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    Isn't the RT-AC86U a bit faster than the R7800?

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    What do you mean by "faster"? The overall AC rating number doesn't mean it performs faster in real world use. They basically add up all the link rates to come up with an AC class number. In some cases, you need very specific hardware on your client computer in order to get maximum performance. I'd look at the 2.4GHz and 5GHz downlink throughput.

    This is the link I posted earlier.
    SNB Router ranker:
    https://www.smallnetbuilder.com/tool...rs/router/view

    These are the individual reviews:
    R7800: https://www.smallnetbuilder.com/wire...outer-reviewed

    RT-AC86U: https://www.smallnetbuilder.com/wire...outer-reviewed

    Since both support Broadcom's non-standard 1024 QAM, the inflated "class math" comes out to 750 Mbps for 2.4 GHz + 2167 Mbps for 5 GHz = 2917 Mbps...
    So for most of us, the AC86 should be considered AC2300 class with maximum link rates of 600 Mbps in 2.4 GHz and 1733 Mbps in 5 GHz with devices that support 256 QAM.

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    I have read a few negative reviews on the Asus RT-AC86U. What router would you suggest that would be one step up (better) from either of these 2 models?

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    Are you only looking at Asus routers? What were the complaints?

    For the price, I've heard good things about TP-Link routers also. The Netgear R7000 used to be my go to router, but it's getting kind of old.

    You could also start looking at AX routers. If you look near the bottom of this link, it has the older AC router recommendations also.

    https://www.nytimes.com/wirecutter/r...-wi-fi-router/

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    One review said it died after a short period of time. The Netgear R7000 has good reviews, but it doesn't say it is win 10 compatible.

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    The R7000 definitely works with Win10. You'd access the settings through a browser anyway. It's still about $150.

    I've heard good things about the TP-Link AX50, but I haven't worked with one personally. It's also about $150, and it's an AX router.

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    What is the difference between the ac and the ax?

    I shouldn't loose multiple times a day when numerous devices in house are using it with the TP-Link AX50 like my Asus does?

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    AX is the new standard, aka WiFi6.
    https://www.rfwireless-world.com/Ter...-802-11ax.html
    https://www.digitalcitizen.life/what...-fi-6-wi-fi-5/

    You shouldn't be seeing lost connections that often. I'm not sure if your old router is failing or is just overloaded.

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    If I were buying a new WiFi router, I would want something that, in addition to being reliable, would have the latest capabilities so I would not need to purchase another one with better specs for as long as possible.

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    Midknyte, I think it could be overheating now that you mentioned it. It happens when there are a lot of devices using the router.


    Which router would you recommend that is reliable and that has good specs that I wouldn't have to purchase another one for awhile?

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    I have seen a lot of routers, switches, and other networking components that do not have proper cooling. I have some of mine on small laptop cooling stands with fans.

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    Unfortunately, we're on the tail end of AC, and just starting with AX. At this point, I would be looking more at mid-range AX routers. Top-tier AX is still expensive. It's hard to know the reliability of AX routers, since they are relatively new.

    https://www.tomsguide.com/best-picks...i-fi-6-routers

    I already mentioned the TP-Link AX50, so you could compare that to other AX routers.

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    I am considering the AX50. Would this router not overheat at quickly like the one that i have when using the same devices in house?

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    The case appears to have vents on the underside and some triangular ventilation areas on the top. Like most routers, I would place this one on a cooling stand. I have not seen any reviews that mentioned it getting hot, but you could look for any that do.

    This or similar items:
    https://www.amazon.com/Cooler-Master.../dp/B00ED3WMTC

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