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ASUS Mesh Router Reviews for Home Workers 😎


Here at IDNet, we understand that a reliable internet connection whilst working from home is now more important than ever.

Mesh networking systems aren’t just about speed – they’re also designed to eliminate ‘deadspots’ in rooms or other locations that normally struggle to get a good wi-fi signal.

We’ve reviewed our latest ASUS routers and compiled a handy list below. Enjoy!

ASUS XD5

Features:

The ASUS XD5 system features unique technologies that give you superfast, reliable and secure WiFi connections.

It supports high-speed 160MHz bandwidth. It dramatically increases network capacity while reducing congestion, delivering higher performance for every WiFi 6 device.

Depending on your house size, ASUS recommend the following –

The aesthetically pleasing XD5 works perfectly with smart-home services and is available in charcoal or white to suit your décor.

Tested extensively on the IDNet network we found the following benefits to this router: 

  • Fast, easy installation
  • Consistent high speeds ideal for home working
  • Solid throughput and good signal range 
  • Supports 160MHz channels
  • Parental control options and network security software

ASUS XT8

Like the ASUS XD5, this MESH system features unique technologies that give you superfast, reliable and secure WiFi connections.

The XT8 puts your WiFi into top gear! With a total bandwidth of up to 6600 Mbps.

Depending on your house size, ASUS recommend the following –

Also available in both charcoal and white.

Tested extensively on the IDNet network we found the following benefits to this router: 

  • Fast, easy installation
  • Top-of-the-range Wi-Fi speeds
  • Excellent performance ideal for home workers
  • Good parental controls and network security tools
  • Multi-gig LAN port
  • USB connectivity
  • Versatile user-friendly app

We recommend pairing your ASUS XD5 and XT8 with the following:

ASUS RT-AX58U v2

AX3000 Dual Band WiFi 6 (802.11ax) Router supporting MU-MIMO and OFDMA technology, with AiProtection Pro network security powered by Trend Micro™, compatible with ASUS AiMesh WiFi system

  • Next-Gen WiFi Standard – Supporting the latest WiFi standard 802.11AX (WiFi 6) and 160MHz bandwidth for better capacity and efficiency.
  • Ultra-fast WiFi Speed – RT-AX58U supports 160MHz bandwidth and 1024-QAM for dramatically faster wireless connections. With a total networking speed of about 3000Mbps — 574 Mbps on the 2.4GHz band and 2402 Mbps on the 5GHz band.
  • Increase Capacity and Efficiency – Supporting not only MU-MIMO but also OFDMA technique to efficiently allocate channels, communicate with multiple devices simultaneously
  • Commercial-grade Security – lifetime free AiProtection, powered by Trend Micro™, blocks internet security threats for all your connected smart devices.
  • Better Partner with Mesh System – Compatible with ASUS AiMesh Wi Fi system for seamless whole-home coverage.

The Asus RT-AX58U is a fast and affordable Wi-Fi 6 router. It has been one of the most consistent performers on the IDNet network and we think one of the best Wi-Fi 6 routers on the market. If you’ve got a house full of computers, laptops, tablets and smartphones, then the RT-AX58U will deliver fast wi-fi to all your devices.

  • Solid Wi-Fi 6 performance ideal for Home office
  • Simple set-up
  • Good parental controls
  • Excellent MESH compatibility 
  • Competitive price for a Wi-Fi router of this quality

All our routers come pre-configured to our network and are available here

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