ASUS Announces AiMesh Whole-Home Wi-Fi for ASUS Routers

Doris Richards
January 12, 2018

AiMesh is an unbeatable solution for discerning users looking for the ultimate whole-home Wi-Fi system, adding yet another dimension to the award-winning family of fast and reliable ASUS routers. However, ASUS has issued an "AiMesh" update for several of its existing router models that enables them to act as nodes in a mesh network.

For now, the mesh support is coming to a few routers today in beta, including the ASUS RT-AC68U, RT-AC1900P, RT-AC86U, RT-AC5300, and the ROG Rapture GT-AC5300. with additional support planned for the RT-AC88U and RT-AC3100 later this year.

Mesh routers like Eero, Netgear's Orbi, and Google Wifi are getting all the hype these days, but replacing your whole network with a bunch of new devices can be kind of expensive. It's a powerful and flexible way to solve your WiFi problems that also makes the most of your existing hardware: you can mix different ASUS router models, so when you upgrade there's no need to throw away your old router - you can use it to expand your AiMesh network! This allows increased flexibility, for example by allowing them to dedicate the 5GHz band to gaming devices or a smart TV.

Off-the-shelf mesh networking systems are often more focused on improving overall coverage than on delivering raw performance, leading to frustration for those users who demand both full coverage and extreme Wi-Fi speeds. This means that with AiMesh, your network can cope with demanding tasks like 4K UHD streaming even at the remotest corners of your home or garden! More than a dozen routers are supported.

AiMesh is being offered as a free update for ASUS routers, and setting things up seems simple enough. For updates to this list, please check

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