Dumb AP around 50/60Eur

How are so many people claims that 5ghz isn't working?

because they are talking about mt76

Does 5ghz works for you?

Yes, maximum throughput to my ISP 200 down (/ 100+ up ; because of slow firewall checking outgoing traffic) . Haven't bothered to test network internal throughput but can do that once if you would need that.

I was asking about the 5ghz band because re650 use the same chipsets of dir-882

I see no problems in use, throughput is good, and roaming works well if there is a better AP close by... Using MediaTek MT7615E 802.11nac for 5GHz.

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It looks like the ones selling now are V2 which is not supported. @nicefile do you know anything about this?

What about the Asus RT-AX53U? Didn't found any issue on the forum.

I think that one has a MT9715 DBDC 802.11ax radio, I have a PoE AP with the same radio (EAP615-Wall) and happy with it.

It looks they use the same chips https://openwrt.org/toh/asus/rt-ax53u vs https://openwrt.org/toh/tp-link/eap615-wall thank you for your input :slight_smile:

I'll buy one of this until the end of the day https://www.amazon.es/-/pt/dp/B099X58J8D vs https://www.amazon.es/-/pt/dp/B07QYGCGS7 the only downside of the ASUS is that is not sold by Amazon what makes it harder to return If need to.

Keep in mind the 8300 is a tri-band device, max AC speed is 867.

Thank you all. Bought the Asus RT-AX53U. As soon as they arrived I keep you update :slight_smile:

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congrats! Got inspired by your quest and got a second RE650 (at 20 eur it was a steal). Now just need to upgrade my ISP plan :wink:

Couldn't find any for less than 90€ from Spain or Portugal. Where did you get yours?

last unit, local shop in NL :four_leaf_clover:

I finally got my APs but they don't perform as I hoped. There is an improvement over the extender but the performance is worse than the ISP Router. I'll try to return at least one of them.


I did the test again for the office and add another laptop to the test because the results didn't make sense. The AP are performing equivalent to the ISP except for one device (Dell XPS13 with Ubuntu). I run iperf several times and couldn't get again 340mbps so maybe i wrote the value wrong. All the values are running iperf without -R so it is the upload speed from client to server.

The only concern I have right now is the room. I'll try to move the AP to the closet next door that is near the suite and also far from the switchboard.

If that doesn't work I may try an EAP615-Wall. It looks good at 30 feet comparing with rt-ax53u:

https://www.mbreviews.com/tp-link-eap615-wall-plate-review/ vs https://www.mbreviews.com/asus-rt-ax53u-wifi-6-router-review/

Hi :slight_smile:
I wasn't happy with the speed on the room. I didn't write the results above but in the room #2 the results were even worse so I ordered a tplink 615-wall. The results are identical:

However I got aproved to move the eap615-wall to outside of the cabinet and place it on the wall. I didn't write the results for this but now I have aroung ~350/400mbps on the rooms :slight_smile:

I did return the ax53u and need to buy another eap615-wall. It is 30$ more expensive but because of it's form factor I can move it outside.

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WAF is a force to reckon with :wink:.

The Force is strong with this one