Buy two more RT-AC66U or replace with RT-AC68U

clayton006

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I'm moving into a house (first time home buyer) and I want to setup multiple Asus routers for AP mode only on the main floor and upstairs (all major gear will be in the basement.)

I'm contemplating getting two more RT-AC66U routers to work as access points. I also saw that the RT-AC68U is out and seems to have more processing power. Should I just buy two more 66U's or sell my current 66U and get all 68's?

Or is there a better combination? Maybe I would purchase one 68U as my main router and buy one 66U and use two of those as access points?
 

ChefJoe

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Wait... do you have steel floors or something that makes them more impenetrable than the walls ? It's likely that your signal will be fine with one or possibly two routers. When operating the router in dumb AP mode, the extra processing power is probably useless.
 

Grentz

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Yeah, in AP mode the processing power won't do anything for you.
 

clayton006

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Yeah steel floors. Fair enough. I'll do maybe one 68 and get another 66 or just get two more 66's.
 

HeavensCloud

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Try with just a 68 as your main and turn the 66 you have into an AP. That may be more than enough. Easier to add more than return what you don't need.
 
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