RT-68U wireless bridge kicking the bucket, replace with Athena-EX or EX8000?

Discussion in 'Networking & Security' started by AshG, Jul 5, 2018.

  1. AshG

    AshG n00bie

    Jul 11, 2016
    My old Asus AC68U is finally ready to go to the great parts bin in the sky. It just couldn't handle life as a media hub for my office and the issues just kept mounting up regardless of firmware.

    My house network is powered by an Edgerouter X and a AP-AC-PRO. Super stable and fast! I need a new media bridge to service my office. The two I've identified as potential replacements are the Amped Wireless Athena-EX and the Netgear EX8000. Both have solid reviews across a variety of sites. Netgear is a known entity to me; I've never owned anything from Amped Wireless.

    What saith the peanut gallery? Which would you recommend?

    [Why a wireless bridge? Rental house: can't run patch, can't move modem, bad wiring makes powerline networking poor]
  2. mda

    mda [H]ard|Gawd

    Mar 23, 2011
    I'm unsure if this will work, but how about another AP AC PRO? The PRO has a secondary LAN port it can use.

    What I'm not sure about is if the bridge will work over the AP AC PRO on wireless uplink instead of wired.