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


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]


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.