- Aug 25, 2001
The Asus RT-AX89X is the first Wi-Fi 6 router with two 10Gbps network ports, but that's just one of many reasons you'd want to get it today!
I think that I've found my new "dream router". Has a fan, too! (Both good and bad, I guess, but mostly, good.)
Note that you can use the 10GbE-T and 10GbE SFP+ ports, either as LAN and LAN, WAN/LAN mixed, or dual-WAN (Crazy-good!).
Dong mentions dual-WAN support, using USB3 as well. So, I kind of wonder, if plugging in a 2.5GbE-T USB3.0 dongle, or a 5GbE-T USB3.0 dongle (that is compatible with Linux) would work with this router, as a WAN port too? Or a LAN port, if you use both 10GbE ports for dual-WAN (if you are so lucky as to have both a primary and a secondary 10GbE WAN connection, that is. )
Altogether, looks like a really amazing router, that hits ALL the "sweet spots". $450, not entirely unreasonable, especially with dual 10GbE ports too. (There's 8 1GbE-T LAN ports, which 1+2 can be aggregated into a 2Gb/s connection, and one 1GbE-T port for WAN as well.)
Edit: Has AT done a review on this router yet? Does AT do router reviews? Dong is one of the most knowledgeable people about consumer routers on the interner, btw.
Edit: In-stock @ Newegg!