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[Best Buy] Asus RT-AX58u AX3000 WiFi6 wireless router - $189.99

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Sep 13, 2011
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Québec
fern54 wrote: So would the US 6e models still be sold here and the 6ghz band just be disabled for now? Routers last a long time so would be good to future proof
Yes, like I said in other post, WIFI6E use a geolocalization database for most channel. So once your usa router and it's intergrated GPS receiver connect to the database, it will prohibit emission on most channels. A future update could allow acess in the futre...
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Aug 21, 2016
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elgros4 wrote: Yes, like I said in other post, WIFI6E use a geolocalization database for most channel. So once your usa router and it's intergrated GPS receiver connect to the database, it will prohibit emission on most channels. A future update could allow acess in the futre...
Great, so it looks like holding out for a little longer might be best. A lot of these wifi 6 models are 2 years old at this point so the new ones are bound to have better CPUs or additional features beyond just the 6 GHz channel
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Jun 20, 2020
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Toronto
elgros4 wrote: according to it's spects, RT-AX56U is a dual band router:
https://www.asus.com/ca-en/Networking/R ... fications/
RT-AX56U (AX1800) supports 80MHz bandwidth and 1024-QAM for dramatically faster wireless connections. With a total networking speed of about 1800Mbps — 574 Mbps on the 2.4GHz band and 1201 Mbps on the 5GHz band.
RT-AX58U (AX3000) supports 160MHz bandwidth and 1024-QAM for dramatically faster wireless connections. With a total networking speed of about 3000Mbps — 574 Mbps on the 2.4GHz band and 2402 Mbps on the 5GHz band.

802.11ac is faster on RT-AX58U, up to 1734 Mbps vs up to 867 Mbps

The four external antennas on the RT-AX58U might make a difference in signal strength and coverage
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Sep 10, 2013
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Toronto
crayz016 wrote: Anyone using this to supplement their Bell HH3000? I've sat on the DSLreports forums for a while and can't seem to have any luck with a workaround to get Internet + TV working with a "personal" router (only just the Internet part)

Only interim solution is to double-NAT, which...yeah, no
MayorOfToronto wrote: If you have no choice but to use the HH3000 then you can just put the router in the DMZ of the HH to bypass the NAT of the HH.
crayz016 wrote: Never seems to fully work when I've attempted in the past.
Curious to hear more about this approach - any links to good guides? I'll be setting it up soon. And curious to hear why it didn't work for you
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Jan 29, 2013
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Toronto
knightmayor wrote: Curious to hear more about this approach - any links to good guides? I'll be setting it up soon. And curious to hear why it didn't work for you
It just...doesn't. I'll be connected just fine, but then I get intermittent connectivity on the actual receiver(s) at the TV.
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Jun 20, 2020
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stangri wrote: And you may want to consider OpenWrt not just because it's open source, transparent and free, gets updated with security fixes and improvements multiple times a year for *all* supported routers, but because it's like a smart-phone where you can install different additional apps, like ad-blocking, encrypted DNS, different VPNs (both client and server, so you could connect to your home network from anywhere), etc, compared to the stock firmware which is more like a dumb-phone, where you are limited to selection of the apps by what has manufacturer shipped.
Not sure why you are pushing Xiaomi and OpenWrt in this thread.

ASUSWRT, the firmware developed by Asus for use on all their recent routers was originally based on Tomato. It got extensively modified by Asus over the years as they added their own features to it.
https://www.asus.com/us/ASUSWRT/

Many of us use Asuswrt-Merlin. It is an alternative, customized version of that firmware. Developed by Eric Sauvageau, its primary goals are to enhance the existing firmware without bringing any radical changes, and to fix some of the known issues and limitations, while maintaining the same level of performance as the original firmware.
https://www.asuswrt-merlin.net/

Much of what you wrote can be found in this firmware
Check the features page, https://www.asuswrt-merlin.net/features

You can also setup Entware, a modern alternative to Optware.
https://github.com/RMerl/asuswrt-merlin.ng/wiki/Entware

"For those unfamiliar with Optware: it's a software repository that offers various software programs that can be installed on your router. They allow you to add new functionality to your router (provided you have the know-how to properly configure them). This allows you, for example, to install and run the Asterisk SIP server on your router."
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May 5, 2008
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Calgary
Dhanushan wrote: The use of the 6GHz wireless band for Wi-Fi routers in Canada still has to be approved.



Canadian WIFI6E consulation has begun
RFDers won't wait that long. We'll just start ordering from the US and shipping here.

Edit: didn't read about this GPS localization, so maybe not. Maybe some firmware can fake it though like on a rooted mobile phone and fakegps.
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Aug 14, 2017
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Teioh wrote: I got mine yesterday too and port forwarding works fine for me. I did put merlin firmware on it though.

Just an FYI if your modem has a built in router then you should be setting it to bridge mode. Double NAT and port forwarding don't go well together.
Modem was in bridge mode already. Im replacing an older TP Link router I had and I have Home assistant going on an intel NUC. So Once I replaced the TPLINK With the asus I tried to setup my port forwarding and static ip addresses to the NUC but as soon as I changed one setting then nothing would connect afterwards. I put back the TP Link router for now and everything is back to normal.

Will try updating the firmware to Merlin and see if that changes anything.
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Jun 12, 2013
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I've bypassed the HH3000 and have the tv working just fine.

The WiFi speeds don't get up to where they should though, especially given that the router is sending gigabit via ethernet.

I'm not sure why - it isn't just this router that is failing to send full gigabit via WiFi (sometimes not even twenty percent), but I also had the same issue with the TP Link Archer AX20.

I cannot figure out why in the world when the router receives gigabit that it cannot pass that on, when the same router was sending 600mbps consistently via WiFi on Rogers.

It's mind boggling.
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Jun 20, 2020
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Ruciz wrote: Fwiw I read ax86 is going on sale in a day or two about $70 off. Wait and see.
Dhanushan wrote: afaik, the RT-AX86u is going to $50 off at Newegg only on Black Friday
https://www.newegg.ca/promotions/nepro/ ... index.html

Also $50 off at Canada Computers starting Black Friday
https://www.canadacomputers.com/preview ... s-2020.php
On sale at Staples and Amazon now for $279.99

https://www.staples.ca/products/2990838 ... ing-router

https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B08H6NVB5N/
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Can anyone tell me if I can use two of these as access points with my ubiquiti dream machine to get wifi 6 or should I be sticking with Unify APs?

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