Can I use ASUS Wifi6 routers as AiMesh Nodes ONLY, but with AT&T fiber router/modem combo as the parent router?
I just got AT&T fiber set up today with 1 gig plan, and was using an ASUS AX3000 with Xfinity before. I have two AiMesh nodes which are also ASUS routers.
I followed instructions that I found on here to allow me to use the ASUS AX3000 as my main router
1. IP Passthrough with dynamic setting
2. Disable packet filtering
3. Turn off both 2.4 and 5GHZ bands from my new AT&T fiber router/modem combo
However, this caused me to only get 83 mbps on wifi, whereas I was getting 850 before wirelessly. So basically, using my Asus AX3000 router as the main node did not work at all.
I am curious, has anyone tried using the AT&T modem/router combo as the parent router, and set ASUS routers up as child nodes only? I still want to get my mesh coverage, but it appears the only way I can get a decent signal close to 1gb is to use the AT&T provided modem/router combo.
is ANYONE out there successfully using a secondary third party router and getting close to 1gb on a wireless test? Would netgear nighthawk do the trick?
Do I just need to cave and get AT&T nodes (even though I bought all these ASUS ones).
I did not disable the firewall, by the way, because there were a lot of dropdowns in the firewall section and I didn't know which ones to turn on and off.