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So my question is a router can be set as "wireless adapter" right? Like instead of using it as a "router", I can use it as a wifi adapter right?

So my plan is to buy 2 x AC88U and use one of them as a 4x4 MU-MIMO adapter. Do you guys think this would work?

The reason why Im getting 2 x AC88U is because they are 4x4 MU-MIMO so if I used one of them as an "adapter", then I have myself a 4x4 MU-MIMO, since there's no 4x4 MU-MIMO adapter on the market atm.
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post #2 of 12
This can be done with after-market firmware but I'm not sure about ASUS's own firmware.

Also: seems like a HUGE waste of money IMO. If you want speed and stability, use a wired connection.

What do you need this for?
   
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post #3 of 12
1) Not worth it

2) They have the ASUS EA-AC87 for things like that.

3) Go wired if possible
 
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post #4 of 12
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I know, if I want a wired connection, I wouldn't be posting and asking here right?

The reason why I want to get 2 routers is because they are 4x4 MU-MIMO, do u guys know MU-MIMO? Since there is no 4x4 MU-MIMO adapter on the market atm, hence that's why I have to
buy 2 x AC88U routers. Do you guys understand my point?

I dont care about money, it's not an issue. I just want to know if it will work or not.
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post #5 of 12
Multiple User - Multiple Input/Multiple Output. This seems similar to things I have read before with people trying to combine multiple WIFI devices to try and do a single task. I don't recall any of them working. It may be possible to set it up with multiple WIFI devices doing separate tasks, but I'd imagine it is very far from plug and play.

I'm sure if there was a way for it to work the way you want it AND it passed FCC regulation then it would already exist. I'd be willing to bet this is not going to work the way you want it to.
post #6 of 12
Quote:
Originally Posted by jincuteguy View Post

I know, if I want a wired connection, I wouldn't be posting and asking here right?

The reason why I want to get 2 routers is because they are 4x4 MU-MIMO, do u guys know MU-MIMO? Since there is no 4x4 MU-MIMO adapter on the market atm, hence that's why I have to
buy 2 x AC88U routers. Do you guys understand my point?

I dont care about money, it's not an issue. I just want to know if it will work or not.

Yeah, I understand what MU-MIMO is.

But I guess I am not seeing what you are wanting to do with the second router that the ASUS EA-AC87 wouldn't do.

What are you using your network for? What are your expectations?
 
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post #7 of 12
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Yeah, I understand what MU-MIMO is.

But I guess I am not seeing what you are wanting to do with the second router that the ASUS EA-AC87 wouldn't do.

What are you using your network for? What are your expectations?

The ac87 does not have Mu-MiMo. I want to have a "4x4 Mu-MiMo ac wifi adapter" because there are "no" 4x4 Mu-MiMo wifi AC adapter" on the market atm. I have to use a 4x4 Mu-MiMo router ( which why I want a 2nd router that is a 4x4 Mu-MiMo to turn it into a wifi AC adapter, which is called "Bridge Mode"

Do you guys understand what im trying to do now???
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post #8 of 12
Where are you seeing that it doesn't have Mu-MiMo?

It's a 4x4 setup and right on the product page...
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The revolutionary and future-proof multi-user MIMO (MU-MIMO) technology means that in Access Point mode, EA-AC87 can connect to multiple compatible clients simultaneously at each device's maximum speed, unlike standard single-user MIMO where individual devices have to share the available bandwidth. This means that as you connect more devices to EA-AC87, its performance actually improves, giving all users the best possible internet experience
 
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post #9 of 12
It does support Bridge mode.

Why though? Do you have a Gigabit WAN link? Do you use network storage?

Or do you just think spending nearly $600 is better than spending half that for a very similar experience?
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post #10 of 12
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Originally Posted by Trogdor View Post

It does support Bridge mode.

Why though? Do you have a Gigabit WAN link? Do you use network storage?

Or do you just think spending nearly $600 is better than spending half that for a very similar experience?

There is no other solution. There is no 4x4 Mu-MiMo Wifi AC adapter on the market atm, do you understand?
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