ASUS AI Mesh

I’m a big fan of ASUS for their routers and have two of them at home, an RC-AC3100 which is an amazing gigabit router and a RT-AC66 (their first AC router). Last night I got a firmware update for the 3100 and saw the new AIMesh feature.  AIMesh is similar to what Google is doing with their Mesh routers however the big thing is you don’t have to buy a while new setup since AIMesh works with some older ASUS routers as well. Here is a nice article from Gizmodo that talks about AI Mesh as well.

My main router is upstairs and I currently use the second AC66 as a media bridge in my studio downstairs to get wired internet to my DAW. This setup has worked flawlessly with a gigabit internet connection, and since both are AC routers I get about 600 mbps throughput between the two which is pretty amazing.

I’m very curious how this would perform as a mesh. I need to find out if the AC66 could still deliver a wired connection despite it being a mesh node. Still learning about this…

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