ASUS AiMesh

Powerful Whole Home WiFi, The Way You Want

AiMeshWHAT'S ASUS AiMesh

ASUS routers are designed to give you the best possible WiFi coverage, and in most cases a single ASUS router will deliver smooth, reliable WiFi to every part of your home. But WiFi coverage can be affected by many factors: room layout, construction materials, and even furnishings! If your home has dead spots or unreliable signals, ASUS AiMesh is the answer! AiMesh is an innovative new router feature that connects multiple ASUS routers to create a whole-home WiFi network. 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! AiMesh gives you time-saving central control over all the routers, and seamless roaming capability means you never need to switch networks. AiMesh is WiFi you can rely on — for all your devices, all the time! In most cases, an ASUS router can deliver smooth, reliable WiFi to every part of your home. But WiFi coverage can be affected by many factors — room layout, construction materials, and even furnishings. ASUS AiMesh is an innovative new router feature that fixes these problems: it creates a whole-home WiFi network using multiple ASUS routers. AiMesh is powerful, flexible and can use a mix of ASUS router models — protecting your investment! AiMesh gives you time-saving central control, and seamless roaming capability. AiMesh is WiFi you can rely on — for all your devices, all the time!

ASUS AiMesh provides extreme WiFi speed to every corner of your home and garden to handle heavy tasks.
january 2018 hwi innovation award

“If the highest performance is what you want, we would advise you to order two RT-AC86Us and use them with AiMesh firmware.” – HARDWARE.INFO

AiMesh Vs Mesh

With other whole-home WiFi systems (often called mesh networks), you're limited to using matching hubs, and you often need to buy them in multi-hub packs. Your old router won't work with these systems, so you'll need to get rid of it — an expensive and wasteful thing to do. AiMesh is much more flexible and cost-effective: if you already own an ASUS router, our commitment to adding new features to existing routers means you can use it in your AiMesh network! For those new to ASUS, if you buy an ASUS router and find that later you need to extend coverage — perhaps to a new room or outbuilding — simply add extra ASUS routers to your AiMesh system as you need, and when you're ready: you're in full control! Many whole-home WiFi mesh systems are often sold in expensive multi-hub packs. Your old router won't work with these systems, so you'll need to get rid of it. AiMesh is much more flexible and cost-effective: if you already own an ASUS router, you can upgrade it2 to use in your AiMesh network! If you buy a new ASUS router and later need to extend coverage, simply add extra ASUS routers to your AiMesh system as you need: you're in full control!

  • AiMesh WiFi System

    Rival Mesh System

  • WiFi speed of up to 5300Mbps
    Speed
    WiFi speed of 1200 to 3000Mbps
  • Mix and match preferred models from selected ASUS routers
    Nodes Choice
    Sold in a fixed bundle
  • Create a WiFi network with either a single SSID or multiple SSIDs
    SSID Choice
    Constrained to single SSID
  • Setup and manage via either a PC or a mobile app
    Management
    Setup and manage only via mobile app
  • Full router feature support, so no need to change your preferred configuration
    Features
    Only supports limited router functions
  • Cost effective: Your existing router plus one extra router creates a whole-home WiFi system
    Cost
    Expensive multi-hub system makes existing router redundant

THE POWER OF MORE:
EXTREME WiFi PERFORMANCE

AiMesh lets you combine powerful standard ASUS WiFi routers to create a whole-home WiFi system with incredible performance. Each router is capable of superb performance on its own, so when they're working together in an AiMesh system, they're unbeatable. In our own testing using the latest ASUS RT-AC86U router, we achieved 463Mbps speeds at long distances, even after we ran out of signal using a router from an off-the-shelf multi-hub system. 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! AiMesh combines powerful standard ASUS WiFi routers to create a whole-home WiFi system with incredible performance. When ASUS routers work together in an AiMesh system, they're unbeatable! In our own testing using the latest ASUS RT-AC86U router, we achieved 463Mbps long-distance speeds, while an off-the-shelf multi-hub system ran out of signal. An AiMesh network can cope with demanding tasks like 4K UHD streaming even at the remotest corners of your home or garden!

ASUS Dual-Band AiMesh WiFi System

4X FASTER*

928Mbps

Rival Tri-Band Tri-Hub WiFi System

222Mbps

ASUS Dual-Band AiMesh WiFi System

5.5X FASTER*

928Mbps

Rival Dual-Band Tri-Hub WiFi System

170Mbps

A RELIABLE AND SEAMLESS WiFi EXPERIENCE

Smart Technology for Maximum Reliability

AiMesh incorporates several technologies to ensure performance and reliability. A rock-solid data 'backbone' connects all the AiMesh-enabled routers, with AiMesh intelligently choosing either a wired connection or the optimal frequency band — 5GHz or 2.4GHz. With tri-band routers, it will dedicate one of the two 5GHz bands to inter-router communications. Self-healing capability immediately replaces a failed router using the remaining router connections. Additionally, ASUS AiMesh checks the signal strength to each device from each router to ensure that devices are always connected to the best WiFi signal, automatically switching to a different router if needed. To deliver powerful and reliable WiFi to all your devices, AiMesh first creates a rock-solid 'backbone' data connection between all the AiMesh-enabled routers, choosing either a wired connection or the optimal frequency band — 5GHz or 2.4GHz — based on an analysis of the networking environment. With tri-band routers AiMesh dedicates one of the two 5GHz bands to inter-router communications. If one of the AiMesh routers fails, the backbone connection self-heals using the remaining routers. Additionally, ASUS AiMesh constantly monitors signal strength and switches devices to the best available router.

BACKBONE

SELF-HEALING

2.4GHz

5GHz

5GHz

Imagine there are three routers, router A connection to router B, and router B connecting to router C. When router B fails, router C will connect to router A automatically insuring no disconnection for devices.

Seamless, Pain-Free WiFi

AiMesh can create a single, house-wide network name so there’s no need to constantly switch between networks as you roam around your home. AiMesh keeps an eye on the signal strength to your device, and switches it seamlessly to another source if necessary. All you have to do is enjoy it! If you prefer separate network names for each frequency band, you can do that as well — AiMesh is designed to work the way you want!

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Without Roaming

When moving between rooms you have to switch manually to the best WiFi source. You can't always tell which one has the best signal.

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With Roaming Technology on AiMesh

AiMesh automatically and seamlessly connects your devices to the router with the strongest WiFi signal, wherever you are. WiFi is simple again!

INCREDIBLY EASY,
BUT INCREDIBLY POWERFUL

AiMesh is incredibly easy to use, but that doesn’t mean it’s not powerful. With AiMesh, all routers can still use all their own features, as well as all the features of the other routers — with easy central control of all settings from the ASUS Router mobile app or ASUSWRT. So great features like AiProtection, QoS and Parental Controls work across the entire network, ensuring that no-one can bypass them by connecting to a different router. Just remember to always connect your highest-specification router to your internet service.

ASUS AiMesh can be set up and managed by PC or a mobile app. It enables you to keep all your internet preference like adaptive QoS, VPN, parental control, AiProtection, game boost, guest network, IP TV, DMZ and all other router functions.

HOW TO SET UP AN AiMesh SYSTEM?

  • Update the firmware

    Install the latest firmware on all routers and set extending routers to factory defaults

  • Set up the primary router

    Connect the highest specification router to your internet connection as primary router and create the WiFi network

  • Search for your other routers

    Turn on the other AiMesh routers, click 'Search' in ASUSWRT or the ASUS Router app to find them

  • Join the router to AiMesh

    Select a router, and click 'Apply' to add it to your AiMesh WiFi system

MODELS THAT SUPPORT AiMesh

Wifi Speed Model AiMesh Firmware Download
AC1900 RT-AC68W Download
RT-AC1900U Download
RT-AC68P Download
RT-AC68U Download
AC5300 RT-AC5300 Download
ROG Rapture GT-AC5300 Download




Disclaimer:
1.Actual data throughput and WiFi coverage will vary from network conditions and environmental factors, including the volume of network traffic, building material and construction, and network overhead, result in lower actual data throughput and wireless coverage.
2.Full list of supported models will be available on release date.
3.Comparison results are based on bi-direction speed tests performed in a controlled ASUS lab environment, using a single RT-AC86U, a tri-band tri-hub and a dual-band tri-hub mesh router.