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Pros

This is fantastic! Will buy again. Although it was aggravating, it didn't take too much time. Worth every penny. One down side.

Asus merlin is essentially ddwrt but with the asus interface. You don't even have to change anything when you upgrade to merlin. The firewall on this one freed up a few more cycles for all the devices that i have connected because it's connected to an...  Read More



Cons

Customer support offers literally zero help besides offering to replace it with a two month turnaround time. What good is a warranty if you're forced to buy another router while waiting for a certified refurb to replace what is already a substandard p...  Read More

This asus repeater consistently gets only about 1mbps speeds download. No modes to limit you to use it as extender or media bridge. Attempting to use wps to connect the two devices is equally useless even when the two units are sitting side by side. A...  Read More

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Quality


Easy to set up, especially with the app.


Oversll it is worth to buy this product.


The issue with the aimesh nodes is that the connection strength is wider though not as strong as the main router.


The fw that came with the unit does support aimesh but didn't sync-up with a another asus aimesh router partner.


Here's the best way to set them up for aimeshconnect the aimesh node (blue cave) to router and set up as a router.

Price


Do note: if you are running an older router that can do aimesh but aimesh isn't showing up as an option on your router admin pa...  Read More

Packaging/appearance


I think this is honestly the first piece of tech i've gotten in a while that just worked right out of the box.


My only complaint is that there is a dark hidden button that turns the wi-fi on and off on the side.


I almost got ready to repackage and send it back after all those failed setup attempts.

Competitiveness


I recently set up an aimesh network using these routers:asus ax5400 wifi 6 gaming router (rt-ax82u)asus ac2600 wifi router (blu...  Read More


Works well and better than most other brands of home networking devices.


No router (or main aimesh router) reset required.


In summary, update fw on all your aimesh units then do the installation.


Follow-up review: i had this configured as as an aimesh.

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I think this is honestly the first piece of tech I've gotten in a while that just worked right out of the box. I don't know wha...  Read More

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If you plan to use the Blue Cave in AiMesh node mode, MAKE SURE you update the FW to the latest by getting it from the Asus web...  Read More


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    Posted by a reviewer on Amazon

    Adding the node to the mesh network was easy enough, but performing it's first firmware update required a bit of effort and had to be done manually.


    Posted by a reviewer on Amazon

    After approximately 15 months it's no longer functioning.


    Posted by a reviewer on Amazon

    Throughout its 15 month lifespan, it would occasionally need to be rebooted to restore wi-fi coverage on the side of the house where this unit was located.


    Posted by a reviewer on Amazon

    Today, after several failed attempts to reboot and factory reset this device, i'm throwing in the towel.


    Posted by a reviewer on Amazon

    At this point, it's a high priced paper weight with blue lights.


    Posted by a reviewer on Amazon

    My original router (rt-ac68u v2) has worked fine for several years.


    Posted by a reviewer on Amazon

    I'm disappointed that this device couldn't do the same.


    Posted by a reviewer on Amazon

    The rt-ac68u v3 is currently being used as an additional network (not as a mesh node).

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