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    Need a new gigabit router, need non-Unifi suggestions

    Looking for a new router that can support Gigabit speeds. Was using a Cisco Meraki MX but in July I opted not to renew the license to save money and switched to the Verizon G3100 that Verizon saddles you with when you get FIOS TV. Well, this router has been an absolute nightmare the last couple weeks, and I have since upgraded to gigabit speeds so the MX64 and MX67 I have won't cut it.

    Now, my first thought was Unifi, since I already run their APs and have had good results with the UDMs I've deployed in small environments. Well, both the UDM and UDR are unobtainium courtesy of the chip shortage, and I'm not too sure if I want to spend $380 on a UDM Pro at this point (Had been planning on upgrading the WAPs and my main switch before this router debacle).

    So I'm once again asking for your technical support, in suggesting a good router. I would prefer it not have Wifi since I don't need it, needs at least gigabit WAN (would prefer 2.5gbe or better for future proofing), cloud managed preferably, and not loaded with bloatware. Budget is <$300 (anymore then that and I'll just get a UDM Pro).
    Gaming PC - MSI MPG Gungnir 111M | MSI MAG Z590 Tomahawk Wifi | Intel Core i7 11700K | Corsair H100i RGB Pro XT | 2x16GB Corsair Vengeance LPX 3200 | 1TB Intel 670p | 2TB Samsung 860 EVO | PNY GeForce RTX 3070 XLR8 Gaming REVEL | Sound Blaster X AE-5 Plus | SeaSonic Focus GX-750 | AORUS FI32Q | Windows 10 Pro

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    I went the Asus ROG AX11000 route with my main router and a couple of extenders (ASUS AX6100 WiFi 6 Gaming Router (RT-AX92U)). I did a whole home AIMesh setup.

    I can't complain. The Asus UI on the router is nice. Plus I like walking around the house and not having to change wifi settings all the time. We have a big house that is kind of flat. Lots of walls to pass through. So, I put the extenders at my entertainment points and ran cable for the backhaul to those locations for the AIMesh. I also have a line to my home office.

    The router does very well with our gigabit fiber. I can't complain.

    EDIT: I think that AX11000 is around $300 now. I have seen it on sale around that price from time to time. Tribands are expensive.

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      Originally posted by andino View Post
      I went the Asus ROG AX11000 route with my main router and a couple of extenders (ASUS AX6100 WiFi 6 Gaming Router (RT-AX92U)). I did a whole home AIMesh setup.

      I can't complain. The Asus UI on the router is nice. Plus I like walking around the house and not having to change wifi settings all the time. We have a big house that is kind of flat. Lots of walls to pass through. So, I put the extenders at my entertainment points and ran cable for the backhaul to those locations for the AIMesh. I also have a line to my home office.

      The router does very well with our gigabit fiber. I can't complain.

      EDIT: I think that AX11000 is around $300 now. I have seen it on sale around that price from time to time. Tribands are expensive.
      I saw that one, but I can't find it for under $350, and it's not worth $350 to me since I already have a solid wireless solution.
      Gaming PC - MSI MPG Gungnir 111M | MSI MAG Z590 Tomahawk Wifi | Intel Core i7 11700K | Corsair H100i RGB Pro XT | 2x16GB Corsair Vengeance LPX 3200 | 1TB Intel 670p | 2TB Samsung 860 EVO | PNY GeForce RTX 3070 XLR8 Gaming REVEL | Sound Blaster X AE-5 Plus | SeaSonic Focus GX-750 | AORUS FI32Q | Windows 10 Pro

      Second PC - Corsair Carbide SPEC-02 Redshift | ASUS ROG Crosshair VI Hero | AMD Ryzen 5 5600X | AMD Wraith Cooler | 2x8GB Corsair Vengeance LPX 3200 | 512GB Intel 660p | 2TB SATA HDD | MSI GeForce GTX 1080 Armor OC | Thermaltake ToughPower Grand RGB 750W | Dell P2722HE | Windows 10 Pro

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