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[Best Buy] ASUS AC3100 RT-AC3100 Wireless Router $219.99

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[Best Buy] ASUS AC3100 RT-AC3100 Wireless Router $219.99

The ASUS AC3100 Wireless Dual-Band 4-Port Gigabit Wi-Fi 5 Gaming Router w/AiProtection is on sale at Bestbuy for $219.99. A savings of $110 and a great router to run your stuff off of or even setup a mesh system with this as the base. I have the 8 ethernet version of this as well as this as a satellite for my mesh setup and I am more than happy with the results.
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The AC86U is the better deal when on sale at $179.99.
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vkizzle wrote: The AC86U is the better deal when on sale at $179.99.
slightly better yes, but now it's back to regular price at $269 and this is a better router overall and $110 off of the regular price. Those that missed that deal can now hop onboard this and land a higher performance router. It's not everyday these routers go on sale
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Ethanz wrote: any 8 port routers?
How much you want to spend?
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DannyH17 wrote: Doesn't seem to be in stock anywhere
Not in store but it is still available online
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AC86U will be most likely on sale again next week may be on staples and best buy thats is been happening from past month or so
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The AC86U has a 1.8 Ghz dual core and the 3100 has a 1.4 Ghz dual core. The 86U also has more onboard storage, but that probably doesn't matter unless you're loading a bunch of apps onto it.
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Just lookin for feedback guys, would any recommend router or mesh for gaming and all around
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CameraBill wrote: The AC86U has a 1.8 Ghz dual core and the 3100 has a 1.4 Ghz dual core. The 86U also has more onboard storage, but that probably doesn't matter unless you're loading a bunch of apps onto it.
The AC3100 has double the ram at 1024 MB while the 86U has 512 MB and almost double the speeds as well with 1148 + 4804 Mbps for the 3100 and 750 + 2167 Mbps for the 86U.
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According to my research, the AC-86U is a better overall router than the AC-3100. Even though on the Asus model line-up, the AC-3100 ranks higher, the AC-86U is a better router for a number of reasons. Also, the 200 Ghz difference in maximum throughout is not very significant. I ended up buying the AC-86U at $180.

I found this from an article. You need to read both sections to get the full picture.

Comparison of ASUS RT-AC86U Vs RT-AC88U

The most notable differences between the two router models are the following:

ASUS RT-AC86U Pros

Better CPU (64bit dual-core 1.8GHz compared to 1.4GHz).
Newer model (launched in 2017 compared to 2015).
Newer Broadcom chipset.
Takes less space (vertical placement instead of horizontal).
Cheaper.

ASUS RT-AC88U Pros

AC3100 class on WiFi compared to AC2900 of the AC86U model.
8 Gigabit LAN ports compared to 4 ports. Great for homes with many hardwired clients.
Port aggregation supported on LAN wired ports as described above. The AC86U does not support port aggregation.

Comparison of ASUS RT-AC88U Vs RT-AC3100

As mentioned above, ASUS managed to create some confusion by launching two (almost) identical models.

So, to summarize, here are the only differences between the two routers:

There are 8 Gigabit LAN ports on RT-AC88U compared to 4 Gigabit ports of RT-AC3100
The first model has a red color on its antennas!!
The RT-AC3100 is slightly cheaper.


https://www.tech21century.com/asus-rt-a ... vs-ac3200/

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