Fi 6.
I did look at the BT complete Wi-Fi disc options but have read this can be patchy performance wise?
AiMesh seems to be a very good system and so I was wondering if anyone has a similar setup to comment on performance? Interested to get comments on the AiMesh setup, i.e. 86u/86u or 86u/68u or even 68u/68u for usage?
I am just mindful that I will have 900mb and would like the devices to be the bottleneck not the Wi-Fi if possible, so aim is for all to be able to get good signal on 5GHz 802.11ac across the house. Still open to other suggestions as well.
ASUS AiMesh could handle all that with ease. Your choice on 2x RT-86u's or 1 + RT-68U.