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rt-ac5300 v.s. rt-ax86u

Let me start by saying I have no AX devices, and no 2.5 GHz network card devices.

Saturday, I was in a rush to make a purchase. I found out I had the ability to expense a router purchase, but only if done before the end of the month. I ended up choosing the RT-AC5300 which based on specs seemed like a good choice.

However, as soon as I started configuring it started giving me invalid ip address errors. It simply did not want to accept valid IP address for LAN, DHCP, and DNS entries. I finally ended up flashing the beta version for 386.1. That resolved this particular issue. Since they I had all sorts of stability problems, it crashed once and erased all my settings because I activated one of the new features... (That was particularly painful, because I had to do a NVRAM reset on each node to reconnect them.) Whenever a node is rebooted, the router goes offline for 2 minutes even for wired connections. The wifi regularly drops, etc.

I have think I have configured my way around all these problems now. It was a pain. I was expecting I could just literally copy my settings manually from my AC86U... But it ended up being a completely from scratch new network configuration.

The question is should I return this and get the AX86U instead? I suspect if I find a staples coupon, the price will be almost exactly the same. Now the reason I selected the AC5300 is I thought tri-band would help, and I really needed better 2.4 GHz support. But the 2.4 GHz support seems no better than an AC86U, and the third band ends up being a deadicated backhaul to my one and only one wireless node, which is acting more as just a wireless access point for a wired connection than a wifi router.

So would I be better off to return the AC5300, and get the AX86U instead. I think all the problems I've seen are sufficient to call it defective. Or would I just be exchanging one set of problems for another?
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i have the gt-ac5300 witch is the same router but with 8 ports instead of 4 i haven't had no issues with it although it dont try to manually config any of the ips i just let it do its own thing and it works fine.
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aaron158 wrote: i have the gt-ac5300 witch is the same router but with 8 ports instead of 4 i haven't had no issues with it although it dont try to manually config any of the ips i just let it do its own thing and it works fine.
Yes, I would be surprised if it has issues using out of the box self configuration. That would be too obvious for ASUS to overlook in releases.

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