Posted 17 January 2023

ASUS RT-AX89X 12-Stream AX6000 Dual Band Wi-Fi 6 802.11ax Router supporting MU-MIMO and OFDMA Technology £288.65 @ Amazon

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About this deal

I've been looking for routers recently and came across this bad boy. Full disclosure, it's too rich for my blood, but I thought some of the more intense Internet users might find it interesting. Believe it's the lowest price amazon has ever sold it for.

Review here

Comparison with the Asus GT-AX6000 here (more recent look at it)

Amazon blurb below

Next-Gen WiFi 6 Standard - 802.11ax WiFi standard for better efficiency and throughput.
Ultrafast WiFi Speed - 12-stream 6000Mbps WiFi speed to handle even the busiest network with ease.
Dual 10G ports - Enjoy up to 10X-faster data-transfer speeds for bandwidth-demanding tasks with 10GBase-T and 10G SFP+ networking technology port.
Wider Usage and More Convenience - 8 antennas + 8 LAN ports to support more clients at the same time.
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    No merlin support sadly
    Damn! Oh well.
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    Positives - The 10gbe ports are a real positive. The speed on the 5ghz band is faster than any other router I’ve owned.

    Negatives - But this router feels isolated from the rest of the asus line up now it noticeably doesn’t have the latest 388 firmware as well as lacking Merlin support. (edited)
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    Could run a small office on that thing
    Board meeting
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    Love it but If only it was tri-band. My mesh wireless backhaul would probably suffer greatly.

    That said Mrs would probably file for divorce if I stuck this in the living room. (edited)
    Does it not have dual 5Hz the one I have is Tri-band two 5Ghz and 1 2.4Ghz which is unused and one of the 5GHz is used for backhaul
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    Wait til it turns over and starts walking around…
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    I have two Asus routers set up as mesh and have to say is the most reliable and fastest setup we have had
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    Somewhere out there in this vast unpredictable universe.......there will be a bowl that sits on top of that perfectly
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    Is it bad to want to attach this to the ceiling and scare visitors?
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    Thought it was a trampoline for the garden
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    Needs more antennas
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    I bought GT-AX6000 from Amazon Spain last week for €247.50. Its currently €249.89 + 6.51 shipping (about £225), much better deal IMO.
    How good is the gt-ax6000 compared with the one advertised? I see it only has 2.5 ports instead of 10g....
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    This feels like it needs a lidless eye of flame hovering above it.
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    A few more antennae and it looks like a hedgehog.
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    Finally, roswell has been solved.
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    Nice ! I’m tempted to pull the trigger on the 11000 and pair up with some et12
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    It has a fan which is not inaudible, so beware of that if you actually want to buy it and use it inside an office room.
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    I am considering getting this one to complete my mesh network. Does anyone have it?
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    I have no multigig end devices yet. The 2.5G ports are for WAN (Virgin hub5 2.5G port) and another wired blackhaul to AiMesh RT-AX86, so the 1G internet is not limited between hub - routers. 10G will be useful if you have endpoints that can support (NAS storage?). Router is fast and reliable as expected.
    Makes sense. How does it work the aimesh between these above routers?
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    ear God could they make it any more ugly? Looks like the kind of thing you'd see on Darth Vaders star destroyer.
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    Will a 3rd party router like this improve ethernet wired connection to my pc for gaming? Or is it only going to improve wireless?

    Running BT FTTP 900mb package
    If you have anything connected through ethernet it should run full speed anyway!
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    I have recently moved to virgin and they gave me their useless hub3 constant drop outs couldn't cope with a modern home. I am having to be fully wifi connected due to where virgin decided to put modem. They sent am engineer out who basically said that everything is fine and that if i wanted it to work I'd need to buy their mesh pods or better still put in modem mode amd buy a mesh system from amazon. I bought a cheap huawei wifi 6 router(ws7000 has 4 antennas) for 25 and life was good. I did still suffer from distance issues from time to time.
    Bought a netgear nighthawk x6 this ones much older alien spawn brother for not much. Now all my devices are connected and getting the full speed, even one's which had to run in offline mode before. If this one has as good coverage and room penetration then i would say if you need the network storage options and other features for killing enemies faster in games then this will be a great option. Me personally I just wanted good speeds and coverage so was happy with my 2nd hand £10 purchase (they were around this one's price new)
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    Ideal coaster for a large mug
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    There's no way that is optimal aerial placement 🤦‍♂️
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    I need an upgrade from my current Virgin Media Superhub 4.0 router, and am considering the Asus RT-AX89X. I am a power user who spends a lot of time at my computer and using tech, I work with Unreal Engine 5 and do a fair amount of video production working with large assets. I would benefit from speedy network drives and massive storage that can be accessed via wifi. I currently have a 250mb internet connection with Virgin Media, and I'm fortnightly experiencing drops in connection and poor signal with my LG B7 OLED TV, as well as my Nest thermostat which seems to be 'offline' 50% of the time. Is the Asus RT-AX89X a good choice for me, or overkill, given my needs?