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[Staples] Asus Blue Cave AC2600 Wireless Router - $99.99

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I have TP-Link AirMesh now does anyone know this one will them work together as extra one? Thanks
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Price matched at Best Buy and bought 3. Finally gonna get in on this mesh networking. Thanks OP!
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This is a great price for an AC2600 router! What am I missing? Why aren’t these flying off the shelves?
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Thanks OP. Picked one up in store at $74.98. Super deal for a AC2600 router! Will AiMesh it with my main RT-AC86u and see how it goes.
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bimmerstein wrote: Thanks OP. Picked one up in store at $74.98. Super deal for a AC2600 router! Will AiMesh it with my main RT-AC86u and see how it goes.
How did you get it for $75 instead of $99,
Would you mind posting a receipt?
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I just picked up the 86u and in just now starting to read up on AiMesh.

Does the 2nd AiMesh router need to be connected with an ethernet or does it just broadcast it's signal through wifi?

My question I guess is that am I going to have to run ethernet from my 1 router to the other?
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TURNIPtheBEET wrote: I just picked up the 86u and in just now starting to read up on AiMesh.

Does the 2nd AiMesh router need to be connected with an ethernet or does it just broadcast it's signal through wifi?

My question I guess is that am I going to have to run ethernet from my 1 router to the other?
ethernet only needed for 1 unit only
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escape1975 wrote: How did you get it for $75 instead of $99,
Would you mind posting a receipt?
In store some staples do extra 25% discount on everything in clearance this is ymmv I believe its up to the store and they do this whenever they have too much clearance in stock. As this is a clearance item if your store has this sale you should get an extra 25% off.

Also to add, the box i had clearly had the yellow 99.99 clearance sticker on it. I suspect if your store Doesnt have the clearance sticker on it, its highly unlikely they would discount it even if they had the 25% off sale.
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escape1975 wrote: How did you get it for $75 instead of $99,
Would you mind posting a receipt?
It's a clearance item so 25% off $99.97 - $24.99 = $74.98.
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bryceton wrote: ethernet only needed for 1 unit only
But what if you can hook up both routers with ethernet? Does it make the coverage better?
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escape1975 wrote: How did you get it for $75 instead of $99,
Would you mind posting a receipt?
ARK wrote: Thanks OP, price matched with BB for $88 plus tax.
how did you PM to $88?
my PM is $92.24 plus tax
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Bought two with $10 off coupon and instore for $141 plus taxes. Thanks OP, wanted to do a mesh setup with my current Asus setup.
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dmangsr wrote: But what if you can hook up both routers with ethernet? Does it make the coverage better?
Not sure/ havent tried mesh with asus, But yes some mesh routers support hooking up the satellite routers by ethernet as well. By doing so it can be arguably more secure and reliable from my understanding.. But certainly not essential.
Coverage wouldnt really change much, except i suppose you wouldnt have to put the satellites receiver's as close together..

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