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    dodgydrains
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    Not sure if this is the right place to ask….

    I am thinking of upgrading my Google Mesh wifi to the above.  Has anyone used this and does it suffer in any way like the unsupported Asus modem/router that shall not be named?

     

     

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    Not used this myself, From what I have seen online, seems revues are positive, but this is not a cheap option

    Why you looking at changing from the Googlemesh, as this works well (usually) ?

    The Netgear  Orbi rates well also ?

    In a completely sane world, madness is the only freedom (J.G.Ballard).

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    I have Hyperoptic 500mb package and the google mesh wifi is not giving me good coverage to my bedroom.  I ordered, and then cancelled the orbi as apparently it lacks parental control (you have to buy subscription even for schedule control).  The Asus one comes with full parental control and I can get for £300-£320 (it is expensive)

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    You have done your homework – Yes the Circle Smart Parental Controls Basics are very limited,

    Basic. The Basic service plan is free and supports the following features:

    • Filter. Control the content that each family member sees by changing the settings in their profiles. For more information,
    • History. View each family member’s browsing history using profiles. For more information,
    • Pause. Interrupt the Internet for individual devices, a family member’s profile, or the entire network.

    Hopefully somebody else can advise on how good ASUS ZenWiFi AX  really is ?

    In a completely sane world, madness is the only freedom (J.G.Ballard).

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    Hopefully somebody else can advise on how good ASUS ZenWiFi AX really is ?

    I’ve bought four XT 8 (2×2 packs). I come from many years of experience with asus routers (I also helped the technical support in the field tests of their first modems with mediatek chipset, as the asus n55u), so I wanted to stay with them … Before this XT8 system I had 4 dsl-ac68u configured in mesh system. Unfortunately, the stability of the network was not optimal at all, with continuous disconnections of the nodes as soon as the network was “loaded” too much … With 4 XT8 devices I finally found “peace of mind”! I have an old house that develops in length and with thick walls, so the signal, in order to run the whole area, needs 3 repeaters (in addition to the router). The signal strength is almost identical to the dsl-ac68u (obviously there are legal limits), but the stability of the mesh network is not comparable, I think because the Zenfiwi AX system uses a specific band dedicated to backhaul. The network manages about 20/30 wifi devices, including home automation, video surveillance system, etc. without ever making a turn. The web interface is the usual (very complete) WRT from Asus and the app is really comfortable and well done … Yeah, I know that spending on 4 devices is crazy … but it is also true that the more you spend, the more you have …

    You can see my network in the attacched image

    ps: excuse my bad english!

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    Hopefully somebody else can advise on how good ASUS ZenWiFi AX really is ?

    I’ve bought four XT 8 (2×2 packs)

    I bought the exact same and have now set them up.  My internet package is 500/500 and I get at least 350/250 all over the house.  Quite impressive but slightly over £500 is very expensive….

    The IP address for the UI is 192.168.50.1, this is with the main unit connected to the Hyperoptic modem/router.

    How do I get it to be 192.168.1.1?

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    This is the default IP on newer Asus routers, usually you can change modem IP and subnet for clients in settings tab.

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    Or try Advanced Settings > LAN > LAN IP if you are changing IP (I forget what you have) ?

    In a completely sane world, madness is the only freedom (J.G.Ballard).

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    That default IP on newer Asus routers, usually you can change modem IP and subnet for clients in settings tab.

    No idea how to do that.  All I know is that when I type 192.168.1.1 it opens the Hyperoptic (Nokia) UI.  I already turned off the Wifi on the Nokia router, but there must be more.  Probably difficult……

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     How do I get it to be 192.168.1.1?

    Simply change the value here… I made exactly this operation…

     

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    Simply change the value here… I made exactly this operation…

    In a completely sane world, madness is the only freedom (J.G.Ballard).

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    Simply change the value here… I made exactly this operation…

    Is there a dummies guide?  What do I do (if anything) in the Nokia modem/router and what do I do on the Asus ZenWifi AX?  After doing this will I still be able to access the Nokia modem/router UI?

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    https://dlcdnets.asus.com/pub/ASUS/wireless/ZenWiFi_XT8/ENG150200225801MAS_R02.pdf

    https://www.bhphotovideo.com/lit_files/604693.pdf (AC not AX) but should help

    Is there a dummies guide? 

     

    If both ZenWifi and Nokia Modem use 192.169.1.1 – then access to Zenwifi will be achievable, but for Nokia modem/router you will have to access it via its own wifi SSID – but if you leave Zenwifi on 192.168.50.1 then you should be able to access both by same main SSID

    After doing this will I still be able to access the Nokia modem/router UI?

     

    Leave it as is, no need to change anything

    What do I do (if anything) in the Nokia modem/router

    FYI :

    ASUS ZENWif  is 192.168.50.1 (I believe)

    Nokia modem is 192.168.1.1

    Alas I have not used the Nokia Hyperhub router but hopefully others have ?

    In a completely sane world, madness is the only freedom (J.G.Ballard).

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    Thanks, I will check those links out.  As it stands these ZenWifi are really great.  After some optimisation getting 400/400 all round.

    If Asus need any testing with beta firmware, more than happy to help.

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