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Rating 3.5 out of 5 stars with 48 reviews

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  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    The Wi-Fi System of the Future!

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    Posted . Owned for 1 week when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    Pros: Extremely fast speeds! Truly WiFi 7 Very wide coverage Simple setup process Plenty of customization options Cons: On the expensive side After reading many WiFi 7 router reviews, I have been wanting to experience the speed of WiFi 7! Although TP-Link released its WiFi 7 Mesh last year, I decided to wait for the ASUS one since I have been using ASUS routers for years with satisfying experiences. I finally got my hands on the BE30000 after waiting for over a year. It turns out the wait was worth it. I used the WebGUI for setup, and everything was as usual – I took the three BE30000 units out of the box, placed them at least one meter apart as instructed, and powered them on. I connected the unit labeled "main router" to the modem. Then I logged into the web interface and followed the on-screen instructions to complete the setup. The nodes' LEDs flashed blue during the process. Although it took a while, they eventually connected successfully, with all three BE30000 units showing solid white LEDs. After the basic setup, I moved the two nodes to the bedroom and near the kitchen, and the backhaul connection remained in MLO mode. By the way, the MLO feature in WiFi 7 was the most anticipated for me, so seeing "MLO" connected on the screen was incredibly exciting! One reason I really like ASUS is the wide range of customization options it provides. With the BE30000, ASUS has updated the Guest Network settings, allowing for easy network segmentation. I can set up different SSIDs for different purposes and manage devices separately. I found the VPN network most helpful for me. I no longer need to frequently switch VPN connections; I just connect to the VPN Network SSID. Additionally, the subscription-free security features are fantastic. The AiProtection Pro provides real-time network monitoring, automatic security updates, and protection against malicious websites and intrusions—all at no extra cost. It’s incredible that these comprehensive security features are offered for free. I was really impressed with how the ZenWiFi BE30000 covers every corner of my house. In the past, some areas only had one or two bars of WiFi signal, which was barely usable, but now I get three bars everywhere. Being able to use the internet smoothly everywhere is fantastic! I can now watch videos anywhere without being limited to areas with good signal because the signal is great everywhere. In conclusion, if you want to experience the speed boost brought by WiFi 7, the ZenWiFi BE30000 is definitely a great choice. Its sleek design, stable and high-speed network, and rich customization features make it highly recommended.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    My ASUS ZenWIFI BE30000 Experience

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    Posted . Owned for 2 weeks when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    I live in a large two-story house packed with wireless devices like outdoor cameras, TVs, gaming consoles, and cell phones. My family and I also often stream media or play online games. My old mesh system constantly disconnected our devices which is annoying to say the least. I decided to buy the ASUS ZenWIFI BE30000, hoping for stable connections and better coverage. Below is my experience and review since buying the product. Setup BE30000 comes with three units that are a bit heavy but feel well-made (I like the silver triangular symbol on the side). One unit is marked with "Main Unit" sticker, so I knew to start with that one. I used the router app, which gives the option to connect WIFI manually OR scan QR code to start the process. I didn't have any problems during setup like some of the other reviews mentioned. By following the app's instruction, I finished everything in ten minutes. The instructions are step by step; from connecting the main router and nodes to setting up the WIFI name and password. The whole process was smooth and easy, even for a non-tech user like me. Coverage BE30000 offers excellent signal coverage. Placing the 3 units in my living room, bedroom, and basement ensured stable connections throughout my entire house (both on 1st and 2nd floor). All devices connect easily without drops or weak signals, even from my yard! App The ASUS router app is straightforward to use. It allows me to manage the network, monitor connected devices, and even block devices. I particularly appreciate being able to check the usage of ports directly from the app. This feature allows me to monitor each port's usage without needing to physically check the nodes. Conclusion The BE30000 is easy to set up, offers stable performance, and has wide signal coverage, making it for me a highly recommended mesh system. Whether for the home office, entertainment, or everyday use, it provides a stable and high-speed connection. If you're looking for a reliable network solution, this product is an excellent choice!

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    High Performance and Easy Setup

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    Posted . Owned for 1 week when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    Considering my work-from-home needs, I often need to transfer large files and hold video conferences. I also have many devices at home that require internet connectivity. The WiFi system I was using seemed outdated and overloaded: File transfers were slow, and video conferences were often lagging, so I decided to find a replacement, hoping it would improve network stability and provide faster speeds to meet my home office needs. On the recommendation of a friend familiar with router products, I purchased the BE30000. Initially, I was worried that the setup would be time-consuming after reading some reviews, but following the app's instructions, the setup was very easy. The app interface is very intuitive, with clear and simple steps. From connecting the main router to adding nodes and setting up the Wi-Fi name and password, the entire process was seamless. After completing the setup, I noticed there was a firmware available for update, so I immediately updated to the latest version. The process was very simple; just press "update," and the system automatically completes everything. The advanced settings in the app let me adjust network configurations as needed, such as setting up a kid’s network and IoT network. It's very convenient for device management. Now I can change the settings of the main network without the trouble of reconnecting my home devices. I've been using it for a few days now, and everything is working great. I'm very satisfied. The Wi-Fi signal is very stable and has wide coverage. The speed tests met my expectations, and there were no lags during conference calls. Additionally, file transfer speeds have increased significantly, saving me a lot of time, and improving my mood!

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    A High-Speed and Reliable Network Solution

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    Posted . Owned for 2 weeks when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    I was reading all other reviews mentioning connection issues, but after completing the setup and updating the firmware to the latest version, the connections have been very stable, and speeds have improved compared to my previous router TP wifi 6 router. The ZenWiFi BE30000 has excellent signal coverage, with strong signals throughout the house. Speed tests showed very good results, with stable signals on all 3 floors. Especially during streaming and online gaming, the system maintained speeds with no lag or delay, very important to me, my roommate is a heavy gamer, can't sacrifice any minute with no internet. The Asus Router app is also very convenient and intuitive, allowing easy network management and monitoring of connected devices. The app provides a wealth of management tools and configuration options, such as setting up guest networks, parental controls, and QoS settings, allowing flexible network adjustments according to needs. I definitely will recommend this model to all my friends and families.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Tech Insider Network Member

    Rated 3 out of 5 stars

    Frustrating set up issues, connection difficulties

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    I have had the BE30000 for a week or so now, and it has been one of the most frustrating and challenging networking components I have had to deal with. I’m including my experience here and what ultimately worked for me, although I didn’t really care for the solution I had to come up with. As an introduction, I have a 3,000 square foot, 2-story home. I have a large amount of electronic wireless devices, including cameras mounted outside the home in several spots, multiple TVs and gaming consoles, and laptops/cell phones. The previous mesh system I owned, made by another manufacturer, was quite expensive (compared to what I had owned before) and required constant reboots. I hoped that picking up a top-of-the-line mesh system such as the BE30000 would solved my issues. About the BE30000: Connectivity - Wow, connectivity is amazing! Multiple LAN ports on both the router and the nodes make for great flexibility. I have a network drive with Ethernet, an Ethernet pool controller, and a couple of other wired devices located in a separate room. The BE30000 node allowed me to keep those in the other room and connect them and control them just like they had been connected to the router. The BE30000 has standard 2.4 and 5 GHZ WiFi connection, as well as two 6 GHZ bands (one is intended for backhaul). The user can choose to use an Ethernet connection for backhaul instead of wireless, I’ll have more on the later. Ergonomics - The BE30000 is a nice looking bit of kit. The router and nodes are identical and have a nice, small foot print. They do get warm in use, but most electronics do. App - I liked the app. Easy to use, on both the Android and on the OS device I was using. I really liked the Web access though, accessed by typing in www.asusrouter.com. That really lets you delve into some of the advanced settings. Set up - Initial set up was rather simple. Connect the main router to the modem. Have the nodes in the same room. Power it all up, follow the instructions on the app. I ended up factory resetting the BE30000 multiple times during my time with it (more on that below), and found that the OS device I had on hand (an old iPad) was easier to use than my Android phone. Unfortunately, it was at the end of the setup process that I started running into problems. After the initial setup, the AIMesh nodes struggled to stay connected to the main router, which then led to issues with connectivity among my wireless devices. The main router would end up with 30+ devices connected to it, with nothing connected to the two nodes. Wireless devices on the other side of the house dropped off or had poor connectivity. The AIMesh nodes have LED lights in the base that inform you about the state they are in. A blue flashing light means that the node is trying to connect to the main router, a yellow light means that the connection between the main router and the nodes is poor, and a white light means that the connection is perfect. For the last week, those LED lights frustratingly switched from yellow to flashing blue. Every once in a while I would get a brief white light, but it only lasted for seconds before turning yellow. This would happen over and over again, resulting in the loss of connectivity I described above. It didn’t matter what settings I tried to change, how many web searches and solutions I tried to follow, how many times I power cycled everything, how many hours I waited to see if the flashing blue light would finally stop blinking, nor the 10 factory resets of the whole mesh system to start over; nothing fixed the poor connectivity between the nodes and the router. It didn’t matter if the nodes were 6 feet away from each other in the same room, all I could get after start up was a yellow LED that turned into a never-ending blinking blue. I almost gave up, put the BE30000 in a box, and sent it back. I even reached out to ASUS technical support to ask them what they could tell me about the issues I was having. No response from them. I stumbled across an old web post from someone who had an older ASUS mesh system. They said that what finally fixed their connectivity issues was to tie in Ethernet cables between the main router and the nodes. I had avoided doing this because I didn’t want to have to run extra wires to get a mesh system to work. But I gave in and did so. With all three components in the same room, I connected two Ethernet cables from the LAN outputs of the main router and into the WAN inputs of each node (both had blinking blue lights at the time). I waited a few minutes. Both nodes showed a flashing green light for a moment, then a yellow light, then flashing blue. I was about to throw my hands in the air and say never mind, I’m done, but then the LED lights went white. And stayed white! I checked the AIMesh map in the app, and sure enough, wireless devices throughout the house were disconnecting from the router and were now connecting to the nodes. Problem solved, right? Yes, but, unfortunately, it was only solved after a hardwired connection between the nodes and the main router. This wasn’t optimal for me because I don’t have an Ethernet wired house, and there is no way I can run (or want to run) Ethernet through the house. Fortunately, I had three Ethernet over power line adapters. I moved the router and the three nodes to their spots in the house, connected the Ethernet cables to the power line adaptors, and turned everything on. After booting up, I got good connection LEDs (white) around the house. Everything works perfectly now. Connections are super solid around the house. Outdoor cameras stream without an issue. No buffering on any of the streaming devices I have. Time will tell if there is a need to constantly reboot the system or not. I was hoping for so much more when I received the BE30000. But a nightmare setup, no response from the manufacturer when I asked for assistance, a very high price tag, and the inability to connect the main router successfully to the nodes without having to use Ethernet makes the BE30000 a poor choice in a mesh network for me.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend
  • Tech Insider Network Member

    Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Overkill WiFi For Those That Want It All

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    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    I currently use a WiFi 6 mesh system, but it hasn't been upgraded in a few years. With more and more WiFi 6e and 7 clients coming to market, I jumped at the opportunity to review the Asus BQ16 Pro WiFi 7 mesh system. The system itself guides you through the installation with a smartphone application, which makes the process very simple, even for people who aren’t technical. Once you’re up and running, you can dive into all the various features that the system provides you. Please make sure to update your main unit to the latest firmware as soon as possible to avoid any issues along your setup. The BQ16 Pro is definitely for the power user and is absolutely overkill for most users that don’t need a WiFi 7 system with multi-gigabit ports, or the availability of backup connectivity via 4G LTE. However, if you want to take advantage of the lightening quick internet your ISP provides you, this unit will certainly fit the bill. Along with all the advanced connectivity features, you’ll also get a ton of protection via Trend Micro’s AiProtection Pro security. This is a huge suite of tools that include malware protection, VPN, and even site-to-site VPN, which is incredible for a residential unit. With all that said, there are a lot of options that may be hard to understand for some users, but the smartphone app steers clear of a lot of advanced settings. Those that do want to dive into them can use the web GUI to access these features to tweak their settings even further. Pros: Blazing-fast speeds: The Asus ZenWiFi BQ16 Pro delivers incredibly fast speeds, making it ideal for demanding applications such as 4K streaming, online gaming, and large file transfers. Wide coverage: With its tri-band design and powerful antennas, the ZenWiFi BQ16 Pro provides excellent coverage, even in large homes with multiple floors. The 3 pack I received claims it can do more than 12,000 sq ft. Easy setup:: The Asus app makes it easy to set up and manage the mesh system, even for non-technical users. Advanced features: The ZenWiFi BQ16 Pro offers a range of advanced features, including parental controls, guest networking, and AiProtection Pro security. Cons: Expensive: The Asus ZenWiFi BQ16 Pro is one of the more expensive mesh systems on the market. Most people do not need the power, features, and range that this system offers. The differences in the features and functions of this system vs. one half the price aren’t going to be many, so make sure you require what this system is offering. WiFi 7 is still quite new and not supported by many devices. The web GUI can be overwhelming for those that aren’t comfortable with wireless routers. Overall: The Asus ZenWiFi BQ16 Pro is absolutely a top-of-the-line mesh system that offers blazing-fast speeds, wide coverage, and a host of advanced features. It’s also absolutely overkill for about 75% of home users. With that said, if you want the best of the best in wireless mesh systems without going through the hassle of a business grade mesh network, this is the system for you. Recommended for: Demanding users who want the best possible Wi-Fi experience Homes with multiple floors or very large square footage Users who need advanced features such as parental controls, guest networking, VPN and want it all.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Tech Insider Network Member

    Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Stellar connection despite set-up issues

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    The Asus ZenWiFi BE3000 3-pack mesh system has changed the Wi-Fi experience in my home. As someone who relies on a strong and stable connection for work, streaming, and gaming, this mesh system has exceeded my expectations in terms of coverage and speed. I'll be honest, the initial setup process was a big headache. Despite following the instructions to the letter, I struggled to establish a connection to the router. I came close to abandon the challenge and return it. Thankfully, the Asus support team was really helpful and guided me through the troubleshooting process. While this ordeal was frustrating, it was ultimately resolved and didn't detract from my overall satisfaction with the product. Once up and running, the ZenWiFi BE3000 proved to be a true powerhouse. The mesh network effortlessly blankets my entire home with a strong and consistent signal, eliminating the dead zones I previously experienced with my old router. Streaming high-definition videos, participating in video calls, and downloading large files are now a breeze, thanks to the impressive speed and bandwidth of this system. So far, it hasn't faltered under the demands of multiple devices connected simultaneously. By supporting the latest Wi-Fi 7 standard, the Asus ZenWiFi BE3000 is a sure investment for the future as more devices are set to adopt Wi-Fi 7. The Asus Router app is a key part of the ZenWiFi BE3000 experience. The app is designed to be intuitive and user-friendly, making it easy to manage the network, monitor connected devices, and prioritize bandwidth for specific activities with Quality of Service (QoS) settings. The app also provides regular firmware updates, ensuring that the mesh system remains up-to-date with the latest security patches and performance enhancements. The nodes are bigger than most competitors' mesh system but the minimalistic design is both aesthetically pleasing and functional allowing easy placement in most environments. Despite the initial setup hiccups, the Asus ZenWiFi BE3000 3-pack has been a game-changer for my home network. The speed, range, and ease of use are truly exceptional. If you're willing to persevere through the setup process, or are comfortable seeking help from support, this mesh system is a fantastic investment for anyone seeking a top-tier Wi-Fi experience

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Tech Insider Network Member

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    ASUS ZenWiFi BE30000 – Simply Zensational!

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    The ASUS ZenWiFi BE30000 Quad-band WiFi 7 Mesh Router (3 pack) sets a very high bar for the competition and could very well be the best in its category. Ease of use, fast stable connection speeds and robust parental controls were the essentials on my checklist for a new mesh router in all of which the ZenWiFi BE30000 excels! I am not new to mesh systems but the ZenWiFi BE30000 is also my second interaction with the technology. For a quick overview, mesh systems seek to provide better coverage and throughput over wider areas than traditional wireless routers via a main unit and satellite/node setup. Unlike extenders that may not provide seamless transitions, mesh systems automatically switch devices between the main and satellite/node while providing a single point for updates to the system. The ZenWiFi BE30000 delivers unparallel performance, in my opinion, due to the match of robust hardware specifications and excellent software to harness all available potential. As previously said, my system is a three pack. They appear identical and the setup entails one being designated as the main/router and others as node/satellite. ASUS by default labels one of the units as the main unit although in my experience, roles could be swapped. Each unit contains 12 antennas, 256MB flash memory and 2GB RAM. The brain of each unit is a 2.6 GHz quad core CPU with a rather formidable heatsink that ensures cool operation. For wireless connectivity, the ZenWiFi BE30000 employs a 2.4GHz, a 5GHz and two 6GHz frequencies in line with its quad band designation. One of the 6GHz frequencies is reserved for the wireless backhaul setup. The wireless backhaul (like in my setup) describes the mode of communication between the nodes and main unit. There is an option for a wired backhaul setup where the units are all physically linked via their LAN ports, thereby making two 6GHz frequencies available for communication by connected devices. The system operates off the WiFi 7 standard (802.11be) while being backward compatible with devices on previous older standards. Multi-Link Operation (MLO) associated with the WiFi 7 standard is a feature that enables WiFi 7-capable devices simultaneously connect via multiple frequencies thereby helping reduce congestion-related issues and latency. In summary, connection speeds will be faster and more stable as communication will be occurring via multiple channels as opposed to a single one. It is worth noting MLO is also supported in the wireless backhaul communication. Wired connectivity is achieved via a 10 Gigabit WAN/LAN port, a 1 Gigabit WAN/LAN port, a 10 Gigabit LAN port and two 1 Gigabit WAN/LAN ports. Each unit also maintains a USB 3.0 Type-A port that facilitates FTP sharing, media server and network printer server functions. The ports can also be configured to support iTunes and Apple Time Machine functions. Finally, the USB Type-A is also capable of 4G LTE and 5G tethering for the network in the event of an internet outage perhaps. While I have yet to try out this feature, it is good to know the system has the capability. ASUS must be commended for the included software and flexibility they extend to the user. The ASUS Router app is available via either Google Play or Apple App Store depending on your platform. The app is easy to use and assists with the initial setup via very easy to follow steps. For the more advanced users, there is also a web GUI option. I preferred the latter as it provided more opportunities to easier fine tune the system. In comparison to my previous mesh system where there was very little opportunity to tweak the setup, the ZenWiFi BE30000 is very configurable. Tweaks worth mentioning include ability to: • set signal thresholds for frequency bands • change frequency channels • create multiple SSIDs (main SSID, IoT SSID, Guest SSID, Children SSID etc.) • toggle LED status indicator on/off • define communication route (should nodes connect directly to main unit or daisy-chain) • optimize devices at the click of a button • prioritize devices on the network based on the need (i.e. WFH priority or streaming etc.) While some of these may not seem like a big deal, my system before was really closed off. The versatility of control reminds me of the previous standalone wireless routers. The LED status indicator, while very useful, can be overwhelmingly bright in my experience and the ability to turn off is thus very much welcome. It changes color and flashes or remains static to provide an at-glance status of your system. My network typically consists of about 25 devices at any given time and the ability to assign each an icon to help facilitate quick identification is a feature I believe needs recognition. While the software on its own is able to provide some identification based on the connected device, the user can select through a rather exhaustive (might I add impressive while at it) library of icons to really personalize your network. In the event the provided icons in the library do not adequately capture/describe any device, it is possible to add a picture. The cherry on the cake might very well be the different themes available for personalization on the app. It is simply the small things that ASUS has considered that have made me a convert. I must add that this is my first dabble with ASUS. Subscription-based parental control is a trend that ASUS fortunately steers clear from. Protection is powerful with predefined profiles for preschooler, school-aged child, teen and finally adult. The allowed content list which creates these profiles can still be fine tweaked based on your preferences/needs. Should scheduling web access be your priority, there is an option for that. Through partnership with TrendMicro, there are options to also block ads and malicious content. Having used software from other manufacturers that failed terribly at the parental controls or provided them for a subscription, I cannot overstate the benefit of the route chosen by ASUS. Per ASUS, a coverage of about 11,000sqft is attainable by the 3-pack system. In my townhouse setup with three levels, I have the nodes/satellites on the first and third levels with the main unit positioned in the middle or second level. My area of coverage is under 2,000sqft, however, the presence of doors, walls and the different levels have proven challenging for previous routers including the last mesh system. My ISP service download speed is under 1Gbps with an upload speed capped at 20Mbps. My previous mesh system used to provide download speeds of about 300Mbps and the aforementioned upload speeds. My ZenWiFi BE30000 consistently delivers download speeds of about 900Mbps inside the house. My upload speeds remain at 20Mbps due to my ISP limitations which should be changing in the near future. Finally, my previous mesh system while stable in connectivity could take quite some time to reboot. In my experience, my 3-pack ZenWiFi BE30000 system performed the task in under three minutes. While I previously had a single wireless router that was on par with this time, its efforts pale in comparison to a mesh system which has more going on in the background to get the system online. ASUS provides a three-year warranty and being such a renowned company for innovation, I know there will be constant updates to make an already great system the best it can ever be. While my smartphone is currently the only device with WiFi 7 capabilities, it should be a while before my investment hints any signs of obsolesce. I wholeheartedly recommend this system.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Tech Insider Network Member

    Rated 2 out of 5 stars

    Overpriced and quite frankly disappointing

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    Introduction ASUS is known for making computer components and gaming laptops. I knew that they made wireless routers but I was completely in the dark of the fact that they made mesh routers Going in I currently have a mesh setup, so I was excited to see what this 3-pack that supposedly covers up to 11,000 sq ft, and has WiFi 7 could do. This will be my third mesh router system. I’ve had some bad luck in the past with my previous two. My current one took me about a week to move around and configure before I could get a stable 300Mbps. Hopefully I have better luck with this one. What comes in the box? You get a main home unit, 2 nodes, a power adaptor for each one, an ethernet cable, a quick start guide, and some inserts. Minor wins The quick start guide is one of the easiest to follow out of all of the mesh routers I’ve used. Major wins The ASUS router app is quite possibly the easiest app to use, as was the setup of getting all three linked and going. This was the first time I got the main unit and the nodes to all sync on the first try, so a win there. I’ll go into the setup in the next section. Usage Getting everything up and running took about 15 minutes. You plug the main router into a power outlet and plug the ethernet cable from your primary modem into the WAN/LAN 10G port. From there, plug in the 2 other nodes into outlets, but make sure to keep the nodes about a meter away from the main router. You scan the QR code and download the ASUS router app. Once you open the app you go through choosing your router, creating a network, passwords, and wait for all three to communicate and sync up. From there you move the other child nodes where you want, but for best results, try to keep at least one of the nodes on the same floor no more than 20 feet away. My set up is the main unit is in the den, one is in the kitchen, and one is in the master bedroom. The app has a lot of options. In some cases, I would say it has too many. If you click on the settings icon, then you’re welcomed with 22 options. Some of the more direct and useful ones are AiProtection; which is a security system that you don’t have to pay a subscription to, diagnostics, parental controls, QoS, and VPN. Once everything I was up, I started doing speed tests all around the house. I was able to get a stable 120-380 in most parts of the house. Certain areas of the house like my basement saw a pretty severe drop. I was averaging about 65 mpbs download speed. The worst part was that I had one of the child nodes in my master, and I had the uplink AP setup as follows: The 2nd child node; which was in my kitchen was uplinked to the main router, and the master bedroom child node was uplinked to the kitchen. This is the EXACT same setup as my current mesh system, and I’m getting worse results. Where I would normally be getting about 250 mpbs, I’m getting about 75 with the ASUS Zen. I tried optimization through the app, but nothing changes. Minor issues Both child nodes kept going from “great connection” to “weak connection” on and off for about 15 minutes after setting everything up. It stopped after a while but it was pretty annoying. You have to create an account if you want to use some of the features in the app. Major issues Stability is a huge issue. Even though I had my uplink setup to the way it was, it would change on its own, even though I took it off auto. So the master bedroom child node was uplinked to the main router, resulting in a “weak” signal. Sometimes it would just lose connection. I would lose internet connection about 1 every 2.5 hours. It got so frustrating that I unplugged it and had to use my other mesh system. Primarily for People who don’t currently have a mesh system, and have some disposable income. Probably not for People who currently have a mesh system that they’re happy with. All in all I will say that for the super high price point, I was expecting more. I have 1GB internet, so I was expecting the ASUS Zen to surpass my current setup with ease. Alas, it did not. I would say that in some cases, it’s failing to meet my expectations in the most basic of ways such as stability; in terms of constant connection and app performance. I see issues with it’s coverage as well. I’m currently seeing worse results from the ASUS Zen. Maybe a future firmware issue will fix some of these issues, but out of the box, it’s not very impressive. I would not recommend the ASUS Zen mesh router… for now at least.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend
    • Brand response from ASUS Answers
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      Dear EthanH,

      Thank you for your comment and for sharing your experience with the router. We do understand your disappointment if you are experiencing connection and stability issues with the router.



      When you are experiencing connection, please verify if devices connecting to the router are working properly and within range to the router, the router and nodes are within 30 feet to the ISP's modem, if not wired by a network cable, and ISP's internet service or connection is working properly or stable. Also, when connection issues occurs, please check if the LED status light on the routers, including the modem are showing a stable connection. If the router is running with an older firmware version, please install the latest version posted at: https://www.asus.com/us/networking-iot-servers/whole-home-mesh-wifi-system/zenwifi-wifi-systems/asus-zenwifi-be30000/helpdesk_bios?model2Name=ASUS-ZenWiFi-BE30000.



      If you need further assistance, please email me at cl-rodel@asus.com and I would be happy to help. Or, you are most welcome to call Product Support Hotline at: 1(888) 678-3688. Also, you can chat with an ASUS live support agent from the link: https://www.asus.com/us/support/article/1135/.


      Thank you for choosing an ASUS product.

      Regards,

      Rodel
      ASUS Customer Loyalty Asus

  • Tech Insider Network Member

    Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Great hardware and software, but still not perfect

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    The BE30000 Mesh system is a (mostly) full-featured 3-node network Mesh setup. It is advertised to cover some 8,000sqft, and honestly, I have a feeling that it would. I am moving up from an Asus AX11000 ROG Mesh system (I have two of them). These are also powerful routers, but they’re a few years old and only support up to Wifi 6AX. So this Wifi 7 is a two-generation leap for me (6AX to 6AE to 7BE). Despite the significant tech upgrade, I’ll admit that I had a heck of a time during the setup of these routers/nodes. I followed the included Quick Setup guide and installed the Asus Router app for my Samsung Galaxy S24+. However, I could never even start the setup process as the app never found the router to start the process. I tried the included QR code, connecting manually via Wifi settings on my phone, etc. After a reset (#1), I was finally able to start the setup process when I plugged in my laptop to one of the ethernet ports. From here, things were easy. The software should have automagically connected the two nodes but it didn’t connect properly. So, reset #2. Finally, I let the nodes connect before I tried to set anything up…and sure enough, it worked. The software walked me through setting up a SSID and password, then a router admin account and password. Within a few minutes, I was connected to the web. From there, it was pretty standard Asus Router GUI and management…which is to say it was excellent. There are tons of advanced options, most with helpful hover-over info blurbs to describe the setting. I was able to create static addresses for my NAS for easy management and access, port forwarded the ports I needed, and there were a lot of DDNS options to choose from. Asus makes the most advanced, yet easy to navigate and understand router GUI, hands down. I spread the nodes out throughout my 5,300sqft home, top and bottom floors. I now have a minimum of 4 out of 5 bars everywhere in my home, and in my large yard(s). The range of this setup is impressive. All of my speeds jumped between 5-10%, but more on that below. Speeds are a mixed bag, but let me explain. On my prior router system, I had the benefit of WAN aggregation. This means I could take the two gigabit ports from my modem, and the router would virtually ‘merge’ them into one 2-gig connection. My ISP only goes to about 1.4gbps, so that’s where I’d cap my wired speed tests at (via the 2.5g port). The ZenWifi BE30000 has two 10g ports, so outgoing speeds will never be a problem. However, this system doesn’t support WAN aggregation, so I’m unfortunately limited to 1gbps speeds in and out. This issue could totally be remedied by a modem with a 2.5g output rather than my modem’s 1gig ports, but that’s another cost that I wasn’t expecting. Which brings me to my other nit-pick: The cost. Ooo boy, this setup may be excellent (especially after some much-needed software updates)…but it’ll cost ya. But, on the other hand, this system is pretty much future-proof for at least the next 5 years. And you know what: I value not having to worry about my network setup AND getting the absolute most from my ISP plan. For that reason, I can recommend the ZenWifi BE30000. If I could, I'd probably give the router a 3.5 stars. But I rounded up to 4 based on the hope that it'll only get better with future updates.

    I would recommend this to a friend
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    Rated 2 out of 5 stars

    Could be great but fails

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    As much as I want to like this product and recommend it, I can't. I really dislike it and would not recommend it. I consider myself somewhat tech savvy. As much as I can be since it's hard to keep up with all the advancements, especially with WiFi. But I've successfully, and without issue, upgraded routers over the years as well as moved to dedicated access points and now mesh systems. Each time I've been happy with the increased coverage and speed, etc. And the speeds with this system (when it works) are absolutely GREAT! I've provided screenshots below showing some speed tests done both with my old setup and the new Asus setup. Same device, same location in my home, same devices connected to the network and same server. As apples to apples as I could get. I will say this was with a Pixel 8 Pro which DOES support WiFi 7 (more on that later). But this system has been nothing but a headache since it arrived. I was previously on a mesh network made by another company. It was the same basic setup as this one (a router and two nodes). When I got it I went through the setup, pairing the nodes to the router and locating each one throughout my home to maximize coverage. I have well over 30 devices connected to my network. Everything from phones to tv's to smart switches, etc. So when I change my hardware I always set it up with the same SSID and password as the previous system. Each time I do this, once the new system is up and running almost all, if not all, of my devices automatically connect to the new network setup seamlessly. Everything goes smoothly. So when I setup this Asus ZenWifi network I did the same, however it has been 4 days of anything but smooth so far. At first I couldn't even get the router to find the nodes. The instructions for setup are not the best, nor is the app you use. I followed the instructions though and after several attempts I got it up and running. However I still had most of my devices not connected to the network. After trying several things I ended up resetting the router and 2 nodes to factory default (hard reset). Then, no matter what I tried I couldn't get them to connect again. Reset a few more times, still not connecting. Reached out to Asus, which of course suggested, you guessed it, factory reset... So I did one more time. Followed the setup instructions from a link they provided (was a little different than what came with the product), and after a while (it still did NOT go smoothly) I finally had everything connected. So now test things out and everything seems good. I add my devices and am loving the speed I get. However, everything is not fine and dandy... I still have network issues with being connected but no internet. The network stays connected it seems but the internet signal drops randomly. I've checked hardlines and it's not dropping. It also doesn't drop on all devices, only some. Then one minute I get 700Mbps+ with my phone and the next minute it's in the Kbps range... I plan on calling support this weekend, as my wife and I work from home and can't be without internet, to try and see if I can get these things resolved. Because I really want this setup to work. WiFi 7 provides vast improvements over earlier iterations, and while not a lot of devices support it yet, more and more will, beginning this year. If you have Gigabit internet service and can only achieve that hardwired, I have gotten those speeds over this wifi, so the benefits are definitely there. You may not need WiFi 7 support at the moment, but if you're looking to upgrade your system anyway, you might as well go with one of these setups. If you do go with this one, I would recommend getting it setup professionally because it's definitely not a simple plug and play system. However, once it is setup it provides a lot of benefits from the speeds and coverage to the network control you can have over screentime for kids, blocking sites, remote network connection, free network security from Trend Micro, VPN, etc. So I gave it 1 more star due to it's potential. If I get in touch with support and it turns out I got bad hardware I'll update my review accordingly.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend
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    Rated 1 out of 5 stars

    Too Many Issues; Wait for Future Firmware Updates

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    BOTTOM LINE: This is the first review that I have ever written for a product that earned itself a 1-Start rating. I tried on two separate occasions, spending a total of 8+ hour, trying to get the ASUS BE30000 Mesh system functional in my home environment. After numerous modem/gateway resets, node resets and reboots, node repositioning, optimizations, I had to twice reinstall my fully functional 3-node Mesh system. I have never encountered a more difficult wireless network setup, that I cannot get functional as advertised. (After two days of solid trial and error setups, I feel like I am a Beta Tester in an ASUS sandbox versus a potential customer intending to upgrade to a proven working system.) TL;DR CURRENT SETUP: I am currently using a TP-Link Deco-60 AX3000 Mesh WiFi 6 system that I purchased in January of 2022 from Best Buy. I have one node on each of my three-floor home, and the Deco-60 is being used in AP (Access Point) mode connected to my AT&T PACE 5268AC Gateway with its internal WiFi turned off. I would consider this is a working network system supporting 300mbps AT&T fiber connectivity. I intended to mirror this setup in AP mode with the ASUS system with one node on each floor. And I was anticipating a major improvement with performance, plus I was intending to upgrade from 300mbps to 1Gig internet after the ASUS was functioning and stabilized. INITIAL SETUP ISSUES: After disconnecting my current Mesh system, then rebooting my ATT Gateway, I installed the primary AiMesh Router, by way of the supplied Ethernet cable, to my Gateway. Following the supplied instructions, I downloaded the app to my Android phone, and placed the three units 3-feet apart, and turned them on. Once the primary unit displayed a solid white light indicating it was up and ready for configuration, I used the App to find it through the Bluetooth function. That did not work but I was able to use the app with “q-code” to progress to the next steps. I won’t bore you will every detail, but I will say I tried every trick I have used in the past, to get this system operational. The firmware for the ASUS BE30000 system is 3.0.0.6.102_33786_514_BA08 and it will not update if there is a more up to date one. I initially tried setting the ASUS system up through the ASUS Router Android app. Plus, I tried setup through my laptop accessing BE30000 system through IP Address 192.168.50.1 when using this system in “Router” mode, and IP 192.168.1.112 when in “Access Point” mode. (Note there is a separate Asus App for Device Discover when using AP mode to display IP addressing.) Neither setups would maintain node connectivity with the base AiMesh Router. Tried resetting the nodes and then adding individually by way of the apps, but the outcome was the same. They do not function together as a mesh system no matter what location I moved them around to. Error indications were repeated flashing lights from purplish, white, green, blue, white then yellow. Now the AiMesh Router, connected by way of the supplied CAT-6 Ethernet cable, appeared to maintain a solid white light indicating to me it was up and running. But the two nodes would only maintain a White Light status for a very short period of time, then begin the cycling of colors that appears to be a constant rebooting or trying to connect to the main Router node. Now the nodes appeared to connect to the router only when they were next to each other one meter apart during initial setup. After appearing functional in close proximity to the router, I would then move turn them off moving them to the appropriate 2nd and 3rd floors. It was here they would constantly cycle though the lights colors and normally ending up yellow, indicating a poor connection. I did move them individually, when they failed as a group. Using the Optimizing feature would eventually turn the status light to while, but within a minute, it was either back to yellow, or repeating all the colors cycling. Again, the errors I am encountering indicate to me these units do not play well together as a Mesh system. Also, none of my wireless devices would connect to the upstairs nodes, even when I would be standing next to them with a device in hand. All device would try to connect to primary unit on the first floor. Note that I was able to connect my two Blu-ray players by way of Ethernet cables, and those were the only devices the App would show connected to the other two nodes. SECOND ATTEMPT: Some days later, when I had hours to dedicate uninterrupted, after 4 more hours or reboots, resets, optimizations, etc., I was able to get the three devices to “white light” status 3-feet apart. Then place them on they designated floors of my home. Now my home is 3,000 square feet, so this system advertised at 11,000sf coverage should be beaming with wireless access, but that was not the case. The two nodes began again the dropping from white light functional to yellow light weak signals. Even so, I believe that this system’s “weak signals” should still outperform my current system. Again, all wireless devices would try to connect to the first-floor unit, the units they were next to. Once I was able to get this mesh system somewhat functional with “weak signals”, I then encounter another set of issues focused around setting up a Guest Network. I was able to establish a Guest Network, but every device connected to it did not have internet access. I tried both Access Point and Router setups, but neither would allow devices connected to the Guest Network to access the internet. And I could not locate an application switch/option to turn on/off internet access. Now my security cameras (Tapco & SimpliSafe) require a 2.4Ghz router and internet connection. And that is my primary reason for establishing a second network, along with eliminating “intranet” access to my other online devices (laptops, mobile phones, tablets, etc). I need to keep those system isolated from each other. I then tried to just configure my primary SSID for 2.5GHz, removing the 5GHz option, and the cameras would connect, but their associated applications would fail not allowing access to the cameras. I have another 4 hours (8 hours total) trying to get this system to fully function as my current system functions, and ended up for a second time returning to my working Deco-60 mesh system. Note that the majority of the time spend attempting to setup this BE-30000 system is just waiting for the Mesh units to reboot and then reconnect to each other. The boot up time is just way too long. And whenever I would make any configuration changes, this system goes through this lengthy reboot procedure. WORKING WITH SUPPORT: I wrote Asus twice, their first recommendation was to reset, reboot, reinstall, etc (something I had performed repeatedly). And I was provided a link for instructions, but that was for a different system. The seconded response was to send them the system’s logs. Since I am back to my original system, I need to carve out a few more hours to reinstall the Asus system from scratch. Since I asked for assistance, I will send them the requested logs, hopefully within the week. In closing I will repeat, I have never encountered a more difficult wireless network setup, that I still cannot get functional as advertised. My final thoughts are, I believe firmware upgrades will resolve the Guest Network issues, along with the numerous setup issues encountered. I recognize this is extremely bleeding-edge equipment that will require firmware updates for a smoother setup experience and to make full functionality. Will retry in a few months, hopefully when Asus can resolve and stabilized this system for my home environment.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend
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    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Near "Future Proof" Mesh System

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    Mesh routers are probably the most unpredictable consumer electronic product in existence because its performance depends on so many variables like a home’s layout, construction, and placement. That’s very different from a TV that works pretty much performs the same whether you set it up in my house or yours. In short, no matter what mesh router you buy, YMMV, despite any marketing claims. The Asus ZenWiFi BE30000 is a top-notch mesh router but not immune to this reality. It boasts a rich, desirable feature set that in turn garners high expectations that it’s a fix for everything missing from, and frustrating about mesh routers. In my personal use, so far, I’ve found, yes, the feature set is amazing, but also expected from the super-premium product it is. However, my experience setting up my system was not the advertised “piece of cake,” – and I’m neither a novice, nor intimidated by, setting up electronics. Yet once I conquered my vexing install I fell in “love” with this system. I think it’s “five stars” worthy, despite my painfully annoying setup ordeal. Setup is a one-time process; long term features and performance is my main consideration here. That said, there’s always installers like Geek Squad if you want to divorce yourself from potential setup hassles. To be clear, this is a cursory review and summary of my experience after a few days. I’ll start with the setup experience and then move into its performance in my home. I can’t say it enough, mesh routers are always YMMV since no two install locations are exactly the same. Also, because this is not your “basic” mesh router I’m neither competent at the point, nor have enough word count, to discuss everything this system offers. It’s a meaty system. SET UP EXPERIENCE This system consists of a router and two additional nodes that spread out the Wi-Fi signal. One unit has a sticker noting it’s the router though the permanent model information stamped on each unit is identical and from ASUS’s marketing material it looks like if you can expand the system using another “router” to set up as a node. Regardless all 3 units have identical ports – an upgrade from other systems which usually have fewer or even no Ethernet on the nodes. Huge feature right there if you are into gaming, or have A/V, smart devices, or a NAS that are easier to connect to your local network this way. The standout is the 10 gigabit WAN and LAN ports – more “future proofing.” If one 10GE port isn’t enough you can always buy a switch for expansion. There is also a USB 3.0 port to connect a hard drive or thumb drive – nice to have, but one area where the “future proofing” was missed. The “router” sticker has a QR code that when scanned with the Asus Router app (iOS or Android), theoretically will instantly connect your router to your Wi-Fi (iOS or Android). I tried twice with my iPhone 15 Pro Max with no luck. I then turned off the iCloud Private Relay in case that was interfering with the process, but nope. So I hit the manual set up button, entered my existing SSID and its password and that did work (or so I thought, keep reading). Next I linked the two nodes, which during setup must be in the same room as the router, preferably just a few feet away. At that point I had a solid Internet speed and relocated the nodes to where I place nodes in my house. My older, weaker mesh system enjoyed these locations, but Zen was not having it – and threw a fit a rage with its status light. After much time I eventually “discovered” Zen accepted locations and got the “white” light on the nodes indicating a good connection, verified by the app too. Sometime later the connection for both nodes went and ultimately I decided I needed a “do over.” This time I connected the router directly to my Mac via Ethernet. That seemed to do the trick, though the node furthest away from the router – about 40ft up does give me a yellow light occasionally indicating a poor connection. (I’m in a 4-level townhome so I measure in height rather than width since that is the weak point for Wi-Fi in my situation). I haven’t noticed any Internet dropouts when streaming, maybe thanks to buffering. I can’t say the situation would be the same for gaming, but there is an option to prioritize data for that activity. The quick guide packed with the system says to expect the system to take up to 10 minutes to optimize performance between the router and the nodes once they are “permanently” situated. In my experience this process – both times I did the setup – took considerably longer – like hours before I got a stable connection between router and both nodes. During this time Wi-Fi will be flaky and the nodes’ status lights will flash like rock concert. This isn’t a criticism, just a heads up. Another heads up - one huge difference I noticed between when I set up via the app and hardwired is how my smart devices connected. When I set up on the app all my devices – 40+ reconnected without any action on my part. But with the activation via hardwire, only about half reconnected. What I think I discovered is that, apparently when I set up via hardwire, the router was configured so that the main SSID used the newer WPA2/WPA3 password security standard and left WPA2 only access to the dedicated IoT SSID. Older smart devices don’t recognize WPA3 and also don’t yet have access to the “IoT” SSID. Newer devices with WPA3 support, on the other hand, can access the main SSID fine. The end result here is, if you experience this, expect to migrate your smart devices to the dedicated “IoT” SSID faster than maybe you planned. CONFIGURATION Setup and optional configuration are done either via the aforementioned Asus Router app or via a web browser. To do the initial set up via a web browser requires a hardwire connection via Ethernet cable to the router. The app, of course, is used over Wi-Fi. After setup you can use the browser configurator via Wi-Fi on any computer on your network, or out of network if you opt-in to remote control operation. Same goes for the app. The app is well thought out and offers an excellent graphical view of what is going on with each system component at any given time. It’s detailed down to specific cable ports being used and free. There’s lots of configuration choices, however, some options are only available in the web browser. One negative regarding the app in my short use, it lags “real time.” For example, I switched an Ethernet cable from one LAN port to another and it took a few minutes for this to be reflected in the app. Regardless, so many mesh routers are one-trick ponies. It’s great to have the detail and tools Asus offers here, even if you think you may not need them. PERFORMANCE EXPERIENCE My experience with the Zen WiFi BE3000’s reach easily beats what I’ve experienced from Wi-Fi 6 mesh routers when greater than 25ft or more away. When I get to the 3rd, and definitely 4th level of my home I see the major improvement over my Wi-Fi 6 router. The Zen, at its “worst” gives me 75% of paid speed. If I’m lucky I can get 50% paid speed with my Wi-Fi 6 router. One other area where the Zen offers improved performance is remote screen sharing with my other Mac. There is virtually no lag controlling the remote computer which is great. Previously there was always a second or two delay. It’s still early days for me with this system and it offers so many user-configurable options it will definitely take a while to fine tune it, but I like my starting point here. FEATURES The ZenWiFi BE30000 offers leading edge features including the recently finalized Wi-Fi 7 spec plus IPv6 support, so I think it should give me a solid decade of usefulness. Wi-Fi 7 compatible products are only just starting to drip out. Its powerful range means I won’t need to buy another router if I move to a bigger home. There are so many other “future proof” attributes packed inside, in fact, I’ve yet to test or fully test most of them. These include the option to prioritize data for different kinds of activities – gaming, streaming, file sharing, etc. –, built-in VPN capabilities, and also the option a discrete SSID for “IoT”, otherwise known as smart home devices and kid’s devices, as well as the more common guest SSID. And of course, its massive theoretical bandwidth of 30,000 Mbps. But of all of these, the Zen attracted me for 2.5 features - .5 because one isn’t technically a feature, but it is to me, and that is ASUS’s privacy policy is a bit better than many other router manufacturers. I think that has value, especially where some router companies don’t even allow consumers to opt-out – it’s “take it or leave it.” That’s not to say ASUS policy isn’t to its favor, but consumer-biased policies are non-existent or unenforced. But to my favorite actual features, also in the privacy and security realm, the dedicated SSID for smart devices AKA “IoT,” or Internet of Things, is something every router should have. No matter if you just have a couple of smart lightbulbs or smart home, it’s a must in 2024. It keeps your devices off your main SSID. This improves performance all-around, but also keeps any prying devices from collecting any meaningful data not relevant to supporting the device’s function. The SSID is a seamless overlay so while your devices are cordoned off, they still function, and you still control them the same as always. The other major highlight is the built-in VPN-ready capability. This allows you to plug in your VPN services information to give you “whole home” VPN, even for devices like TVs and streaming boxes. Without this it’s a pain and mess to configure this kind of ability for a router. Of course, you can control when the VPN is used and the country just as you would with the VPN provider’s app.

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    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Future proof, but a lot of features not ready yet

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    PROS • extreme speeds • future proof • excellent accompanying app • extreme range • built-in parental features • free VPN and network security • AiMesh CONS • price • settings may be overwhelming for novice users Let me begin by stating that I have been a Google Wi-Fi Pro user for several years since their original Wi-Fi products introduced mesh Wi-Fi. Before that, though, I had a traditional Asus router. Over the years, I have quickly upgraded to the latest version of Google's Wi-Fi products. I never had any issues with Google Wi-Fi, except it's capped at one gig when I pay for 1.2 gigs. It wasn't a massive deal for me, but I wanted to get as much out of my internet as possible - especially the Wi-Fi aspect. I say this because Google's Wi-Fi products hold your hand and lock down settings, which may or may not be a good thing, depending on your user type. I'm a bit of a novice regarding Wi-Fi settings, so keep that in mind going forward in this review. Oh my, what a difference this ASUS ZenWiFi BQ16 Pro BE30000 makes to Wi-Fi. It can't be understated enough. I went from topping out at 800 Mbps (when I was close to my router) to getting as high as 1.9 gigs with the Asus (further away from the router)! That's more than twice what I was getting and more than my internet plan is. I have the three nodes placed triangularly across the house (2400 sq feet) and have had no issues with the signal. For those of you who can use ethernet, those speeds will be even higher! However, I'm not set up to use them other than to devices directly next to my router. However, it was easy to get to the steady speeds I sought. I have around 60 devices (including lights) hooked up to my internet, and many of those devices needed to be fixed after I set up the BE30000. It was a struggle to pinpoint what was happening, but after trial and error, it was two main things. The Wi-Fi 7 you get with this unit is revolutionary, but only if you have the support devices. Only a few of us do. That makes it super future-proof, but it could be more useful today. Therefore, I turned off Wi-Fi 7 and 6 because of the issues I was running into. My speeds with my devices connecting to Wi-Fi 6 were pretty low when I was further away from the router. Wi-Fi 7 requires WPA3. WPA3 isn't supported by many of my devices - specifically, my Sonos speakers. Once I toggled off Wi-Fi 7 and 6 channels, I got constant, consistent high speeds using the 5 and 2.4 channels. If you run into issues while you are setting up, try turning those off to see if it works like it did for me. Hopefully, devices upgrade their capabilities soon so that I can take advantage of Wi-Fi 7. But knowing I don't have to purchase another mesh system for the foreseeable future is very nice. Besides the speeds you get with this router, the app is one of the best aspects. The app is very well laid out and extremely easy to set up. Adding the nodes after setting up the main router was automatic. All you do is plug them in and allow them to connect to the main node automatically. I didn't realize that and struggled to "add a node." But you don't have to do that with this set (although you may if you purchase the nodes separately, I'm not sure). Regarding settings, you're free to make any changes you want! The one setting I'm so happy to see versus my Google Wi-Fi is the ability to use 2.4 specifically because many smart devices require 2.4 to set up. Being able to toggle everything off other than 2.4 and setting up a device is much better than crossing my fingers that it'd work with Google's router. AiMesh works fantastic as well. It connects multiple compatible ASUS routers to create a whole-home mesh WiFi network. The flexible and scalable technology lets you mix different AiMesh-compatible routers and add new ones anytime to improve coverage. All devices in an AiMesh network enjoy access to all the features of the main router, including gaming features, AiProtection commercial-grade security, and more. Most ASUS routers already support AiMesh, so if you have a previous ASUS router, you can use it to expand your network. You can cover up to 10,000 square feet! That's more than most of us need, but it's pretty cool anyway. Maybe when we get to that mansion in the hills, right? Other features, such as built-in VPN, parental controls, free network security, and many more settings, ensure your children's safety online. I can't speak on the 10G, as I don't have the devices to support it yet, but again, this device is future-proof, and you must think of that when considering the MSRP (tentatively $1600). I'm super happy with it now that I dialed in my speeds and can enjoy a worry-free experience. I wish I had upgraded to ASUS's mesh system long ago so I could have saved myself some headaches when working from home.

    I would recommend this to a friend
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    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Outstanding feature rich product

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    Pictures and specifications at the end of the review. Unfortunately, trying to get the system up and running I forgot to take pictures of the lights! UPFRONT Be sure to reboot your modem when needed! Setup: Received the ASUS ZenWiFi BE30000 3-pack undamaged and double boxed. Made in Vietnam! This seems to be the place companies like for advanced electronics (I actually look for that and three other counties for my products). Wow! Way-back machine is working on me, but they are a manufacturer of outstanding quality electronics. The power supplies were made somewhere else. The setup instructions and the cellphone app links were on a large fold out sheet. Be sure to read it 3 times before starting and reboot your modem after connecting to the main unit and turning all units on. Be sure you install your cell phone APP before unplugging your old mesh system. In my case, Wi-Fi connection is the main mode of cell phone service as tower reception is marginal due to aluminum foil lining on the OSB roofing in our house. I recommend using a laptop connected to the main router for setup. However, there are no recommendations on what connection profile you should use in the menu on your cell phone. Dedicated manual for the BE30000 was unavailable. I unplugged all my old mesh nodes, so they reverted to a no power state. This way I could recover my old system quickly if needed. All 3 units are identical so just pick one for the main router (parent). Instructions say to turn them all on and plug in your internet cable to the main unit/node you have selected. When they are all solid blue then start using the app with a USB cable from your phone tethered to the main unit. There are multiple options in the APP for connectivity during setup (BT, USB, etc). Only after selecting a method do instructions follow for that specific mode. I since I picked the tethering method, I can verify that option works fine. Solid blue light means nodes are ready for setup (mine were doing all kinds of colors since I moved them closer to the parent node! Light description is missing on what the flashing lights mean and that the colors may change after the solid blue. So, it was a real chore to figure out what the node lights on the units meant during setup. There is a chart for after setup included which should be used during setup. This is what I suspect: Solid green/blue lights indicate active WIFI bands. Blinking on the child nodes means devices are receiving or sending data. A red WAN light signals trouble connecting to the internet. When connected to internet, the main unit (Parent) was always white once stable. It was very distracting to have all those flashing and alternating color lights during setup as I assumed something was wrong. Only when I started using my devices could I ascertain that all nodes were functioning properly as the app showed sporadic connectivity issues between nodes. 50% of my security devices will require a new paring as the WIFI name and password being the same did not help. Big issue is to reboot your modem when first turning on and connecting the system to your modem. Otherwise, you will have numerous issues with sporadic internet connectivity. Initial observations: These are quality units but a real challenge to set them up properly using the cell phone app and a USB cable. The three units were well built and felt solid. Units were heavier (good thing) than my older professional mesh system. WIFI 7 devices were not tested but 4,5,6,6E devices and BT 5.3 headsets were. This was good enough to test the wireless dedicated connections. MU-MIMO gives every compatible device its own dedicated full-speed Wi-Fi connection, so that multiple devices can connect at the same time without slowing down the network. (MU-MIMO technology). Link speed on a 6E devices were download 2162/ upload 490 MBPS and 1922/1922 on the other. Ethernet was 1000/1000 on the child nodes using the 1GB connection. The 10GB connection was not tested! Transfer rates may be greater if you have 10GB service or transferring data between nodes in a business environment. Noticed a difference in the LAN connection video quality on an internet channel APP (connected to main unit via LAN). Can’t explain that as it may be a setting in the system! Also, the WIFI picture looked different as it was brighter (still a great picture). Recovered the previous system and the video quality improved over the LAN. This was with all LAN connections to the main unit! The speed was excellent during actual device usage, but the displayed download and upload capabilities were the limit of 1G port. 10G port would be different. Final thoughts! The install took several hours to finish. Most of the time was wasted due to not rebooting the modem and moving the child nodes around thinking they were not connected correctly because of the alternating lights during setup. Also, the APP kept showing the child nodes on then off! This was the key to reboot my modem. 50 feet with direct line of sight and 35 feet with walls seems to be the limit for steady connections between child and parent nodes. WIFI device connections were outstanding. System was stable once completely set up and is a solid quality product. But the difference in internet app video quality (LAN to main unit) was strange and cannot be explained other than a possible system setting. This issue can be resolved by using WIFI if needed. The main status of system on the menu in the APP phone screen, displayed all the connections for each mode with their status and suggestive corrective actions (very nice feature). Be advised, if a LAN cable is not hooked up to an active device, it may ask you to change cables. All installs are location specific as each location has different issues and needs. This unit may be a good fit for your specific needs like multiple computers in a business environment using the MU-MIMO technology. A small to medium business that does not want to run internet cables to all devices (or wired back haul) will find this as an excellent option. Auto mobile tethering is a great feature for using a cell phone as a 5G hotspot. This will allow cable cutting in some situations. I could not find another brand WIFI mesh system that does this on a quick look online (at least in published specifications). Outstanding for ASUS! This is a very advanced system with lots of flexibility on types of use in an appropriate environment. VPN is a feature on the newest advanced electronic communication devices that will enhance security. Specifications: ASUS ZenWiFi BE30000 Model Name BE30000 (W-2-PK) Network Standard IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, WiFi (802.11n), WiFi 5 (802.11ac), WiFi 6 (802.11ax), WiFi 6E (802.11ax), WiFi 7 (802.11be), IPv4, IPv6 Product Segment BE30000 ultimate BE performance: 1376+5764+11529+11529 Mbps WiFi Data Rate WiFi 7 (802.11be) (2.4GHz): up to 1376 Mbps WiFi 7 (802.11be) (5GHz): up to 5764 Mbps WiFi 7 (802.11be) (6GHz-1): up to 11529 Mbps WiFi 7 (802.11be) (6GHz-2): up to 11529 Mbps Antenna Internal antenna x 12 Transmit / Receive 2.4GHz 4x4 5GHz 4x4 6GHz-1 4x4 6GHz-2 4x4 Memory RAM 2GB , Flash 256MB Boosts Speed OFDMA (Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiple Access) Beamforming: standard-based and universal 4096-QAM high data rate 20/40/80/160/320 MHz bandwidth Operating Frequency 2.4 GHz / 5 GHz / 6 GHz 2.4 GHz 5 GHz 6 GHz-1 6 GHz-2 Operating Mode Wireless Router Mode AiMesh Node Mode Access Point Mode I/O Ports 10G WAN/LAN x 1, 10G LAN x 1, 1G WAN/LANx 1, 1G LAN x2, USB 3.0 Buttons Reset/ WPS/ Rocker Switch LED Indicator Power x 1 Power Supply AC Input : 110V~240V(50~60Hz) DC Output : 19V with max. 3.42A current/ 12V 5A Package Content ZenWiFi BE30000 RJ-45 cable Power adapter Warranty card Quick start guide Product Weight (g) 1341g Product Dimensions 214*174.2*72 mm AiMesh AiMesh • Primary AiMesh Router • AiMesh Node Parental Control "Allow you to block access to unwanted websites and apps." Web & Apps Filters Time Scheduling Reward Parental Control - Safe Browsing Customized Internet Schedule • Maximum Parental Control Profile : 64 • Maximum Parental Control Content Filter Rule : 64 Router APP APP: ASUS Router APP Guest Network "The Guest Network provides Internet connection for guests but restricts access to your local network." Support Guest Network • Maximum Guest Network Rule : 2.4G+5G/ 2.4G+5G+6G: 8 Guest Network Connection Time Limit Open system, WPA/WPA2-Personal/WPA3-Personal Security AiProtection VPN WPA3 Enterprise, WPA3 Personal, WPA2 Enterprise , WPA2 Personal, WPA Personal, WPA Enterprise , WPS support WPS Let's Encrypt DNS-over-TLS SSH Security Scan Firewall • Maximum Firewall Keyword Filter : 64 • Maximum Firewall Network Service Filter : 32 • Maximum Firewall URL Filter : 64 AiProtection AiProtection Pro • Router Security Assessment • Malicious Site Blocking • Two-Way IPS • Infected Device Prevention and Blocking VPN Instant Guard VPN Client L2TP VPN Client Open VPN VPN Client PPTP VPN Client WireGuard VPN Server IPSec VPN Server Open VPN VPN Server PPTP VPN Server WireGuard VPN Fusion Traffic Control Adaptive QoS • Bandwidth Monitor • Bandwidth Limiter -- Maximum Bandwidth Limiter Rule : 32 Traditional QoS Traffic Monitor • Real-time Traffic Monitor • Wired Traffic Monitor • Wireless Traffic Monitor Traffic Analyzer • Traffic Analysis Period : Daily, Weekly, Monthly • Website History WAN Internet Connection

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Not quite there, but hopefully in time.

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    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    I've been a long time user of Asus network products, and have found their products to be excellent for wifi. I'd been previously using an ASUS GT-AXE16000, and had found it to work great, but with Wifi 7 around the corner, I decided I'd take the plunge and upgrade. Pricing wise, this 3 pack is great for price per unit in comparisons to the single and two packs ASUS is offering elsewhere. While, technically, the model number on the is BE30000, it's the same item as the BQ16 Pro. Asus, as usual, packages things nicely. The box looks good, and opens up kinda cool. Also, as usual, I experience some issues with closing the box. The cardboard sometimes gets stuck, and you have to push it into position to close the box properly. When opening the box, you're presented with the 3 different routers. One is marked as the main unit, while the other two are the satellites. In actuality, I suspect it really doesn't matter which one you use for the main one, but I could be wrong. I did not test this, but previous experience with ASUS products makes me think this is the case. Otherwise, the box includes the power adapters, some cat 6 cables, and that is about it. Each router is covered with plastic as well, to help protect the plastic. You first need to download the ASUS Router app, which I had already had. You plug in the main unit into power, and then into your modem, and tell the ASUS app you want to start a new network. You can either scan the QR code on the unit or you can manually connect to its wifi network. Once you've done that, it runs you through the setup process. As I've often experienced with these new units from ASUS, they are almost like beta products. I ran through the setup, but the new network name didn't stick. Despite the app supposably restarting the units, they didn't actually restart. I had to physically turn on/off before it updated. That gets to be frustrating. From experience, as ASUS updates firmware, this issue is usually solved. After getting the main unit up, I was able to just plug in the other two, and the main unit found them pretty quickly. I did experience some initial issues with the satellites not being found. You are supposed to set them up in close proximity to the main unit at first, and then move them. I did this, but, after moving them, they couldn't connect. I eventually turned on ethernet backhaul mode (which I wanted to anyway), and then they were found. ASUS did have an immediate firmware update available for these, so I quickly updated. I had a few issues getting it to work in the app, so eventually resorted to doing it via the web interface. Interestingly enough, ASUS' website didn't show the firmware update, otherwise I would've just downloaded it, and uploaded it manually. It now does, but at the time it did not. The big thing comes down to performance. How are they in comparison to my GT-AXE16000? Sadly, I can't say these are better. I placed these in the exact position I had my GT-AXE16000 and ET12's that I was using. I ran these for well over a week, and my full Xfinity gigabit plan (1.4 Gbps down, 40 Mbps up) is able to be achieved with my M3 MacBook Pro and my iPhone 15 Pro using my GT-AXE16000's and ET12's. With these, sadly, I was getting usually in the 600-700 Mbps range down, and getting the full 40 Mbps up. I verified using the app/web interface that I was connecting to the 6 Ghz band too. Even trying the 5 Ghz band didn't do much better. With the GT-AXE16000's 5 Ghz band, I can usually achieve closer to 800-900 Mbps down, and the full 40 Mbps up. I tried enabling wifi 7 mode, disabling it, tried MLO (even though none of my devices are wifi 7), just to see if I could get things to perform better. Unfortunately, no. The firmware update I'd mentioned above made a bit of an improvement. All in all, they worked. They provided sufficient speeds throughout my home, largely hitting the dead zone and even providing 20-30 Mbps downloads at the furthest corners of my yard. In comparison to what I already had, though, they don't really work better. My GT-AXE16000 and ET12's perform better hands down. Those have been through lots of firmware updates to fix issues and ensure better performance, so I'm sure that is why. I was also utilizing the Merlin firmware. That is currently not available for these, and who knows, at this point, if it even will be. Dong Knows' site had great things to say about these. They do perform, but just not as well as the others, like I said. I'm sure that will improve as time goes on, and more firmware updates are issued. Part of the issue with these is ASUS Is releasing their new ASUS WRT 5.0 at the same time, so there are a slew of bugs/issues with that in addition to making the new hardware work properly. If you're an early adopter, and open to beta testing a product, go for these. They do work, and I'm confident they will get better with time. The question is how long. If Merlin does ever release firmware for these too, I'm sure they'd be even better. For me, I'm seriously considering returning them. At the price they're going for, they aren't cheap, and I'm not really getting any real benefit out of them right now.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend
  • Tech Insider Network Member

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent system when set up

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    For reference, I am strictly an ASUS router/networking guy. I have roughly 9 units of various sorts from ASUS and almost all of them work flawlessly. First, I love this ZenWifi system. It is fast, stable and the signal reaches further than my previous Wifi6 setup. I own the ASUS GT-98pro and I will use it for comparison. Setup: I attempted to set this up through the ASUS app as requested and after 3 or 4 attempts I was finally able to get everything to connect. The instructions are lacking, which surprised me a bit. However, once I figured out that all three units are turned on at the same time, at the beginning of set up, it will sync up, but not quickly. This is the second issue I had. The main router picked up the internet and naming of the SSID quickly, but the two nodes cycled numerous times before finally connecting wirelessly. They did so and everything ran smoothly. However, I prefer to use the online setup process so I reset each node and started over. I also put each node in their spot and wired them up with cat 7 cable for backhaul and bam! everything connected super fast and I was up and running in 15 minutes. Now, for performance. Like I mentioned in the title, they are stable and fast but I suggest not using smart connect unless you disable WIFI7. I do not have WIFI7 devices, but I wanted to try smart connect leaving WIFI7 on to see what I would find. My S23ultra phone works just fine, but, tends to gravitate toward 5Ghz and sometimes 2.4Ghz. When on Wifi6E, which it will do up close, latency is under 20ms and speeds are over 900Mbps down and over 40 up. 5GHZ is just under 900Mbps and over 40 up and 2.4Ghz is around 140Mpbs and 40 up. So, impressive. Range is good, I can walk 50 yards outside my house and still connect. Now, I had connection issues with my thermostats, couple of TV, vacuums, and printers. I created an IOT network, 2.4Ghz only, and no issues since. Everything works great. I even created a third guest network and that is working like a charm, as well. It has all the great ASUS settings and I have even gamed on it with no issues or lagging. All my settings transferred right over, double checked them, and the system is working like a charm. I highly recommend this system if you are in the market for a MESH. Security is free, VPN, port forwarding, Open NAT, QoS, I could go on. It is all here, and works great! Thank You ASUS!

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 1 out of 5 stars

    Severely underwhelming

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    Frustrating setup process and dismal connection performance. After 3+ days of fighting connection dropouts, network configurations, and router/node placement I was ready to toss the whole thing in the trash. I contacted ASUS support to find out why I had devices constantly dropping off when they were only 7 feet from the main router. I even had devices that refused to find the main network and would only see the guest network. I had to setup the network to be WPA2 Personal given a good amount of my total 60 devices were unable to use WPA3/WPA2. But even though all the configurations were setup the same some devices, even ones that had matching neighboring devices that had no issue connecting, still could not locate the main network. After a long conversation with tech support talking through many attempts to correct the issues including confirming I had the latest firmware. They ended up sending it up the pipeline, with a 48 hour set response time, which is where the support came to a screeching halt. After 3 emails, that seemed almost robotic, first always asking if I had the latest firmware, where I always responded yes and provided the firmware version. By the 4th email and again asking if I had the latest firmware I responded yes, and let them know I promptly returned the router back to Best Buy and reinstalled my 8 year old RBR20 Orbi Netgear, which booted back up like I had never turned it off. Sadly going from the 1 week old ASUS top of the line router/mesh to an 8 year old Netgear Orbi mesh was almost like a 100% upgrade in performance, reliability, and worry free connectivity. The only good thing I liked about the ASUS router was the app and web management interface for the router. I adored all the things I could change, organize, and customize which is very lacking on the Orbi. However that barely gives the ASUS router 1 star. I firmly DO NOT recommend this router. I say give it another year and maybe they’ll work out the firmware bugs.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend
    • Brand response from ASUS Answers
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      Dear Corey,

      Thank you for your comment and for sharing your experience with the Mesh router.



      We do understand your disappointment and the inconvenience if you are experiencing connection and stability issues with the router.



      When you are experiencing connection issue, please verify if devices connecting to the router are working properly and within range to the router, the router and nodes are within 30 feet to the ISP's modem, if not wired by a network cable, and ISP's internet service or connection is working properly or stable. Legacy devices may not work with WIFI 7. Please try to connect these devices manually to a 2.4GHz or 5GHz frequency. Also, when connection issues occurs, please check if the LED status light on the routers, including the modem are showing a stable connection. If the router is running with an older firmware version, please install the latest version posted at: https://www.asus.com/us/networking-iot-servers/whole-home-mesh-wifi-system/zenwifi-wifi-systems/asus-zenwifi-be30000/helpdesk_bios?model2Name=ASUS-ZenWiFi-BE30000. If you need further assistance, please email me at cl-rodel@asus.com and I would be happy to help. Or, you are most welcome to call Product Support Hotline at: 1(888) 678-3688. Also, you can chat with an ASUS live support agent from the link: https://www.asus.com/us/support/article/1135/.


      Thank you for choosing an ASUS product.

      Regards,

      Rodel
      ASUS Customer Loyalty Asus

  • Tech Insider Network Member

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Class leading Mesh System with superb range

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    First things first, the mesh system comes with three nodes (1 main, 2 secondary). The devices do need to be setup correctly before use. This can be done via the Asus Router app. Do make sure you follow the directions carefully to ensure optimal setup. One step I would focus on is when you must place the secondary nodes close to the main one for their setup. Place them inches away from the main node after first so they can connect properly. After they do, you can move them to an optimal place within your household for maximum mesh coverage. The devices themselves are well made and aesthetically pleasing. The app is very useful and easy to use. Hats off to Asus for that! Below are some of the very impressive specs for the home mesh system. • WiFi 7 (802.11be) (2.4GHz): up to 1376 Mbps WiFi 7 (802.11be) (5GHz): up to 5764 Mbps WiFi 7 (802.11be) (6GHz-1): up to 11529 Mbps WiFi 7 (802.11be) (6GHz-2): up to 11529 Mbps • Internal antenna x 12 • 10G WAN/LAN x 1, 10G LAN x 1, 1G WAN/LANx 1, 1G LAN x2, USB 3.0 • AiProtection VPN WPA3 Enterprise, WPA3 Personal, WPA2 Enterprise , WPA2 Personal, WPA Personal, WPA Enterprise , WPS support WPS Let's Encrypt DNS-over-TLS SSH Security Scan Firewall • Maximum Firewall Keyword Filter : 64 • Maximum Firewall Network Service Filter : 32 • Maximum Firewall URL Filter : 64 Overall, once setup, I was able to get extremely impressive 2.4GHz speeds and more importantly range. We have a 5,400 sqft house and can leave the house entirely, walk across the street and still be connected. Superb range! On a fiber 1gb up/down line, I can pull between 600-900 gbps depending on the frequency I am on and how close to a node I am. This is more than enough for any household! I am more than happy with this device and extremely pleased with its top tier performance and range.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Rock Steady as of Latest Firmware (June 2024)

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    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    Asus has updated the firmware on this mesh system 4 times in the past 5 weeks. It's now the best system I've ever owned. Setup could have been easier, though. Setup: I unboxed and set up the BQ16 Pro on June 15, the day after firmware 3.0.0.6.102_35425 was released. The main unit was flawless, but the two nodes took a long time to connect. After a lengthy light show with each node flashing from yellow to blue to a stable white, I realized they were finally connected but the admin portal UI wasn't showing the proper progress. I logged out and back into the admin portal, and they each correctly showed connected in the UI. I think the delay was a firmware update from 3.0.0.6.102_35404, because when I checked for a firmware update, both nodes were on 3.0.0.6.102_35421, which was newer than the devices should have had based on when I bought them. Also, the firmware check said they were up-to-date despite being 1 version old, so I had to manually update them to 3.0.0.6.102_35425. Once they were on 3.0.0.6.102_35425, they each updated to 3.0.0.6.102_35432 automatically today (June 21). Why ZenWiFi BE30000 / BQ16 Pro: We needed to switch from a standalone router (TP-Link Archer AXE300) to a mesh system because we were at 50 connected devices with 2 people working from home, a kid & mother-in-law streaming constantly, and we needed to future-proof (as if) as much as possible. Dong Knows' review swayed me to Asus over Netgear, and the ZenWiFi 30000 / BQ16 Pro in particular. Getting away from TP-Link's $55/year Home Shield plan was a bonus, as Asus has the same features baked in. Experience after 1 week: It's been a rock-steady system so far, albeit with a couple annoyances. We've had no dropped Teams calls or buffering streams, and the 2.4ghz IoT network has ensured all of our smart devices stay connected. The first annoyance is that a lot of changes require a system restart, which can take 5+ minutes to complete; not a big deal, but annoying while we go through this initial setup period. The second annoyance is that our Halo 3 dog collar cannot find the 2.4ghz network; I'm reaching out to Halo support, and it is the only device out of the 50 we transitioned that won't find the network. Overall, this is an excellent system that more than blankets our 3,000sqft multi-story home. Despite having fiber internet, the high-end standalone gaming router TP-Link Archer AXE300 was constantly dropping Teams calls or buffering when streaming, sometimes not even connecting in certain areas of the house, and was routinely dropping connected smart devices. Now, with a mesh network, we have no issues anywhere in the house or outside, and we don't have to think about the network.

    I would recommend this to a friend